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Detour Media Kit

  1. 1. Media Kit 2010
  2. 2. Detour is not a regular tour operator. They are a unique online adventure travel marketplace where travelers can go to find tours offered by multiple tour operators that practice responsible tourism. Since 2005, they have offered travelers a place on the web that makes it easy to choose once in a lifetime tours from top quality, sustainable, and locally owned travel companies. Detour also offers travelers a way to save money and get an insiders perspective on their dream travel destination while local travel companies receive the economic benefits of hosting international tourists.
  3. 3. Why Detour? •Detour's sells trips from the best tour Detour knows adventure travel, and operators at local prices they understand the importance of sustainability, based on decades of •They utilize decades of experience in involvement “on the ground” in the international trip operations to screen tour adventure tourism industry. This operators experience allows them to select the •Local travel providers set the prices and best local tour operators in each travelers booking through Detour benefit destination, and the tour operators that from that pricing make up their online marketplace understand what it takes to run great •Vacation dollars benefit the destination, trips. They have seen first-hand the helping to protect the environment and damage of improper tourism, as well as improve the lives of local communities the benefits of sustainable travel, and utilize that knowledge for their adventure travel marketplace.
  4. 4. Where Does Detour Go? With Detour's virtual adventure travel marketplace, adventurers can find the perfect trip from one of Detour's pre-screened, top-quality, local travel providers. Travelers who book their adventure tours through Detour have access to amazing tours in Africa, Central America, and South America. Best of all, • Feeling the rush of climbing Mount traveling with these pre-selected Kilimanjaro tour operators ensures that tourists •Whitewater rafting on the world- are promoting true sustainable famous Pacuare River travel and eco-tourism practices by making sure their travel dollars go • Experiencing “Bucket List” directly back into the local destinations like the Galapagos and community in the destination. Machu Picchu • Hiking, rafting, kayaking, snorkeling, and cultural exchange in some of the world’s most exciting destinations
  5. 5. For Every Traveler Detour’s online marketplace offers an adventure travel catalog of amazing adventures in exciting destinations. Conveniently organized by activity, travelers can choose adventures based on what their interests are, for example, “community based tourism”, “bicycling”, “snorkeling”, and many more. Travelers can also sort trips by length of time, tour cost, and destination, making it a convenient and extremely easy way to book an adventure tour. .
  6. 6. Going Local All of Detour's travel companies undergo a rigorous screening process before they are selected to be a part of Detour’s marketplace, and are considered the best in the industry. The travel providers that sell through Detour have their headquarters in their home country, and all practice socially and environmentally responsible tourism. When traveling with a truly local company, travelers reap the benefits of hearing about personal experiences, unique insights, and fascinating anecdotes that only natives of the destination would know.
  7. 7. Sustainable Travel Core Beliefs About Sustainable Tourism: Detour has taken the guesswork out of finding eco and socially-responsible tour operators and is a model for •Tourism should help sustainable travel. It's a "one-stop shop" where alleviate poverty travelers can find dream adventure tours while making socially responsible choices about where their travel •Tourism should promote dollars are spent. Detour understands that travel can cross-cultural learning be both good and bad for local communities and environments, and they are committed to only •Provide financial incentive promoting adventure tours that have positive effects on for local communities local communities and the environment. •Preserve Wilderness Areas and the environment
  8. 8. Media Contacts Stephanie Moreland Stephanie@adventuremedianews.com 832.755.7661 Greg Findley gfindley@detourdestinations.com 720-246-8884 extension 7001

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