List My Trip FAQs For Established Hosts

Why are hosted trips better for a guest? Because some guests prefer to go with a pre-organized group vs. on their own. A dedicated leader to hold a guest's hand and know their names works extremely well at getting beginners to try your activity (almost like a concierge or personal shopper, but for your activity). 

Why are hosted trips better for a host? Because they get to charge a service fee on top of their standard rental fee, which guests are willing to pay.

How big are these groups and why can't we just use normal group sales process? These groups are not organized before your trip. And we typically limit groups to 6 to 18 guests, which often lies outside of typical group size requirements. But, to be clear, group sales are about discounts, which are not necessary for hosted group trips who care more about the experience.

Why go through the trouble of listing a hosted trip on Because guests who are just getting started with outdoor recreation love being able to reserve all kinds of experiences in one place, seamlessly and conveniently, with unified cancellation policy and an outdoorsy community they love seeing over and over on every trip (we see a 60% return rate month-over-month). Suffice it to say, visitors trust Outerthere to get them on the best trips for them.

How hard is it to list a trip? Not hard at all! Start your listing by filling out the chat box below with a brief description of your trip and where it is to get your custom reservation page set up. Then, submit a List My Trip form to complete your reservation page and set up your company's profile page where visitors can see all your trips in one place.

How much does this service cost? There are no upfront costs for listing your trip. Outerthere receives a 20% commission from every standard reservation to cover listing and processing fees. If you do not get any reservations, Outerthere does not receive a commission. See terms.

How will I get paid? All payouts are automatically sent via PayPal. No PayPal? Visit here to get one.

What if my trip does not get any reservations? Outerthere features all kinds of trips, from hikes to sky diving. And there's no telling what will get booked and when. But one of the benefits of listing on Outerthere is that you'll be able to tap into our expertise anytime to understand trends and enhance your listing to improve reservations.

What kinds of trips should I list? Any small group trip that gets your guests to participate in an outdoor activity is eligible to be listed. See terms.

How will Outerthere support our trips? You're in good hands with Outerthere's support for hosts. Outerthere provides extensive marketing for your listing through email, social media, search and other digital channels. In addition, you'll receive ongoing guidance and pro-tips on how to get your group trips booked. Finally, you'll be able to reach a live representative who'll be familiar with your listing by using the chatbox at the bottom of any page or replying to any emails you receive.