LocalGuiding Fact Sheet 2013


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LocalGuiding Fact Sheet 2013

  1. 1. August 2013
  2. 2. 2 LocalGuiding At A Glance 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. LocalGuiding is a marketplace connecting you with passionate local tour guides in destinations worldwide, online or from a mobile phone.
  3. 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 • LocalGuiding’s founders are Robert Blessing, Alvaro Olivencia and Toni Stork. Robert (German) met Alvaro (Uruguayan) while Robert was living and working in Montevideo. • LocalGuiding has their headquarter in Munich, Germany. • 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. “when picking up a client it always felt like a blind date,” remembers Robert.
  4. 4. 4 • LocalGuiding is one of the world’s largest local tours marketplaces with local guides offering 5,000+ unique things to do in 600+ destinations across more than 100 countries • Guides by countries: • 94 % of LocalGuiding’s guides are situated outside of the United States, as of January 2013, encompassing a complete global network offering tours also in countries unrecognized by mainstream tourism companies • Outside Magazine awarded LocalGuiding the ‘Best Travel Site for 2012’ • LocalGuiding provides information about the guide behind the tour and enables direct contact between traveler and guide. Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage 5% United States of America 4% Chile 5% Italy 5% Turkey 5% China
  5. 5. 5 World‘s First Iphone App To Hire Local Guides 5,000 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. • Download the LocalGuiding app at:
  6. 6. 6 The LocalGuiding Guides - Meet the locals behind our unique tours! Please click on screen to play the video
  7. 7. 7 Get In Touch With Us 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. Check out LocalGuiding - http://www.localguiding.com