Travel Curious Virtual Tours

Travel Curious is a UK based tour operator providing private city tours internationally. During the 2020 Covid lockdown, the business created a microsite to accommodate its free of charge and donation based virtual walking tours – these are live events users can join remotely, asking questions if they wish and are able to watch a recording of later (which is loaded on the YouTube platform). Although the tours were largely free of charge to access, a pop-up on the website presents users with the opportunity to make a donation or tip for the tour. Suggested amounts were priced at £2, £5 and £10 with a free text box for other amounts. Many of these free of charge tours appeared to recorded on smartphones and quality varied. Post lockdown, Travel Curious have expanded their virtual tour & experience offer. Consumers can purchase live virtual tours for a large number of destinations and live experiences such as cooking classes, mosaic making and wine tasting. Prices for experiences and tours vary considerably from a typical live tour starting from £59 to £84 to £374 for a wine tasting event.