Tourpreneur is a podcast that deep dives into the journey of the tour business owner.
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Online Travel Industry veteran Shane Whaley interviews Tourpreneurs from around the world. He walks you through their unique journey in the travel industry, their success strategies, proud achievements, and how they have dealt with challenges in their business. Shane deep dives into their business from concept to reality and reveals their productivity tips and advice for others.
Shane Whaley – Producer and Host of Tourpreneur
‘It can be quite lonely being a ‘tourpreneur’ – through our podcast we hope to flatten the learning curve and help other tourpreneurs achieve profitability and success. We are not going to sugarcoat things either, we will talk about the highs and low of running a tour business. Our mission is to share real life stories and strategies for success.’
Many tourpreneurs feel isolated and on their own. Tourpreneur is designed to share tips and advice to help more tour business owners be successful. Unlike the hotel and aviation industry, there are very few associations or network events for tourpreneurs.
We hope that Tourpreneur will help to build a community where tourpreneurs feel connected with others and can reach out for advice and support.
We also hope Tourpreneur will encourage more entrepreneurs to follow through with their idea for a tour related business and turn it into reality.
Shane dislikes the term ‘supplier’ and is not too keen on ‘partner’ either.
‘I always struggled with this in my time working at Get Your Guide. There is no defined industry word so I came up with Tourpreneur. I feel the word encapsulates the fact that many tour and activities owners need skills in so many different areas and are so much more than just a supplier.’