There are a lot of things you need to consider and take into account when organizing family tours in Italy. Especially if you’re new to this travel industry niche, it’s not uncommon to make some mistakes. Luckily, there are always lessons in mistakes. They allow you to improve and provide better family-friendly tours of Italy to your customers.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is assuming you can do everything yourself. While you might have extensive experience in other fields, it’s best to leave the handling of successful family tours to the experts.
4 Pros and cons of organizing Family Tours in Italy if you don’t rely on a local provider
Below, we’ve listed some of the biggest pros and cons of organizing family tours in Italy if you’re not relying on a local provider like FindYourItaly.
Slower Progress, Delayed Success
One of the biggest pros of working with local providers is that it sets you up to hit the ground running. Instead of slowing down your own progress by figuring everything out yourself, you’ll start off strong and successfully. We’ve already been through the learning curve and our expertise can be a huge asset to your business.
Less Sustainability, Support for Local Communities
One of the strongest travel trends nowadays is the shift toward sustainable travel. More and more people start caring about the environment, about local people, wildlife, nature and landscapes. By not working with locally based providers, you’ll find it much harder to create sustainable family tours in Italy. After all, support for local economies is a vital part of sustainability.
Offerings Limited to Overcrowded Destinations
Not working with local providers means as much as either figuring things out on your own or working with large (inter)national providers. Oftentimes, this greatly limits your range of destinations you can successfully include in your family-friendly tours of Italy.
Yes, you’d be able to offer tours to iconic places like Rome, Venice, Tuscany and Naples, but figuring out the less-known destinations on your own is significantly more difficult. This is why local providers like FindYourItaly are so exceptionally useful. Particularly if you want to focus on the above-mentioned sustainability, organizing tours in destinations that are under less pressure from tourism is the way to go.
If you’d only like to offer family tours in Italy to those popular destinations, there’s no need to work with locals, though. There are plenty of larger providers that can help you out in that case.
More Difficult to Allow for Personalization
Local experts have a wealth of knowledge about pretty much everything related to organizing local or regional family tours in Italy. They typically have an extensive network of contacts in the local travel industry, including accommodation hosts, expert guides, agriturismos, and other travel professionals.
As such, this allows for incredible depth in the tours you’ll be able to offer your customers. By working directly with local travel professionals and providers, your tours can be 100% customizable. Here at FindYourItaly, too, we offer family-friendly tours of Italy that can be adapted to suit the needs, desires and wants of all your potential customers.
On the other hand, if your aim is to organize large group tours for families in Italy, with set itineraries, you’d be better off with another provider. Our tours are designed for smaller-sized groups.
You can find our catalogue of family tours in Italy on this handy overview page.