About ToursByLocals Guides

Tour guides are the foundation of ToursByLocals. Here's how we make sure they're great.

Before becoming a ToursByLocals guide, each applicant undergoes a rigorous selection process:

  • initial application review to determine if the applicant meets our ToursByLocals guide requirements
  • ongoing background checks
  • telephone interview
  • confirmation that the guide applicant has read, understood and will comply with our terms of use

After acceptance, we provide guides with:

  • all the tools needed to create a professional web presence
  • advice on how to better market their tours
  • review of tour offerings for clarity and language before they're posted
  • marketing program to attract potential customers
  • a cancellation policy that will protect their payment in case of 'no-shows' or late-notice cancellations

Ongoing quality measures:

  • unedited reviews of tours from ToursByLocals travelers
  • ongoing support from ToursByLocals' Support team
  • removal from the ToursByLocals platform for failure to abide by our terms of use

Thinking of becoming a ToursByLocals tour guide? Start the guide application process.

Already a ToursByLocals tour guide? Please use the tour guide log in.