G Adventures launches TailorMade tours in response to agent feedback

Increased demand for personalised travel has led G Adventures to launch a new range of tailor-made travel solutions, called TailorMade.

In December of last year, the operator surveyed more than 450 travel agents globally and 84% reported an increase in requests for tailor-made travel and private tours. 44% stated it as being ‘in high demand’ and 40% said demand had increased in the past year.

Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the adventure travel operator, said: “The flexibility of TailorMade means travellers can combine experiential travel with customisation. While we’ve recognised an opportunity in the mid-range travel market, we’ll also be able to cater to higher-end tastes in transport, meals and accommodation.

“Most importantly, when booking a TailorMade trip all travellers are still booking what G Adventures is best known for, which is socially responsible travel. Our ‘G for Good’ social enterprise projects are available as an option to visit in all 11 launch destinations, and when travellers use our recommended suppliers their money stays in the local economy.”

The 11 launch destinations for TailorMade travel in 2019 are Botswana, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador (including the Galápagos), India, Laos, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, with two or three sample itineraries available for each as inspiration for travellers making a TailorMade request.

The operator is now in the process of expanding its sales team and assigning dedicated specialists who will work with travel agents and customers to design the ideal itinerary. Options will include bespoke transportation, accommodation, meals, activities, pace of travel and budget.

Travellers can opt to select a sample itinerary and depart on their own date, amend a sample itinerary, or create a whole new itinerary. The TailorMade tours are also available to solo travellers or for groups of nearly any size.

For more information visit www.gadventures.com/travel-styles/private-travel/


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