Sole Trader - Tour business based in Launceston Tasmania -

Westbury TAS
Asking Price $17,000

Discover Tasmania Tours was established in 2013 and is ideal for a sole trader to operate tailored tours across beautiful Tasmania. Based in Launceston offering private, fully guided sightseeing, small group tours and day trips from Launceston to explore amazing scenic areas and unique attractions.

Important Website and TripAdvisor links:-

  • Website - Discover Tasmania Tours
  • TripAdvisor - Reviews
  • www.xxxxx
  • https://www.xxxxx-g255344-d6483532-Reviews-Discover_Tasmania_Tours-Launceston_Tasmania.html

The sale of this business will not include the pictured vehicle.

Tangible items:-

  • Tourism website, tour booking system. miscellaneous tools and plant consisting of infrared camera, wireless router, battery system, Android tablets and chargers, baby/toddler car seat, snow chains, books relating to Tasmanian wildlife, flora and fauna etc plus magnetic vehicle signs, promotional DL trifold brochures will be included;
  • Business logo artwork, DL sized trifold brochure templates, business card templates, name badges are also included for branding identity. Training on Website management and maintenance and Fareharbor booking system utilisation and updating will be provided for a negotiated period.

Licences and Accreditation:-

  • A Parks and Wildlife Nature Based Tourism Operators licence is required to operate this business in Tasmania's national parks;
  • Tourism industry accreditation with Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania (TICT) and the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP).

For guest testimonials, refer to TripAdvisor and Google reviews to see what past guests have said about their tour experiences.

Additional information:-

  • Discover Tasmania Tours (DTT) business name registered 13 November 2012;
  • DTT commenced tour operations December 2013;

 Licences required

  • Parks & Wildlife – Nature Based Operator formelry Commercial Visitor Services;
  • Public Passenger Vehicle accrediation and licence;
  • Working With Vulnerable People; 
  • Accreditations;
  • Member Tasmanian Tourism Industry Council. 

Social Media

  • Facebook; 
  • Instagram; 
  • TripAdvisor; 
  • Tour & Activity Owners Worldwide. 

TripAdvisor Rankings (at April 2023)

  • • #1 of 28 Outdoor Activities in Launceston;
  • • #3 of 34 Food & Drink in Launceston;
  • • #4 of 51 Tours in Launceston;
  • • #4 of 185 Attractions in Launceston;
  • • Certificates of Excellence 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Covid-19?

Business Sale Valuation • $17,000 + GST;

Profit and Loss financial statements available on request.

  • Financial snapshot 1 July 2022 - 30 April 2023 (ex GST) 
  • Revenues $46,882 
  • Fuel $6,180 
  • Expenses $17,835 
  • Nett profit $22,868  
  • Day worked 91
  • Number of guests 209
  • Approximately 3 hours per week marketing, social media and administration time.

Benefits to buying this established business:-

  • The difficult start-up work has already been done;
  • The business has established tour routes, forward bookings and procedures in place;
  • Buying this established business means immediate cash flow and this business has a financial history, which gives you an idea of what to expect and can make it easier to secure loans and attract investors;
  • You will acquire existing customers, contacts, goodwill, suppliers and equipment;
  • It's often easier to get financing to buy an existing business than to start a new one. Bankers and investors generally feel more comfortable dealing with a business that already has a proven track record. 

Advantages of Small-Business Ownership:-

  • Independence;
  • Financial gain; 
  • Control;
  • Equity; 
  • Opportunity;
  • Relationships with Online Travel Agents (local, national & international) 

Some things to do:-

  • Obtain PWS Commercial Visitor Licence;
  • Obtain Restricted Hire Vehicle accreditation;
  • Obtain Public Passenger Vehicle licence;
  • Working with Vulnerable People accreditation;
  • Register/transfer business name;
  • Obtain new website domain;
  • Become accredited with TICT;
  • Maintain and manage website & social media activities; 
  • Manage booking system (Fareharbor);
  • Manage local advertising – brochure drops, booking agencies, etc; 
  • Manage financial reporting; 
  • Change over of website and booking engine login details, etc;
  • Change financial systems;
  • Operate infra red camera, router and tablets for twilight tours;
  • This list is not exhaustive and other things will be required.

DTT post sale offer:-

  • Provide financial & advertising templates;
  • Training for website and booking system management;
  • Consulting advice on hourly rate basis;
  • Current owner to exit the industry in Tasmania.
Contact this seller
Client No: W717574421 Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.
Contact this seller
Client No: W717574421 Private sale, no contact by agents or marketers please.