When you think of great combinations, things that just go together, what comes to mind? Peanut butter and jelly? A warm fire paired with a snowy night?
Well … let’s get right to it. We’re putting the match of hospitality and sightseeing on the table, right away.
Merriam Webster identifies hospitality as “generous and friendly treatment of visitors and guests,” and “the action of providing food, drinks, etc. for people who are the visitors or customers of an organization.”
And vocabulary.com adds this more insight: “Hospitalitem is a Latin word meaning ‘friendliness to guests,’ so it’s not quite hard to see where the word hospitality comes from. Showing hospitality consists of making others feel welcome and comfortable.”
And as for sightseeing?
Everyone knows what that is. It’s touring to see the sites a location is known for, learning more about a place up close, or as dictionary.com puts it: “the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.”
What do you get when you combine hospitality and sightseeing? It’s practically the definition of Mr. or Mrs. Tour Operator personified.
Visualize it. Absolutely, you can use your smart phone in these times to undertake research on a terrific place to vacation, and it’s easy to check in to hotels, locate directions in a new place, and find exceptional recommendations for good eats if you use that cell phone in your pocket.
What it doesn’t give you?
Your smart phone can’t allow you the level of friendly service, care, and focus on detail that tour operators specialize in. It’s their business to satisfy their customers, providing them with possibilities to see the most ideal attractions and deal with all the things a hostess would: where you’re planning to stay, reservations for dinner, transportation, and also any additional perks (such as a private tour).
A tour operator integrates the benefits of hospitality with the know-how of an area. They know what you should find out, where you should go, the most ideal times to arrive, the places only the locals learn about.
Yeah. When it refers to secrets, we think we’ve got the most ideal one, and we’re letting it out of the bag: BOOK A TRIP WITH A TOUR OPERATOR. We work with tour operators to give quality transportation for groups, and we’d love to have you along on one of our next adventures. If you’re booking a trip for the family or just going as a group of friends, schedule with a tour operator to see the matchup of hospitality and sightseeing firsthand!