WHY IT RATES: Travel advisors are more important in the touring and private touring space than ever before, and that's why ToursByLocals is investing in expanding its relationship with advisors. — Lacey Pfalz, Associate Writer, TravelPulse
Noting a strong resurgence in the travel advisor sales channel in the first half of 2023, ToursByLocals is excited to announce they’ve created and hired for a brand new role in the company: Partnership Manager.
Miami-based Leshea Beauchamp was hired into the newly created Partnership Manager role within the ToursByLocals marketing department, and is eager to build stronger relationships with the company’s existing agencies, and reach out to those that ToursByLocals is not yet partnering with. She intends to be a presence at multiple industry events in the second half of the year, and into 2024.
“ToursByLocals offers the perfect product for agents who sell to a discerning client base that prioritizes unique and customizable travel experiences. FITs and cruise ship passengers alike love the bespoke nature of the offerings, which are available at virtually every port of call, and in over 180 countries,” says Leshea. “I’m so excited to make this unique tour product available to more agencies across North America.”
ToursByLocals, a highly curated online marketplace for private tours, will be celebrating 15 years in business this October, and recently reached the milestone of sending 2 million travellers on private tours. Approximately 15% of total sales so far in 2023 were booked through an agent.
Founded by Canadians Paul Melhus and Dave Vincent in October 2008, ToursByLocals connects discerning travellers in search of customized, private tours with handpicked tour guides, providing exceptional travel experiences in over 180 countries worldwide. ToursByLocals’ private tours are consistently awarded 5-star ratings by the over 2 million travellers who have chosen them since 2008.
The guides on the ToursByLocals platform offer private city tours, shore excursions, art and history-focused tours, culinary tours and outdoor adventures on six continents. Every tour is private and itineraries are flexible and customisable to every traveller's needs. With over 4,700 experienced guides in large and small cities, ports of call and remote destinations, travellers can always find a local expert to meet their needs, whether they are travelling to Reykjavik, Rio, Rome or anywhere in between.
SOURCE: ToursByLocals press release.
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