Finding & Comparing Escorted Tours Made Easy with TourHound
In recent years, there has been
significant growth in the numbers of travel providers offering escorted, soft
adventure and immersive touring holidays. The appeal to more and more
travellers of simply turning up at a destination and being told where to be,
what time to be there and where they are going next is really growing in
Of course, the beauty of an
escorted touring holiday is that everything is taken care of for you from entry
to the iconic sights you visit, to tipping the luggage porters upon arrival at
your hotel. Even your meal venues are sorted for you: you arrive at a table and
await some delicious local food to be placed before you.
But how would it be if the process
of finding and booking escorted touring holidays was as simple and as painless
as having the holiday itself?
A decade or so ago, we all collected
piles of travel brochures and sifted through them, perhaps scoring each
possible tour against our tick list. As technology has advanced, we’ve become
quite competent, proficient even, at researching online but with the ever-increasing
number of escorted touring providers, finding and searching every one of their
websites can be quite time consuming.
With so many elements to consider
such as group size, inclusions, transportation, guiding, entry fees, meals and
more, finding the ideal escorted touring holiday can still present its
Some of us will take the “stick
with the provider you know and trust” approach but with so many escorted
touring providers now vying for our business, competition is also growing, and
more providers are offering tempting prices, travel upgrades or free airport
transfers to lure us to buy their tours. We are canny buyers these days and
demand more from our holiday spend, so traditional customer loyalty is being
So, what’s the solution and how
can the process of sourcing and booking the ideal escorted holiday be made
simple and painless?
In the past, the car insurance
market faced a similar dilemma and their solution was to be found in Italian
opera singers and Meerkats. Quite apart from the infamous and sometimes
irritating advertising undertaken by insurance companies, car insurance
comparator websites account for over 40% of online insurance purchased with
approximately 12 million people using such sites to compare and purchase their
TourHound, the UK’s leading touring and
adventure comparison website, felt there was an opportunity for a similar website
to be created for the escorted and adventure touring market because, like car
insurance, there are so many components of a tour offered by providers that travellers
might want to compare. It’s not just about price!
The beauty of a tour comparison
website is that all the content from a huge selection of tour providers, both
large and small, is brought together to enable the search for that perfect tour
to take place on one site without the need to hop from company to company
whilst researching all the important factors.
Searching for your tour on
TourHound is simple and very user friendly. You simply select a destination, a
type/style of holiday and an approximate date, then hundreds of tours, with prices,
from over 50 established and well-known operators are listed before you. You
can then eliminate and refine your search selecting preferences such price or
date order, your budget, flights being included and so on. Once you have found
what you are looking for, TourHound simply pushes you through to the provider’s
website to research more or to book.
If you’re using the TourHound
comparator website do be aware that the listings and comparator tools used on
the site exercise complete neutrality and there are no preferred providers or
algorithm which push choice one way or another. The holidays offered are 100% delivered based
on the user’s criteria.
TourHound is Silver Travel
Adviser’s choice of escorted touring search facility and is already helping so
many consumers find the right escorted tour for them!
Silver Travel Advisor recommends TourHound