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ToursByLocals: Support Local Guides & Earn Agent Commission

ToursByLocals supports Australian cities and makes booking tours super easy for clients with personalised, private excursions. Oh, and it's commissionable!

ToursByLocals supports Australian cities and makes booking tours super easy for clients with personalised, private excursions. Oh, and it’s commissionable!

Vancouver-based ToursByLocals is tapping into the surging demand for authentic, local, personalised and intimate travel experiences, connecting travellers with local tour guides to enhance holidays across the country – and beyond (once we’re able to!).

ToursByLocals is calling on travel agents to improve clients’ travel experiences by registering online and booking commissionable, bespoke tours as the perfect add on to an existing or new trip.

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With 4,794 professional guides offering approximately 30,000 different tours in 192 countries and with 1.5 million customers to date, ToursByLocals brings together travellers looking for private excursions with local guides that can offer a customiseable, insider’s tour of their destination.

Guide expertise ranges from archaeologists and art historians to wildlife experts, photographers and foodies: travellers pick the guide that best suits their travel style.

For now, while we can’t travel internationally, a ToursByLocals tour guide is the perfect way to explore parts of your own city you never knew existed, while supporting local businesses as they continue to struggle from COVID-19.

For clients booking 2021 and 2022 cruises, ToursByLocals has a Find Your Cruise function, that is specifically designed to assist in selecting the perfect shore excursions to match an upcoming cruise.

ToursByLocals has also amended its Find Your Cruise website functionality on their end to increase how far out people can book. The online calendar used to only show availability 13 months in advance, and now it’s a full 26 months (just over two years).

Offering excursions for those travelling with Princess, Celebrity, Norgweigan, P&O Cruise Lines and 16 others, you simply choose the cruise line and ship, and the date it leaves the port, and available ToursByLocals tours are provided.

ToursByLocals tours make for great shore excursions as they are customisable (and at your own pace), short, and reliable, with pickup and drop off private transportation – ensuring you make it back to your ship on time for its departure.

Peace of mind with ToursByLocals


With reassurance being everything in travel at the moment, ToursByLocals offers peace-of-mind by conducting background checks on guides, offering a secure payment system, providing access to 24-hour customer service for cancellations or advice, and direct access to your guide for changing bookings or to ask any questions.

Your clients will also be safe in the knowledge that while on the tour,
COVID-safety is of utmost importance.

“Members of our travel group have used guides from ToursByLocals all around the globe, and the guides have always been excellent — knowledgeable, informative, and friendly.

Our clients’ travel experiences are always better when we use a ToursByLocals guide”, says Trey McCampbell, Concierge Travel Group.

“A private tour with a local guide is the best way to experience a destination. Since our founding, we’ve focused on creating truly memorable private tour experiences for travellers, while helping local tour guides offer customisable tours around the world.”

Paul Melhus, CEO and co Founder of ToursByLocals.

“For now, while we are unable to travel internationally, it’s a great time to explore our own back yard – and what better way, than touring with a knowledgeable local.”

“We think this is a great add on to any domestic trip, and a way for travel
agents to enhance their clients’ trips,” says Paul Melhus, CEO and co Founder of ToursByLocals.

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