LocalGuiding Fact Sheet II 2013


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LocalGuiding's tour & guide inventory is growing fast. As of October 2013 there are 6.000 tours in more than 120 countries listed on the LocalGuiding.com marketplace.

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LocalGuiding Fact Sheet II 2013

  1. 1. October 2013
  2. 2. LocalGuiding At A Glance LocalGuiding is a marketplace connecting you with passionate local tour guides in destinations worldwide, online or from a mobile phone. You can find the customary famous attractions and unique things to do that only a local would know from - A city walk through Paris to river rafting in the Andes. All booked directly from the local tour guide at a fair price. 2
  3. 3. Company Information • LocalGuiding began when co-founder Robert Blessing worked as a tour guide for a destination management company. There, he realized how impersonal the tour arrangement process was “when picking up a client it always felt like a blind date,” remembers Robert. • • LocalGuiding has their headquarter in Munich, Germany. • 3 LocalGuiding’s founders are Robert Blessing, Alvaro Olivencia and Toni Stork. Robert (German) met Alvaro (Uruguayan) while Robert was living and working in Montevideo. The website officially launched in 2012, when they participated in Start-Up Chile – an accelerator program giving early stage, high-potential entrepreneurs USD 40,000 and a one year visa to come to Chile, using it as a platform to go global.
  4. 4. Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage • LocalGuiding is one of the world’s largest local tours marketplaces with local guides offering 6,000 unique things to do in 700+ destinations across more than 120 countries • Guides by countries: 3% 5% China United States of America 8% Italy 5% Turkey 3% Chile • 95 % of LocalGuiding’s guides are situated outside of the United States, as of October 2013, encompassing a complete global network offering tours also in countries unrecognized by mainstream tourism companies ‘Best Travel Site for 2012’ • • 4 Outside Magazine awarded LocalGuiding the LocalGuiding provides information about the guide behind the tour and enables direct contact between traveler and guide.
  5. 5. Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage Tours by continent 29% 6% 37% North America Europe Asia 14% Africa 13% South America • 1% Australia LocalGuiding has the broadest tour coverage in Europe – there you‘ll find 2,000+ things to do in 37 countries such as Italy, Hungary, Spain and France. • Asia with more than 1,500 tours ready to book in 29 countries is LocalGuiding‘s number 2 contintent in terms of tour coverage. 5
  6. 6. Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage Tours by Country 2,3% Russia 1,8% 1,4% Poland France 3,2% USA 2,8% 7,8% Portugal 4,5% 5,2% Turkey 2,6% Indonesia 2% Brazil 1,5% Argentina 6 2% Romania Spain Italy 3% Chile 2% Hungary 1,7% South Africa 6,6% Egypt 3,4% China 5,6% Vietnam 4,8% India
  7. 7. Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage Tours by destination 1,5% Saint Petersburg 1,4% 1,5% 2,2% 2,7% Istanbul Budapest Barcelona 2,2% Ho Chi Minh City Florence 2,2% Hanoi 2,7% Cairo 1,4% Kathmandu 1% Santiago 1,3% Buenos Aires • 1,2% Rio de Janeiro Almost 40% of LocalGuiding tours are located in Europe, where Istanbul (2,7%), Florence (2,2%) and Barcelona (1,5%) note the highest percentage of tours featured at LocalGuiding.com. • Tours in Asia represent 29% of all tours listed. Vietnam itself ranks first with 5,6% of tours ready to book in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. 7 1,8% Luxor
  8. 8. World‘s First Iphone App To Hire Local Guides 6,000 local tours in your pocket • The LocalGuiding App is the first of its kind allowing you to discover and book tour guides & tours directly from your iPhone. • The LocalGuiding iPhone app will let you instantly book and experience unique tours and things to do organized by locals at anytime! – reserve activities in advance or even do last minute, same-day bookings • Each guide behind the tour can be contacted directly to customize an itinerary to your needs. • By providing a detailed profile of each guide with user reviews and ratings, LocalGuiding is a trusted community of global travelers and tour guides. • 8 Download the LocalGuiding app at:
  9. 9. Get In Touch With Us Check out LocalGuiding - http://www.localguiding.com Travel Blog Tour Guide Blog http://travelblog.localguiding.com http://tourguideblog.localguiding.com Social Media Press Contact twitter.com/localguiding Olga Zagorzelska fb.com/localguiding press@localguiding.com youtube.com/localguidingtravel Spelling LocalGuiding LocalGuiding is spelled as one contiguous string of characters. The first “L“ and the first “G” is capitalized. Every other character should be lowercase. 9