Explore Central America
Table of Contents
Local Travel Excursions
4. Why Relocation Tours
5. The Relocation Process
6. Invest In Your Relocation
7...
Local Travel Excursions, LLC
 Karen Walter, Owner

www.LocalTravelExcursions.com

 15+ years experience
 Operating tour...
Why A Relocation Tour?
• Meet locals

• Meet expats
• Honest feedback
• Meet professionals
• Group participation
• First h...
The Relocation Process
The Typical Process
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Conduct internet research
Get conflicting information
Ge...
Invest In Your Relocation
A relocation tour is an inve$tment. Treat it as such.
 Know your tour operator. Are they experi...
Why Our Relocation Tour?
 To identify where you can save costs.

 To gain first-hand experience of various cities & town...
Save Money, Time & Stress
Let Local Travel Excursions organize your experience.
Save money by utilizing group discounts an...
First Hand Experiences
Our tours will allow you to experience the country first
hand. Shop in the stores. Check out the ph...
What Should I Really Expect?
 Can I afford to buy a home?
 Will my prescriptions be

available?
 Will I be able to find...
Some Popular Visa Programs Offer :
 50% off entertainment (movies, theater, concerts &

sporting events, etc.)
 30% off ...
Group Participation
Exploring the unknown is always
better with others. We’re in it together.

Meet others who are conside...
Meet Professionals
We organize meetings with attorneys, realtors,
doctors, business owners and more.
Ask them your questio...
Meet Locals
Who knows best about a community?
Those who live there!
Is it safe?
Who’s reputable?
Where are the best deals?...
Meet Expats
“OK…What’s it really like?” The expats will tell you.
They love to share their stories. They want to help
othe...
Experience the Culture
Not In The Books
Some things you can’t get from books or web
research. You need to experience it!
Warm smiles
Traveling th...
Invaluable Aspects

Sights you’ll see.
Friends you’ll make.
Cost-saving tips you’ll receive.
Professional connections that...
Don’t Forget
Your sense of adventure!
Come prepared. Bring your questions!
Think safety. Pack your “common sense.”
We will...
Bring the Kids
More families are relocating with their children.
What a great way to help them adjust to an international
...
Leave at Home
Closed minds
Pre-conceived ideas
Unrealistic expectations
Remember, you are in a foreign country with new an...
Add On Tours
Take the opportunity to add on one or two leisure
excursions before or after your tour. Catch some R&R
at the...
Some Add-On Options
 Diving

 Hiking

 Rafting

 Fishing

 Coffee Tour

 Shopping

 Bird Watching

 Zipline/Canopy...
Follow Up
Feel free to reach out to any of the

professionals you met with.
Keep in touch with your tour buddies.
Revis...
Keep In Touch
@LocalTrekkers
Local Travel Excursions

LocalTravelExcursions
info@LocalTravelExcursions.com
www.LocalTravel...
Leave Us A Comment
We would really appreciate it if
you left a comment about this
presentation. Is there anything
else you...
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Relocation Tours and Conferences with Local Travel Excursions

