What is 'Withlocals your way'?
These are 100% personalized experiences that give guests more freedom to request their perfect tour from scratch. It also allows hosts to present their city in the way they love to. One of the great features of this is that it can be used for special experiences and events such as any local event (e.g., mardi gras OR museum exhibition), guest birthday celebrations, anniversaries & more!
How does it work?
Draft experiences will be made with set prices and times, so not too much back and forth work needs to be done through further personalized offers if it is not required. To begin with, there will be two types of experiences: City Tours & Food Tours. Both of these will be set at 3 hours.
How can I prepare for bookings with no itinerary?
The number 1 rule? Always be prepared with SOMETHING. The best approach is to have a basic itinerary planned out, and then hosts can always adjust the template around the guest's wishes. Another essential component is to ensure to reach out to guests upon booking proactively. Ensure to ask their requests and anything they are also NOT interested in. Then hosts will be able to see if their 'template' itinerary can work or what needs to be changed.
How does it work with meeting points if it’s 100% personalized?
The Withlocals team will specify an easy meeting point in the center of the city that can be used. However, if this does not work for the host or guest, the meeting point can be adapted through a discussion on the Withlocals Chat system and as a Personalized Offer.
What if pricing OR duration needs to change based on guest needs?
The 100% personalized offer duration and pricing is a template; however, hosts can always adapt it to guest wishes through a personalized offer.