The 2014 list of 28 top travel directories

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Attention travel and  private transport  companies!  ‘Achtung’ travel agents, minibus rental companies, coach hire operators, airport transfer service organizations and taxicab companies. !Have a good look at the list of quality travel, tourism and transport directories here below. Our SEO staff has been busy to generate a  complete list with the best 2014 travel directories to promote your travel company’s website.

Get links for your travel website from good directories

Those of you that take their travel websites seriously are all aware that know that crispy fresh and engaging content is mandatory to maintain a good search engine position. Those entrepreneurs that love to write and create new content might sometimes forget about another still important aspect of promoting your company.  Link building and submitting your site to directories still remains an important part of SEO for most of us. It can still be used as an effective tactic to push your homepage and specific pages to a higher position in Google.

Your 2014 Travel Directory list

We have done the homework for you and have checked for Domain Authority and Page Rank. Now all you have to do is submit your site. Most listed directories have categories for countries and some for cities. Most have also industry related categories for chauffeured transport related services like airport transfers, charter bus rental, taxi and cab services, minibus with driver and coach hires and car with driver rentals. We specifically checked if the directories had a transportation and/or car rental category. If not, we made sure they still have a relevant travel category for promoting your travel business.

1. Onlytourist

The website is easy to navigate from the homepage, because it is divided in Air Travel, Transportation and Travel service. Ten you can select your desired destination which is relevant to your business. Great web design and good statistics.

  Bikini fun on the homepage of the Onlytourist  worldwide travel directory

Bikini fun on the homepage of the Onlytourist  worldwide travel directory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 51

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

 2. Itravelnet

An extended and complete travel directory with articles , travel news, travel pictures, videos, a travel blog and with a transport and a bus and car rental category

  Homepage image Itravelnet directory

Homepage image Itravelnet directory

Page Rank: 2

Domain Authority: 66

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: Yes 

3. TravelFoot

A directory only focused on travel in Europe. It has categories per country and a travel blog with travel tips. A link from this directory can be a great asset for any travel related business.

  Screenshot of Homapge image travel Foot directory

Homapge image travel Foot directory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 47

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: Yes

4. Touristclick

An extensive directory with various categories for every continent and country within. You can find anything travel related from finding accommodations to transportation everywhere in the world.

 Screenshot Image homepage travel directory Touristclick

Image homepage travel directory Touristclick

Page Rank: 5

Domain Authority: 61

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: No

5. Siterary

It is not the most beautiful website, but it has categories for every big city destination in the world. There is also a transportation category and they allow both reciprocal and paying for links.

 Look of the homepage of the the by Humans edited travel directory called ‘Siterary’

Image of the homepage of the the by Humans edited travel directory called ‘Siterary’

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 47

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: Yes

6. 2traveling

2traveling.com is a colorful website with great statistics. Categories for every continent and country from travel services to vacation rentals. The reciprocal link needs to points to a different website.

  Blue sky awaits you on the homepage of the 2travelleing travel directory

Blue sky awaits you on the homepage of the 2travelleing travel directory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 45

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

7. Traveltourismdirectory

A travel specific directory with a 0 PageRank but a Domain Authority of 56, which indicates it hasn´t got many backlinks itself but a few quality backlinks (which is good for SEO). It has also great listings for any kind of travel business.

  Screenshot of Homepage image of the TravelTourismDirectory destination guide

Homepage image of the TravelTourismDirectory destination guide

Page Rank: 0

Domain Authority: 56

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: No 

8. Siteranking

This is a UK based business directory and has several general and more niche category listings. There specifically are a lot of insurance and car websites categories available.

 Look of business directory SiteRanking in blue and white

Homepage of business directory SiteRanking in blue and white

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 47

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No 

9. TravelDirectory

A UK based travel directory for related travel websites with a lot of related categories. You can also find here travelogues, travel news and destination guides. 

 See the look of the clean and colorful homepage of TravelDirectory

Image of the clean and colorful homepage of TravelDirectory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 58

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: No

10. Findelio

Findelio.com is not specifically a travel related directory, but it has various categories for any type of business. They have a travel category that is divided per continent.

Per country and regional categories, also more topics then just travel.