  1. 1. Explore Central America
  2. 2. Table of Contents Local Travel Excursions 4. Why Relocation Tours 5. The Relocation Process 6. Invest In Your Relocation 7. Why Our Relocation Tour 8. Save Money, Time & Stress 9. First Hand Experiences 10. What Should I Really Expect 11. Visa Programs 12. Group Participation 13. Meet Professionals 14. Meet Locals 3. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Meet Expats Experience The Culture Not In The Books Invaluable Aspects Don’t Forget Bring The Kids Leave At Home Add On Tours Add On Options Follow Up Keep In Touch Leave A Comment
  3. 3. Local Travel Excursions, LLC  Karen Walter, Owner www.LocalTravelExcursions.com  15+ years experience  Operating tours  Training  Event planning  Avid Traveler  Caribbean  Europe  Central & North America
  4. 4. Why A Relocation Tour? • Meet locals • Meet expats • Honest feedback • Meet professionals • Group participation • First hand experiences • Experience the culture • Save money, time & stress
  5. 5. The Relocation Process The Typical Process            Conduct internet research Get conflicting information Get misleading information Get outdated information Overspend on visiting on own Waste time scouting out places Decide on your wrong location Make the move Learn of better suited places Move again! Worst case…decide to leave  Typical Results  Waste money  Waste time  Feel isolated  Become unhappy  Trust the wrong people  Overspend on housing
  6. 6. Invest In Your Relocation A relocation tour is an inve$tment. Treat it as such.  Know your tour operator. Are they experienced?  Is your Tour Director interested in your experience?  What transportation is used?  What hotels will be used?  What happens when plans don’t go as planned?  When will you know who you’re traveling with? ALL great questions. Know before you go!
  7. 7. Why Our Relocation Tour?  To identify where you can save costs.  To gain first-hand experience of various cities & towns.  To speak directly with expats who have made the move.  To visit relocation destinations that may fit your lifestyle.  To learn about challenges and solutions to life in Central America.  To experience first-hand the pros & cons of life in Central America.  To connect with others contemplating the same move as you.  To receive accurate information about current procedures and laws.  To gain current information in which to base your relocation decision.  To connect with trusted professionals that can assist you with your move.
  8. 8. Save Money, Time & Stress Let Local Travel Excursions organize your experience. Save money by utilizing group discounts and insider professional knowledge. The time you save on researching hotel rates, selecting good restaurants, mapping out routes and finding all of your places of interests will be significant. Take the stress out of traveling! Enjoy the ride, the sights and everything that has been planned for you.
  9. 9. First Hand Experiences Our tours will allow you to experience the country first hand. Shop in the stores. Check out the pharmacies. Browse the open markets. Talk to locals and those who have “made the move.” How will you be received as a foreigner? Experience the possible challenges. What will be difficult to deal with…see for yourself. This you can’t get from a book!
  10. 10. What Should I Really Expect?  Can I afford to buy a home?  Will my prescriptions be available?  Will I be able to find my specialty groceries?  How expensive will new furniture be?  Is there assistance for my banking needs? Plenty of time to ask questions as well as explore for yourself!
  11. 11. Some Popular Visa Programs Offer :  50% off entertainment (movies, theater, concerts & sporting events, etc.)  30% off bus, boat, and train fares  25% off airline tickets  30 to 50% off hotel stays  15% off hospital bills  10% off prescription medicines*  20% off medical consultations*  15% off dental and eye exams*  20% off professional and technical services  50% off closing costs for home loans  Restaurant discounts  Importation exemptions * Unless insurance applies
  12. 12. Group Participation Exploring the unknown is always better with others. We’re in it together. Meet others who are considering the same move. Compare notes with others on your trip. Establish long-lasting connections.
  13. 13. Meet Professionals We organize meetings with attorneys, realtors, doctors, business owners and more. Ask them your questions. What a great opportunity!
  14. 14. Meet Locals Who knows best about a community? Those who live there! Is it safe? Who’s reputable? Where are the best deals? How do locals feel about expats? What is there to do in the community?
  15. 15. Meet Expats “OK…What’s it really like?” The expats will tell you. They love to share their stories. They want to help others learn about their new home. The good & the bad. They sugar-coat nothing! Learn from others. What worked? What would they do differently? Most say this is the most valuable aspect of the tour. (We agree.)
  16. 16. Experience the Culture
  17. 17. Not In The Books Some things you can’t get from books or web research. You need to experience it! Warm smiles Traveling the roads How you’ll be treated The real meaning of “mañana” Panamanian customer service Communicating with your “skills” What you’ll really have to live without
  18. 18. Invaluable Aspects Sights you’ll see. Friends you’ll make. Cost-saving tips you’ll receive. Professional connections that you can contact.
  19. 19. Don’t Forget Your sense of adventure! Come prepared. Bring your questions! Think safety. Pack your “common sense.” We will suggest some reading material for you. Know your relocation budget to be well prepared. Items that you’ll need from our Suggested Items list. Most importantly, your excitement!
  20. 20. Bring the Kids More families are relocating with their children. What a great way to help them adjust to an international move. When they are part of the exploration, they are likely to have better adjustments. Let us know if your young ones will be accompanying you. We will make some special arrangements to help them enjoy their experience.
  21. 21. Leave at Home Closed minds Pre-conceived ideas Unrealistic expectations Remember, you are in a foreign country with new and different ways of doing things. Go with the flow.
  22. 22. Add On Tours Take the opportunity to add on one or two leisure excursions before or after your tour. Catch some R&R at the beach, try some rafting or hiking or brave a canopy/zip line day trip. We’ll offer recommendations & help you get them scheduled. Or, simply investigate your favorite town in more depth.
  23. 23. Some Add-On Options  Diving  Hiking  Rafting  Fishing  Coffee Tour  Shopping  Bird Watching  Zipline/Canopy  Whale Watching  Museum Tours  Turtle Watching  “Foodie” Tours  Horseback riding  Self-Guided City Tours  Sailing  Island Tours
  24. 24. Follow Up Feel free to reach out to any of the professionals you met with. Keep in touch with your tour buddies. Revisit your initial research data & compare it with your experiences. Weigh all the pros & cons. Let us know how we did. Were your questions answered? Do you know what to expect if you decide to move? We strive to provide you great service. And, we’re always looking to improve.
  25. 25. Keep In Touch @LocalTrekkers Local Travel Excursions LocalTravelExcursions info@LocalTravelExcursions.com www.LocalTravelExcursions.com
  26. 26. Leave Us A Comment We would really appreciate it if you left a comment about this presentation. Is there anything else you would like to know?

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