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What is Google Things to do?
If you are wondering what Things to do is and what happened to “Reserve with Google”, please check out our blog post with everything you need to know about Google Things to do. Simply, Google is making it easy to find & book travel-related activities directly from Google Search, Maps, or their Things to do search bar. It provides an easy way for travel and tourism professionals to get their business in front of millions of potential customers.
The best thing is that listing on Google Things to do is free!
First, you will need to make sure that you have setup a Google Business Profile. If you need some help, please check out our article "How to create a Google Business Profile?". Note: if you are currently using their "Products" feature, it is recommended from Google to deactivate this so that the Google Things to do module can appear.
How to set up in Regiondo
Then you will need to match your Google Business Profile information to your Regiondo account. In the Regiondo dashboard, go to Settings >> Supplier Information then to the Your Highlights section. Make sure the Company name here matches exactly the one you have used on your Google Business Profile.
Steps to connect
1. Categorise your Offers
For the products you would like to connect, please also make sure you have inserted all the "Location details" fields in the 5th step of offer creation / edit.
Important tips :
- Specify in the description of the offer if it is an "admission ticket", "self-guided" or "guided tours," in order for your products to have higher chance of appearing after a search.
- For products that are not admission tickets, make sure they have an image that is at least 300x300 pixels, otherwise the products will not appear on Google.
- Add the POI (Point of interest) name, for example 'Buckingham Palace Entrance' in Location name / meeting point.
2. Activate Things to do Channel
What it looks like for your customers
The Google Things to do module is integrated directly into Google Search and Google Maps when Google detects touristic activities which have tickets or experiences to sell. This links directly to your Regiondo booking site for purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for my offers or the module to appear on my Google Business Profile ?
While Regiondo uploads the connected products several times per day, Google does not guarantee any timeline or even if the experience will surface on the new module, this depends if the inserted Point of Interest and the category type of your business inserted matches the Google Things to do Requirements.
What are the costs for booking placed through Google Things to do ?
This module will redirect all the traffic directly to your Regiondo booking site and this service
is completely free of extra charges, only your normal booking software fees apply.