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3 Shore Excursions You Have Never Heard of...Until Now

Most cruise passengers have heard of the most common shore excursions such as parasailing or horseback riding...but have you ever heard of swimming with sharks or having lunch with Count Dracula? Some of the more unusual shore excursions are hard to find but they are out there.

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The 5 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Tour Operators Insurance

For companies looking for new tour operator’s liability insurance, and even for firms who are well-seasoned in the process, finding a great policy can be a confusing experience. Excursion insurance is often mistaken for the type of insurance cruise passengers can purchase to protect them in the event of an illness or injury while they are traveling—that type of coverage is referred to as short term insurance or traveler’s insurance. In this post we will address the five most commonly asked questions about tour operator’s liability insurance.

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5 Commonly Asked Questions about Tour Operator Liability Insurance

When considering an insurance provider, it’s important to make an informed decision. This is doubly true for Tour Operator Liability Insurance, where both the amount of liability coverage, and a coverage provider’s ability to provide services such as Global Jurisdiction affect the policy holder’s ability to work directly with a cruise line. In order to simplify the process of finding the right insurance policy for your excursion tour, here are the answers to five commonly asked questions.

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Why You Need Tour Operator Liability Insurance For Your Excursion

Excursion and tour operator insurance--two names for the same thing--are crucial because they’re required for cruise lines to promote your tour. Obtaining the proper insurance allows you to attract guests through cruise lines and guarantees their safety, resulting in more revenue.

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How to Make Your Shore Excursion Safer

Injuries and deaths may be rare in shore excursion tours, but they definitely happen, creating negative publicity and placing the company at the center of a media blitz. While there’s no accounting for accidents, there are several ways to make your tour safe and keep your guests as safe as possible.

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What Insurance is Required to Start a Shore Excursion Business?

When you are operating a tour, or shore excursion, you need insurance. Insurance protects you against liability from tourists should they get hurt or damage their property, and protects your business’ vehicular assets such as cars, buses, or watercraft.

Meet Local Requirements First

The first thing to look at is having sufficient insurance to meet legal requirements in your locale. This is the singular most important reason to insure. If you are not operating legally, not only are you rolling the dice with liability issues, but you run the risk of being shut down, and/or other businesses, such as cruise lines, not wanting to work with you.

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Why do Cruise Lines Require Tour Operators to Have Excursion Insurance?

If you run a shore excursion, you want business from cruise lines. You want them to promote your tour to their passengers, which will yield more participants for your tours. On top of offering an extraordinary excursion, the cruise lines want you to have excursion insurance.

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What to do if your Excursion Insurance Policy is Deficient

As an excursion or tour operator, having a fun and safe tour is the first thing that you think of every day. However, if you are looking to grow your business and begin to work with cruise lines that can promote your tours to their passengers, excursion insurance is a necessity. If a tour operator's excursion insurance policy does not meet certain requirements, cruise lines might refuse to work with that tour operator and refuse to promote their excursions to passengers. As a tour operator, it's important that you're aware of any deficiencies in your excursion insurance policy so that you can take advantage of the significant increase in business that inclusion in a cruise line's itinerary or list of suggested onshore activities can bring.

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3 Things to Consider When Renewing Your Excursion Insurance Policy

Cruises are a great vacation option for many people, and as an excursion operator, it’s your job to provide fun and safe excursion opportunities for cruise line passengers. Your excursion participants are having the time of their life, and to make sure you can keep operating your business, you need excursion insurance. Excursion insurance covers you for any liabilities and also makes your excursion more accessible to cruise line passengers.

If you don’t already have excursion insurance or your policy is about to expire, there are a few important things to consider when renewing your policy:

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3 Ways Excursion Operators can Increase Their Profit Per Tour

As a tour or shore excursion operator, customers look to you to provide them with a unique and exhilarating experience. And if you provide them with what they want, they will in turn reward you for your efforts. The following are a few tips on how to increase your profit per tour on your cruise excursion business.

Give People More than they Expect

While customers aren’t necessarily going to be expecting anything beyond what they see in the shore excursion description, there are a number of things you can do to go above and beyond their expectations.

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15 Ways to Make Your Excursion Safer and More Memorable

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