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Table of content

  1. What is Google Things to Do?

  2. Costs and payments

  3. How to activate Google Things to Do?

  4. How do I manage Google Things to Do bookings?

  5. "Official site" tag

  6. Most asked question

What is Google Things to Do?

Google Things to do (GTTD) enables end customers to book experiences and activities directly on your bookingkit widget and other booking channels (like GetYourGuide, Viator etc ) when searching for a point of interest (POI) or an attraction on various surfaces such as Google search or google maps.

Admission and Google maps surfaces

Experiences surface

You can be listed here if

  • your experience provides an admission ticket to the point of interest.

    • Example: Climbing experience Eiffel tower with an entry ticket.

You can be listed here if:

  • your experience provides an admission ticket to the point of interest.

    • Example: Climbing experience Eiffel tower with an entry ticket.

  • your experience does not provide an admission ticket to the point of interest.

    • Example: Bike Guided tour of Paris (Eiffel tower and main attractions)

Costs and payment

  • Commission process

    • You will receive your money directly in your Mangopay account and bookingkit will invoice the Payment fee + booking fee + ticket fee.

  • Costs

    • Payment fee + booking fee + ticket fee.

How to activate Google Things to Do?

  1. Review the following criteria

    1. Google Things to Do Policies

    2. Google Things to Do Price Policies

    3. The experience should

      1. be bookable online. Experiences on request will not be published

      2. have appointments in the future.

      3. have a price list created. If your experience has multiple price lists, the main price list (first created, displayed at the top) should have appointments bookable in the future.

      4. have a location set. It is crucial to select the name of the place (POI) where you want to have your experiences. For example: if you wish to have your experiences on the Eiffel tower POI, you need to enter "Eiffel tower", not "Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris". When Eiffel tower is selected, the address "Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris." will be returned automatically.

    4. Make sure that you verified Mangopay/Stripe.

    5. The content translation module must be activated AND your experiences' content must be available in English.

  2. Activate Google Things to Do channel in bookingkit reach.

3. Select one experience per point of interest that you would like to sell.

  • Important: Locations of point of interest are taken from your experiences in bookingkit - make sure to update the location to match exactly google's point of interest address you wish to be listed on.

4. Google will then put the product online if all conditions and terms are respected.

  • Note: Google does not guarantee any timeline or even if the experience will be put online.

5. If you wish to change your listed experiences, you can click on "Change experience" and then select another experience for the point of interest. You can then click on "Confirm" and "proceed". You can also select " - " to remove completely all experiences send to the point of interest.

How do I manage Google Things to Do bookings?

  • Modify booking: in bookingkit backend.

  • Cancellations: in bookingkit backend.

"Official site" tags

An "official site" tag is a tag that can be added to your listing on google things to do. This will help your experience to be listed in 1st place on the admission surface as the normal ranking is based on the lowest price.

  • Note: Google is also auto-creating such tags for some attractions. However, this is automatically taken from the official website and will likely be deprecated in the nearest future.

  • Warning: Please only tag experiences where you are the official provider of the entrance ticket for the point of interest where you wish to list your experience. Otherwise, Google may block your experience.

Automatically done by Google

Done by a reservation system

How to claim the "official site" tags?

  1. Official site tags can be claimed on bookingkit reach. Go to Google Things to Do channel in bookingkit reach.

  2. Click on manage, edit, and "mark as official ticket" for the experiences you wish to tag as "official site".

  3. You can then save.

4. Your experiences will be marked as an Official ticket in reach.

  • Note: Google does not guarantee any timeline or even if the experience will be put as an "official site".

Most asked questions

I am an Attraction owner and I want to remove all re-sellers offering my tickets under my Attraction business listing.

  • Bookingkit does not control or have any influence on this. We advise that you try to contact the resellers directly and request removal as they are the only ones that can do this. Google will not be able to remove these listings for you.

Can an Online Travel Agency or other resellers also list my tour and activity experiences?

  • Yes, if that re-seller has direct integration into GTTD and has access to your product/s they may list your product and direct the user to complete the transaction on their site.

If I choose not to claim the “Official Site” button, will my admission ticket still be listed?

  • Yes.

Can an Online Travel Agency or other resellers claim the “Official Site” tag?

  • No. Only the business owner can claim the “Official Site” tag

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