Travel Curious, the bespoke private tour company which specialises in providing unforgettable tours and experiences to travellers in 62 cities around the world, has partnered with San Francisco-based travel tech company Magpie to provide a content management and distribution platform for its operation.
Travel Curious is unique in the tours and experiences sector because of the worldwide scale of its operation, the fact that it creates and operates all its tours and handpicks its 900+ tour guides, and provides the traveller, or the travel partner, with the ability to instantly book online.
The company also prides itself on the original and often completely bespoke nature of its tours, and on creating memorable, more immersive, local, cultural experiences that unlock the secrets of a destination.
Alex Grant, CPO and founder, Travel Curious, says:
“We are excited to be working with Magpie. They were the obvious partner for us, as we manage hundreds of tours and we have been looking for a way to scale our distribution. Magpie offers us fantastic efficiency, saving us a lot of time and effort. CEO and founder Christian Watts has many years’ experience in online distribution; he has insider knowledge and understands the challenges that we face distributing our product across many channels quickly and accurately and keeping it up-to-date.”
“Christian gathered some great brains from this sector as founding investors for Magpie, including Rod Cuthbert, the man behind one of the original activity and experience OTAs Viator, so Magpie really gets our vision and our growth strategy and they provide the perfect content management and distribution solution for our rapidly expanding business.”
Christian Watts, CEO and founder of Magpie, says:
“We are delighted to get on board with Travel Curious. They are trailblazing in the tours and experiences industry, and we have the solution to help them get mass distribution.
“Magpie’s mission is to empower efficiency on both sides of the marketplace. For forward-thinking operators like Travel Curious, we want to help reduce time spent managing content, while simultaneously helping them reach new distribution partners. For OTAs and resellers, our suite of tools unlocks access to high quality content from world-class operators like Travel Curious. It’s a win-win at a time when efficiency is of critical importance to all players across our industry.”
About Travel Curious
Travel Curious is a London-based travel tech company that provides instantly bookable bespoke tours and experiences to travellers in 62 cities around the world, through a network of more than 900 handpicked guides. Travel Curious creates and operates all its tours, and partners with complementary travel companies who offer a premium experience to their guests, integrating via bookable widgets, white labels or APIs to help ensure a seamless digital customer journey.
Travel Curious’s partners include Preferred Hotels and Resorts, CLC World and Resorts, and Marriott Bonvoy Tours and Experiences.
Named one of Phocuswire’s “25 Hot Startups for 2020”, Magpie is the content management and distribution platform built for the tours and activities industry. Mapgpie’s SaaS platform provides powerful efficiency tools for both sides of the marketplace – tour and activity operators, and OTAs. For operators, Magpie’s powerful cloud-based platform means maintaining one single source of product content, while seamlessly distributing it to multiple resellers and OTAs. For resellers and OTAs Magpie’s suite of tools provide a streamlined process for acquiring product inventory through a customized operator onboarding portal, and managing product content through access to rich, detailed, accurate and up-to-date product content via a full-featured API.