 Glance of the efficiently stuffed homepage of Findelio extensive directory

Image of the efficiently stuffed homepage of Findelio extensive directory

Page Rank: 5

Domain Authority: 57

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

11. Travelingpages

Easy to navigate homepage with a “holiday-ish” web design. They have divided the categories into continents and countries. You can find per country anything from tour operators, lodging and transportation.

 Screenshot image of the beautiful sunny Travelingpages homepage travel directory
Image of the beautiful sunny Travelingpages homepage travel directory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 47

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: Yes

Car rental category: Yes

12. Travel Agent Finder

This website has a very playful web design and you can search for UK travel agents per continent and per country in different cities. This is the perfect directory for any travel agent. A good relevant niche back link has a lot of value.

 Image of the Travel Agent Finder homepage travel agent directory

Image of the Travel Agent Finder homepage travel agent directory

Page Rank: 2

Domain Authority: 32

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

13. Boomerang Tours

The name might think of an Australian directory, but it is a Californian tour operator who has made a directory of their business website. It is relevant for any tour operator as it shows opportunities to find other travel agent colleagues.

 Visual of the Boomerang Tours homepage tour operater directory

Image of the Boomerang Tours homepage tour operater directory

Page Rank: 2

Domain Authority: 36

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

14. Elephant Rent A Car

Quite a weird name for a directory, but is a unique directory for car rental businesses only. This has a lot of value for car rental agencies to get a back link from a relevant niche directory. They also have traveling guides for people who want to hire cars. 

 Take a look at the Image of the Elephant Rent A Car homepage travel directory

Image of the Elephant Rent A Car homepage travel directory

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 34

Submissions: reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: Yes

15. Dmozzilla

This is a great directory for any business, because it has a total of 687 sub categories and great statistics. You can choose to pay for a link or exchange one from your own website to get listed in your relevant category. The only disadvantage is that they don’t have specific transport or car rental categories.

 Good Image of the Dmozzilla homepage business directory

Image of the Dmozzilla homepage business directory

Page Rank: 4

Domain Authority: 51

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

16. Linkpedia

The homepage of this directory looks quite empty, but it easy to navigate to your relevant category and submit your url. The costs are low and the statistics are good. This can be relevant to any business and not only travel related websites.

 View of the Image of the homepage directory

Image of the homepage directory

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 46

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

17. Greatville

This directory has travel related categories and services but it is not divided per country or continent. It also has an opportunity to add your travel blog and create a back link. Greatville only allows linking via reciprocal links.

 General Image of the Greatville homepage business directory

Image of the Greatville homepage business directory

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 39

Submissions: reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

18. Free PR Web Directory

Freeprwebdirectory.com is the official directory URL, but you need to link to another domain for a reciprocal link. You can also add blogs and articles to the website with related categories for any business. To get a link from this travel directory they’ll probably ask you to first provide there partner website www.VisitorDetails.com with a back link from your company’s website.

 Overview of the great Free PR Web Directory homepage business and blog directory

Image of the great Free PR Web Directory homepage business and blog directory

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 68

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

19. Site Promotion Directory

Sitepromototiondirectory.com has a PageRank of  7, which is quite good for a directroy. The web design is nice and it is easy to navigate through al categories. Although it wants you to link back to a different site (like we did), you will still get listed on the Site Promotion Directory. This travel directory is also not requesting a direct link back but states that a link towards www.hotweburls.com is more appropriate step to initiate the link exchange.

 A view of the Site Promotion directory homepage

Image of the Site Promotion directory homepage

Page Rank: 7

Domain Authority: 57

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

20. Devote club

This directory also wants you to add a reciprocal link back to a different website, but you still get listed on devoteclub.com. A good quality directory with lots categories that are relevant to any business.

 Image of the Devote Club directory homepage

Image of the Devote Club directory homepage

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 39

Submissions: reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

21. Philly First On The Fourth

A weird name for a directory, but the statistics are good. It is actually marketed as a search engines to search for businesses. You can add a website for free but you need to link back to their website.

 See the look of the Philly First On The Fourt directory homepage

Image of the Philly First On The Fourt directory homepage

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 50

Submissions: reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

22. Add Your Links Now

Although no specific transport or car rental category Add Your Link Now has various categories with paid and reciprocal link options. The web design is a little bit boring, but the quality is good enough to get your travel websites listed on this directory.

