Tours by Locals is an online platform that manages the booking and administration for freelance tour guides. They offer unique experiences for people who are not interested in the standard organised tours, and would prefer a genuine local experience. At the time of writing they had agents in 192 countries.
What they offer
- Training on how to create an offer for your tour.
- Tools to create a professional web presence.
- A calendar system to manage your availability and bookings.
- Credit card processing to manage payments.
- Marketing to attract customers.
- Customer and guide support.
- 24 hour emergency helpline.
They don´t charge any upfront fees, but they do take a percentage of all bookings.
- Online application form.
- Phone, video, or in-person interview.
- Background check.