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Feature your travel business in the Painted Circle Travel Guide

ZERO FEES.
ZERO COMMISSIONS.

WE'RE YOUR ALTERNATIVE TO MASS-MARKET RESELLERS & OTAs

Painted Circle is a collective of travel businesses working together to promote great tourism... and each other. We are a network of travel providers that are purpose driven, and passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for guests.

 

Join us for free and be part of our movement.

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DIRECT BOOKINGS

Painted Circle isn't a reseller. All travelers who find you here will make bookings directly with you. We want traveler money to stay local.

ZERO FEES / COMMISSIONS

We are taking an active stance against extraction and financial leakage. You never pay us sales commissions or fees. There are no costs for you to join.

EARN FROM OUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM

As a partner you can create an extra revenue stream from our Affiliate Program - no extra setup needed.

Additionally, get access to all of our promotion opportunities...

As a partner on Painted Circle you have access to all of our marketing and publicity options that can help you promote your business, as well as your expertise and passion.

SPEAK ON OUR PODCAST

Your voice is the most powerful way to get potential guests interested and excited about your business and the experiences you offer. Let travelers really get to know you and the passion you have for your business. Painted Circle partners are invited to record an episode with us!

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BE FEATURED IN OUR BLOG

Tell the story of how your business started, an amazing experience you share with guests, or background about where your business is located. Our blog is available to you to showcase your expertise and your community.

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POST YOUR SELFIE VIDEO

Record a welcome message to appear directly on your business listing. Your welcome message encourages travelers to get to know more about your business, and  helps you welcome them to your location.

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JOINING IS FREE

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...

Painted Circle is built to grow your direct bookings without costly fees or commissions..

Instead of paying us a commission, you share a special offer with Painted Circle members that entices them to book directly with you. Discounts are one type of offer, but we are excited for you to get creative and craft offers that give guests a better experience AND help your business capture and keep more revenue.

Whether a traveler finds you on Painted Circle as a free site user, or as a paid member with access to your special offer, they will ALWAYS book direclty with you!

Examples of how other tour and experience operators are using Painted Circle:

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Txango Tours in Paris

Owner Simon offers Painted Circle members a 15% discount - this helps him earn more than with a reseller and encourages guests to try his amazing sidecar tours!

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Serlachius Museum in Finland

The incredible team at Serlachius Museum in Tampere, Finland offer a discount on entry, which helps them share their many additional add-on offerings with guests.

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Vines & Pearls in Istanbul

Founder Goda offers a bottle of wine to Painted Circle members after her thoughtfully-crafted wine tours in Istanbul - it's easy and cost-effective for her and truly memorable for her guests.

These are just three of the many ways you can use Painted Circle to encourage direct bookings - the best offers make your experience more memorable for your guests AND save you money compared to resellers and OTAs.

Don't join just because it's free...

Join us because you share our values.

Painted Circle is an independent travel collective - we are bootstrapped and don't answer to investors. We connect travelers to great businesses, and to do so without taking a cut. We want to help your business be less reliant on costly resellers, and to have tools that can enhance your team's exposure, your guests' experience, and your community's wellbeing.

INCLUSION

Travel must be for everyone. Use your listing on Painted Circle to let travelers know you are ready to welcome them to your business.

ETHICS

We aim to support travel businesses that are avoiding exploitation of people, animals, and the environment. We want to support positive change.

PURPOSE

Travel is a tool for creating understanding and peace. Our community of passionate travel businesses is driven by purpose before profits.

"Creating the Painted Circle platform has been a very personal mission - I started in the industry as a bike tour guide in Germany and I know that there are many of us who are immensely passionate about what we do. Now we can build a refreshingly new ecosystem together!"

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Charles Odom

Founder of Painted Circle

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GET STARTED HERE

Create your free listing in 5 minutes!

Just follow our onboarding form to create your listing in the Painted Circle travel guide. Once we receive your info we will review and let you know if we have questions. If you would like to schedule a one-on-one call with us to ask questions or to get help getting started, just click here.

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