Travellers have become used to doing things online. From researching and booking flights and accommodation to planning sightseeing itineraries and scoping out the best restaurants to visit, it’s easy to plan an entire trip without ever stepping foot in a travel agency – unless you want to book a tour. Then you’ll probably find yourself going in to pick up some brochures and maybe even chat to an agent, even if you may end up booking online.
Group holiday tours can be exhausting: weeks spent in a bus with the same people, hurtling from destination to destination, stopping only to take a handful of pictures in front of famous landmarks and buy a few expensive souvenirs. Travellers these days are getting bored of having the same old experiences in tourist traps as everyone else, providing entrepreneurs with the perfect opportunity to jump in with new services to help facilitate unique experiences.