 Visual of the Add Your Links Now directory homepage

Image of the Add Your Links Now directory homepage

Page Rank: 2

Domain Authority: 44

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No 

23. Ellys Directory

Ellys directory is clearly developed by a women with the pink web design. You can spend quite some money for a paid link or link back to their domain for a free link. There are several categories and its high PageRank is excellent for your link building campaign.

 A screenshot of the pink and fluffy Ellys Directory homepage

Image of the pink and fluffy Ellys Directory homepage

Page Rank: 5

Domain Authority: 49

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

24. Wldirectory

It looks static and clean, with more categories then only travel. No particularly made for car rental or coach hire but since you operate in the travel sector this category will also suit you. You also add articles for your business SEO campaigns.

 An Image of the Wldirectory homepage

Image of the Wldirectory homepage

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 49

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

25. Second Wave Systems

A business directory where u have both paid and reciprocal link options. Although the gray design is quite boring, it still has a high Domain Authority and is worth the link for your travel business.

 Glance  of the Second Wave Systems homepage business directory

Image of the Second Wave Systems homepage business directory

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 46

Submissions: paid or reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

26. Link Spurt

Linkspurt.com is a directory from the makers of Automatic Backlinks. You need to link back to their business page. The directory has high statistics and has several categories you can add your business to. It’s high page rank compensates for the lack of an revelvant car rental or transfer and private transport company. Just like the numbers 18 and 19 on our list this tourism directory prefers a 3 way link exchange: if you want to get a link from Link Spurt then most likely you are asked to create a link from your site to Automatic Backlinks.

 Image of the Link Spurt homepage

Image of the Link Spurt homepage

Page Rank: 5

Domain Authority: 53

Submissions: reciprocal

Transportation category: No

Car rental category: No

27. Don’t Travel Empty

Also called DTE was founded by Anthony Marett who owns a coach hire and transport company in Norfolk. It’s not really a directory in terms of a site that gives you a back link no it’s much better. It’s an online collaboration platform where all those involved in passenger transport can enlist and either offer empty rides or request transport for groups or individual. The network of transporters is exchanging rides and helping out with passenger recovery in the case of a breakdown. Works better than recovery insurance at almost no cost.

 The green and blue Don´t Travel Empty homepage

Image of the green and blue Don´t Travel Empty homepage

Page Rank: 2

Domain Authority: 22

Submissions: free

Transportation category: yes this one is all about transport

Car rental category: mainly focused on busses and coaches but all vehicle types are welcome

28. RentAutobus

Works both directory as a quote and reservation tool. Started in Spain about 4 years ago and now slowly moving into other European such as Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and more countries and world wide.

Image of the Rentautobus bus and coach companies directory homepage

Image of the Rentautobus bus and coach companies directory homepage

Private transport companies can quote trips and get both reservations and direct feedback on their pricing compared to local competitors.

See as an example the Gerona Coach Hire Company MIR who has already received more than 20 client reviews on this portal.

 Image of the company profile page with client reviews

Image of the company profile page with client reviews 

Page Rank: 3

Domain Authority: 26

Submissions: free

Transportation : yes  this directory is about getting quote request for private and group transport and travels

Car rental category: categories include countries and transport service type like coach hire, airport transfers, car with driver rentals and taxi or cab service

Travel directories requesting reciprocal links

As a final note we agree that lots has been said about being careful not to directly interchange links with other websites or directories. Opinions differ and we think that Google just wants you to be connected worldwide. Most of the listed directories above do request a link in return. We think that linking to quality directories will not harm your site but do only good.

Transport, rental and travel directories requesting paid submissions

Some of the mentioned websites will ask you for money in order to handle your directory submission. You might think: ‘ I have this very nice website so why should I pay for my submission to any of these directories? It’s simple most of these directories give you the options to place a reciprocal link first before requesting a link from them. Then if for whatever reason you don’t feel like giving reciprocal links than you have to option to pay for the link to your site. Keep in mind that although these directions and their form seem to be fully automated still a lot of human time is invested for reviewing the link request and for websites submitted to them.

