Over 1700 travel agents attended the 2-day event to hear addresses by CLIA President Christine Duffy, to network with peers and other industry professionals, and to learn about new travel products and services.
The ToursByLocals team stood out at the trade show event in a corner booth with our freshly re-designed banners sporting vivid images of our guides and spotlight destinations around the world. Cruise ship passengers make up a large segment of our travelers. With only a day to spend in each port of call, they need to make the most of their time, and hiring a local guide for a day of sightseeing is the best way to ensure they see and do exactly what they want.
The travel agents we chatted with at the show appreciated the ToursByLocals concept – being able to expediently book unique private tour experiences anywhere in the world for their clients. We’re looking forward to connecting with more agents in the future through our travel agent portal, currently in testing mode. (Details to come with its official launch later this year!)