"Start Up" No More: ToursByLocals Opens 4th International Office

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Nine years ago, ToursByLocals staff ate a lot of souvlaki. Our tiny company occupied office space above a Greek restaurant in New Westminster, a gritty suburb of Vancouver. Humble beginnings for a company that’s now employing over 70 people on 4 continents!

We've entered a new phase of growth, expanding internationally from our headquarters in downtown Vancouver, Canada. We now have offices in Glasgow, Scotland; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and (most recently!) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Since we launched in 2008, ToursByLocals has served over 700,000 travelers. As of right now, we offer travellers a choice of 15,000 tour itineraries, including everything from penguin safaris in South Africa to tours of the Vatican in Rome.

As we work with guides and travellers in every time zone, the move to open Customer Support offices in the UK and Malaysia ensures customers have access to trained support staff by phone or email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There's a good chance you've spoken with someone from one of these office, either by phone, email or LiveChat.

The office in Buenos Aires is dedicated to the Tour Experience team: staff who ensure ToursByLocals has the right selection of guides offering the local tours travellers want in every significant destination they're visiting in 2018 and beyond. We opened our first office in Buenos Aires 2.5 years ago, and tonight we host a launch party for our brand new, larger space.

“We offer what today’s savvy traveler is looking for,” says Sara Cooke, ToursByLocals Director of Communications, “the chance to go beyond basic sightseeing and have a more personal, local experience at your destination. We anticipate this trend towards authenticity and customization of travel experiences will continue to fuel the company’s growth.”

The little Vancouver company that could is literally changing the way people travel. We're glad you're along with us for the ride!

(And if you ever need to contact us in any of our locations, here's how: Contact Us.)
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