Sharing this travel directory list

As the rules of the game are the same for an individual company or for a travel and transport portal we are happy to share this list with you. As for our associates we want to make clear the we as a portal have the goal is to help our transfer, bus, coach and car rental business to perform better on the web.

Share this directory list in your company

If you are a small travel or transport company owner with no staff dedicated to SEO than share this directory list with somebody who can do the submissions for you. The work is simple but must be done with some good writing and admin skills. Make sure you use the right anchor text together with the relevant (deep) link you want to target. Also be careful, because every individual directory listing needs a unique description. Your link will then have the most value.

Share the directory list with colleagues or competitors

Start 2014 with an act of kindness and share this list with a colleague or a competitor. You might say why should I help them? We say just try and see what happens. The new economy is that of sharing and collaboration and the act of giving a helping hand now might return to you as a favour in this very year. The today´s online business is about adding value to the community and in which extent people are willing to share content with their friend. Synergy is key for maximum results.

Get started now submitting your company’s website

Well this seems like a t lot of work I don’t feel like doing this right now…

DIY or outsource the task of ‘directory submissions’?

We now that administrative related tasks are not your cup of tea. Submissions to these listing generally must be made in the English language and if you don’t write it so well it will affect the quality of the work done.

Do the link building work yourself

If you don’t have anyone to delegate to this work to than make a commitment to register to at least 3 sites daily yourself. In 10 days your work will be done and in about probably 1 month time you’ll benefit of improved search engine rankings.

Get a Link Builder to do the directory submissions

So probably the best thing you can do now is think to who to delegate this task. Sure there is somebody who can do this job for you in your direct surroundings. You surely have a colleague, friend or family member who can help you out with the registration of your travel or transport business on these sites.

If not then contact a freelancer on Odesk, Elance or TrabajoFreelance to do this job for you

Any good travel or transport directory missing here?

Let us know if we have missed out on any good directory for those active in getting quality links for their travel or transport site. We are always searching for serious directories. Send us or favorite or post it here below as a comment. We are curious to hear your thoughts, ideas and suggestions! Leaving a reply will get you your first back link of 2014!

Comments

  • #18 | Canadian Travel Sites |

    Thanks for the list of travel directories, well done!.

  • #16 | location voiture |

    this is realy a great list

  • #15 | Alan |

    A good list of directories to receive a link-back to your website. Most of the 28 are reciprocal backlinks. Although some are chargable! All in all most of them do give a free backlink.

  • #11 | Shankar banjara |

    Nice blog about transport business directories, do you have a similar list about niche listings like trekking guides and tours

  • #9 | ashish kattel |

    Many derectories but most of them are paid of reciprocal , can't i find a good site for free?also most of the site's pr is more lesser than mentioned.
    But overall good article thanks for help

  • #8 | Jitendra Gurung |

    Great website and good to know this travel directory lists.

  • #7 | Nancy Le |

    Thanks for sharing, This list of travel and car rental and travel directories is very helpful with me!

  • #6 | Monowar Hossain |

    Nice! Travel directory collection. No instead of only writing about transport and private hire directories you should write about hotel and room directories!
    Thank you.

  • #5 | Hiking Mike |

    Nice blog about transport bussines directories, do you have a simular list about niche listings like trekking guides and tours?

  • #4 | Bobbie Murphy |

    Thanks for the directory list! It's a great help! We are ready soon to move to a new theme, but would love your input on my travel blog content! I love to write. Gathering a tribe who reads is what it's all about. Sharing the active travel world with you all. :)

  • #3 | Goa Honeymoon Tour Package |

    I see many directory companies .Great to see such an extensive list of opportunities for All transport and tour companies!

  • #2 | Daan |

    Great to see such an extensive list of opportunities for bus companies!

    I think many bus companies still have a lot of ground to cover in their adventure to the Google hilltop, so nice to see your company providing these resources.

    Hope to see a lot more relevant content on RentAutobus.com!

  • #1 | Erik |

    These are some good directory business listing opportunities.

    Great statistics and as long as your website is travel related I think it will have benefits for yours

    It also seems easy to submit your website, just fill in the company details and it is ready for registration.

    Good work!

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