5 Tourism Business Ideas to Turn a Profit Fast

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The U.S. tourist and travel industry generates trillions of dollars in revenue each year. If you want to get in on the action, you need to find the best tourism business ideas, so you can cash in.

Finding the right business for you means finding something you enjoy doing, but also something that will turn a good profit. Continue reading this article for our top ideas for starting a tourism business.

1. Walking Tours

If you love showing off your city on foot, walking tours might be the perfect tourism business for you. You can use tourism SEO to get people to look at your walking tour website and have daily tours available for people that want to explore the city with you.

2. Lodging

You don't have to be in the hotel industry to get a piece of the income from travelers coming to your area. Offering a short-term rental, condo, or another creative tourist lodging arrangement can be a lucrative way to make money from people traveling to the area. 

3. Translator

Do you speak more than one language? If you know more than one language, you can help people that are coming to your area and don't know English.

Being a translator is a great way to meet interesting people. You might also get other types of translation work once people get to know you and the services you offer.

4. Luggage Delivery

Have you ever forgotten luggage at the airport or had your luggage delayed and had to wait for a long time? Instead of waiting for your luggage at the airport and missing valuable vacation time, you could have been going about your day and had a luggage delivery service bring it to you.

Starting a luggage delivery business doesn't take a lot of work when you're just starting out. People can be very grateful for this service, so you can earn great tips as well.

5. Photographer

Sometimes people want to have professional pictures while they're on vacation instead of taking selfies all of the time. Branding yourself as a tourism photographer and setting up some interesting places to do photoshoots when people are touring your city is a great way to get clients.

You could opt to offer a walking tour along with your photography session, which can increase the price you're able to charge your clients. When you're in this type of business, your photos will do the advertising for you, so you can build your business through referrals.

Tourism Business Ideas - Which One Will You Choose?

Now you have some great tourism business ideas, and it is time to get started. Getting started is half the battle, and then it's all a matter of getting the word out about your business and securing clients.

Do you feel you need more help starting your tourism business, or learning how to market to tourists? Our site is full of articles that can help you as you're getting started with any business model.

Browse our site, find your favorite business and marketing articles, drop a bookmark, and come back soon to read more. We have plenty of other articles on travel and tourism as well!

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