Travel Trade

The travel trade (tour operators, OTA’s, travel agents and wholesalers) are an important distribution channel for the tourism industry and play a key role in attracting and bringing visitors to Jersey.  Many consumers turn to these partners for inspiration, guidance and as a platform to book.

Travel Trade distributors vary in their requirements and roles within the industry so it is important to understand the audiences they are targeting and markets they are working within to ensure you gain the maximum from your partnerships.  Working with these partners can help you attract new audiences, extend your seasonality, improve visitor spend with you and drive interest from new markets.

Below is a short guide to the key distribution partners, their role within the industry and how they would distribute your product.

Why the trade industry work with us

Visit Jersey work closely with the travel trade, as they are integral to the distribution of our on-island product.  We provide the travel trade with the necessary tools to build destination and brand awareness, to ensure Jersey’s tourism industry is thriving. We value our relationships that we have built with the trade industry and the support they give us in attracting groups, couples, families, and solo travellers to the island.

Visit Jersey is committed to assisting the trade with training, consumer queries, keeping them up to date with the latest on island news, website and social media imagery and videos and campaigns.

Trade partners can also utilise our free business portal to profile their company directly to consumers interested in coming to Jersey, by uploading their company profile on the website.    Our travel trade partners are also able to promote offers to the destination and will benefit from the huge number of monthly referrals our site generates. Their company and deals will be presented on the website throughout the customer journey when they are searching for Jersey inspiration.

Training the travel industry

In partnership with the travel training platform OTT, we offer specific destination training where travel industry staff can learn more about Jersey.  The training includes what to do, see and eat and accommodation options with our 5 easy training modules. We often host incentives on the training page to encourage as many of our valued trade partners to become Jersey experts.

Get in Touch

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