Tripbod.com, the travel website offering travellers a ‘friend at the other end’, is launching a unique Welcome to Britain service for VisitBritain customers this week.
Since September 2009 Tripbod.com has connected travellers with a trusted local person in their destination for personal advice & help planning their trip– saving them time, money and hassle when they arrive.
To date Tripbod has concentrated on providing pre-departure trip planning advice online, but from this week local UK Tripbods will extend their offering to include personalised welcome experiences, launching exclusively on the VisitBritain platform.
In the form of two new products – ‘Meet and greet’ and ‘Explore’ – local UK Tripbods will be on hand to welcome visitors personally to Britain, sharing with them their first-hand experience of living in the destination.
These services will launch in five pilot areas - London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and The Lake District –starting at £35 for a personal hour long Meet-and-greet. Like the current service, every experience offered will be unique, based on the individual visitor and their interests. Staying true to Tripbod’s ethos of fair trade also, the lion’s share of revenues will go to the local Tripbods.
Helen Penny is just one of the Tripbods based in Cumbria and is keen to get visitors into Furness and away from the more traditional destinations.
“I love the idea of offering a local ‘Welcome to Britain’ because it’s the best way for travellers to see the real authentic side of where I live. I sometimes feel that tourists don’t experience the real deal but now I have a chance to change that! I’m quite honoured to be working with Visit Britain too as a local ambassador for this area. There is a great natural fit with Tripbod and thebestof and as Sally is from Ulverston it’s great to be flying the flag for both our businesses at the same time.”
To see Meet and Greet with Helen Penny, please click here
Tripbod.com launched in September 2009.
Tripbod currently operates in 54 countries worldwide, with new Tripbods joining every day.
A personal, pre-departure Trip planning & advice service is available at www.tripbod.com, from £16
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