International tour operators looking for a receptive who speaks their language are able to contact them through Receptive Finder®—a feature of Touroperatorland.com—a Free portal sight which contains profiles of more than 100 top receptive tour operators that have been verified and vetted by the NAJ Group, which is the parent company that also publishes the INBOUND Report. Each receptive profile is updated annually and contains number of staff, years in business, regions they cover and types of products they sell.
“No one wants to negotiate with someone that doesn’t understand their language or culture,” said Jake Steinman,” Founder of NAJ Group, the parent company of the INBOUND Report and TOUROPERATORLAND.Com. “There’s just too much that can be lost in translation. The ReceptiveFinder® was created so users can easily search by languages spoken in offices, or by the region they serve.”
Searchable languages include: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.
“Receptive operators are critical in the ecosystem that supplies inbound tourism and NAJ is dedicated to helping overseas operators find the right partners,” Steinman explained.
Launched at the recent IPW in Washington, D.C. in the print edition of the TourOperatorLand magazine, the online version is free for travel planners and is a cooperative of over 150 US destinations and suppliers who place their trade content on one site to save time and money for operators searching for product and itinerary ideas. TourOperatorLand also offers an inventory of some 2,000 high resolution photos—royalty free.
Don’t take our word for it: A number of international tour operators stopped by the TourOperatorLand booth at IPW to take a look at the website and its many features. Among them was Tony Carne, general manager, Urban Adventures.
Carne, who is based in Australia, had this to say: https://vimeo.com/221024447