After a few years working in the travel industry, I decided to launch my own business. The company ran as a tour operator for almost three years, until the Covid pandemic struck. But I wasn't the only one.
Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, many small businesses in travel and hospitality had to close, and others are still fighting for survival. At the same time, a small number of big players keep growing their share of the market while worsening conditions for local businesses.
Streetours wants to change that trend by supporting these local and family businesses in an online platform.
We will only charge partners a very low fee for selling their experiences. But most importantly, our collaboration won't be limited to that. We will also offer guidance and help in a number of areas, primarily related to online promotion and make the business better for the environment. These three basic steps sum up quite well what we do:
1- We work with great local businesses.
2- We support our partners.
3- We help you find the perfect activity.
Supporting sustainable tourism will be a priority. Our mission is to provide a product that serves customers' needs while offering more personalised and greener tourism.
Tourism is sadly a major contributor to climate change. Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health, where aviation plays a significant role. Food waste, carbon emissions and plastic waste are also of great concerns in tourism.
That's why we think is crucial to focus on our domestic tourism now. Here are the three areas where we want to contribute:
→ We want to promote travel by train or bus rather than by plane.
→ Help people discovering hidden gems in Britain that they weren't aware of.
→ Support local businesses and the community.
WHAT WE WANT TO DO
Now that lockdown is finally coming to an end, we are almost ready to launch our website! We need to find partners to gradually appear in every city and town across Britain.
We will need to run brand awareness campaigns for that, do research to choose the right businesses and integrate them into our online platform.
HELP OUT AND GET REWARDS :)
Donating any amount will be truly appreciated, and there are some special perk and packages you can enjoy.
- Donations over £20 let you savour a 5% discount on any activity booked through us.
- Donations over £50 will reduce the cost by 10% on your next 3 activities booked through Streetours' website.
- Donations over £200 will reduce the cost by 10% on your next 10 activities booked through us.
- Donations over £500 will let you enjoy a 12% discounts on your next 15 activities and featured in the "Supporters" section on a special newsletter.
*Discounts can be redeemed by up to 5 people per activity. Valid until January 2023.
By paying it forward, you'll be helping us turn the dream of our platform closer to reality, and hopefully, you will find some truly unforgettable experiences in Streetours.