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How we bought a tour business on Craigslist and made it a success!

On the first ever episode of the Tourpreneur Podcast, host Shane Whaley talks with Alice and Torin of The Flying Bike in Asheville.

On Episode 1 of the Tourpreneur Podcast, Alice and Torin reveal:

  • How they went about buying a tour business on Craiglist and why buying a pre-existing tour business could be right for you.
  • What inspired Alice and Torin to set up a business in tourism, an industry neither of them had worked in or had experience in.
  • Why connections is an important part of their company values and mission.
  • How they overcame imposters syndome.
  • Torin talks us through what it was like to lead his first tour
  • What they would do differently if they had to start all over again? (Or if Shane was able to borrow Dr Who’s Tardis and go back in time.)
  • Tips for recruiting tour guides and staff (including interview advice.)
  • Torin and Alice share how they solicit customer feedback.
  • Why they use Tourism Tiger for their website.
  • How Kelsey Tonner’s Be a Better Guide course has flattened the learning curve of running a tour business
  • What tools, apps, resources and books they recommend.
  • Why they love the Arival conference and what they got out of it.
  • Why they chose Fareharbor as their booking platform
  • And Much Much More

Tour Operator Resources mentioned on this episode.

Books for Tourpreneurs