Welcome Sailor is both an international network of independent tourist marinas that share a desire to provide guests with high quality service and the brand that distributes and promotes berths and services offered by its network members worldwide.
Welcome Sailor offers to the marinas affiliated to its network:
- The service of finding and booking berths on the Internet (Berth Booking Engine) for use alongside marina management and distribution systems. The service can help maximise berth revenue through a Yield Management model based on a strategic use of fares and availability, as already used by hotels and airlines. The main features include: immediate confirmation for bookings guaranteed by credit card; fare calculation by category, length and size (m2) of yacht; management of promotions, discounts, fees, waiting lists and cancellation policies; alternative berthing proposals.
- Internet one-stop shop on www.welcomesailor.com that provides a place where yachters throughout the world can meet their mooring needs from among the berths offered by the Welcome Sailor network. The site, available in 5 languages, includes a berth search and booking engine, a marina guide with details on each port, articles for tourists and dedicated areas for the yachting community.
- Access to new markets thanks to a development strategy that will see the Welcome Sailor network expand throughout the Mediterranean in a few short years and offer a berth search-and-booking service to yachters all over the world (over 6 million in Europe alone).
- International marketing that involves advertising campaigns on leading search engines and in major nautical magazines, targeted email marketing to yachters and those operating in the tourism sector, participation in the largest boat show fairs and events. Each affiliated port also receives a promotional kit containing the Welcome Sailor window sticker for display in the reception area and advertising material for guests.
- Additional distribution channels to increase purchase opportunities for yachters (e.g. internet, SMS, call-centres, travel agencies and yacht charters).
- Consulting, training and assistance from a team of professionals on how to use our services as well as marketing and communication strategies within the Welcome Sailor network.
Write us to ask about the affiliate program or to organize a meeting with our sales consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org.