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Stride Travel Takes The Guesswork Out Of Tour Vacations

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | March 01, 2016

Stride Travel Takes The Guesswork Out Of Tour Vacations

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That expert-led excursion just got easier well before you even booked the tour, thanks to a new website that takes the effort out of finding the perfectly matched adventure.

Stride Travel launched its online marketplace, aiming to be the go-to spot for anyone hoping to melt away the stress of daily life with tours, cruises and vacation packages.

A cursory glance had us craving an immersive holiday close to home or well beyond our country.

From the looks of it, travelers have a solution that is simple, intuitive and a bit fun to maneuver.

A press release delves a bit deeper into the celebratory news, which offers an innovative solution to comparing and purchasing various modes of adventure and tour-guide travel.

The press release is quick to point out that its filling an industry void at the moment, stating that it’s the, “first site to enable users to search and read reviews for all pre-planned trips.”

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Now there is some joy in planning your own holiday, scouring the Internet for attractions to enjoy, landmarks to see and places to stay. Sadly, it remains a big pain in the proverbial behind. But finding a tour trip that fits your needs can be just as daunting.

Now there is a website that promises a search engine the returns results on, “traditional group tours, private guided trips, safaris, independent adventure packages, and small ship cruises.”

For example, we took the site for a joy ride, typing in a hypothetical query of “London.” From there we got 86 potential trips returns, which we could whittle down thanks to filters.

There are even Stride Preferred tours such as Rick Steves’ Europe’s Best of London In Seven Days tour to consider.

Stride’s Co-founder & CEO Gavin Delany expounds on the unveiling: “Today’s consumers expect to be able to read reviews and easily compare options on any major purchase. Adventurous, international vacations are no exception.”

Delany continues on the impetus behind the website: “Yet today, the major travel review websites do not have a category for reviews on multi-day tours and operators. There are many frustrated travelers and tour operators who want a third party to provide this service and Stride is filling this void. Stride is uniquely positioned as a third party to provide credible reviews and ratings that validate suppliers’ strengths and differentiation.”

Getting a pre-planned trip is wonderfully therapeutic. It takes a great deal of thought and work out of the process involved in a holiday.

Now, thanks to Stride Travel, that sentiment begins well before you even lock down your tour guide or travel company.


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