Sell Romance Travel!
By Jane Jamison
August 20, 2012 11:45 PM
Have you visited our new Sell Series site yet at SellSeries.com? If you haven’t, it’s important you do so now to learn even more about how to sell honeymoon, romance and destination wedding travel! This is where you’ll find the tools you need to significantly increase your income from essential niche sales categories long-term, including Romance Travel, River Cruises, Family Travel, Africa Travel, Asia Travel and more.
On a day-to-day basis, the Sell Series websites allow you to connect with suppliers and destinations, and target clients interested in a particular sales niche. They also provide you with continually updated resources to help you increase your sales for years to come.
Each niche category Sell Series site provides a dynamic, 24/7 Online Resource Center. This includes the latest deals, webinars, sales advice, news, featured articles, videos and more. In addition, all qualified graduates of the each Sell Series program get leads to consumers currently looking for information relating to the particular travel niche. In this column, on a regular basis, we highlight the latest information on a particular Sell Series. In this column, we will focus on SellRomanceTravel.com.
The destination wedding market is growing at an estimated 14 percent a year. Nearly one in four (24 percent) of couples opted for a destination wedding in 2011. According to XO Group research, the reasons most often cited were the desire for a special, fun or exotic locale; the ability to host a more intimate affair with fewer guests; and a destination that was special to them as a couple. SellRomanceTravel.com allows you to keep up with this dynamic market, providing the continually updated tools you need to market and sell destination weddings, honeymoons and romance travel.
To illustrate just how lucrative this market can be, take a look at the following statistics reported by the XO Group. In 2011, couples booking destination weddings hosted more guests, with an average of 86 guests per wedding (an average of 96 guests for domestic destination wedding and 62 guests for an international group).
The average length of stay is three or more days at the destination wedding location, with nearly half of international destination wedding stays lasting four or more days. The median destination wedding spend is $404 per guest internationally and $225 per guest domestically, compared with the national wedding average of just $137 per guest.
If you learn to effectively market and sell destination weddings, honeymoons and other romance travel, your commission potential is huge! And there’s no better place for you to gain the continually updated tools you need to increase your sales on a daily basis than on SellRomanceTravel.com.
Jane Jamison is editorial director-custom publishing for travAlliancemedia, parent of TravelPulse.com.