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HOW TO:
find & arrange
local  transport

Create a unique holiday experience

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Let's find the best  local transport

At Traviqo we help travelers with unique holiday experiences. With a little bit of help from you. At this page we help you find the best tickets and arrange  local transportation, as part of the different packages.


In short: 

The 'local transportation package' includes everything to do with local transportation, such as arranging a rental car or local trips with the bus or train. We expect our locals to check with the reputation of different forms of transportation, value for money and ease of traveling, for example.

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First things first: what you should know

Before you can start there are a few essential things you should know. Don't know the answer to one of the questions? Just ask during the initial meeting.

The thing you should know: 

  • What is the destination? 

  • When is the trip taking place? 

  • Who is joining?

  • Is there any preferred way of transport?
  • What is the budget?

  • What are the preferred activities?

  • What are any other wishes? 

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What are things to keep in mind?

Local forms of transportation can differ greatly from country to country. If you are a local expert, you probably really know your way around. Which is great, because that way you can really help out! Below we share some general things to keep in mind when organizing local transport. 

 

1.  Ask about preferences

Of course this is a bit stating the obvious, but it is really important to know what kind of transportation is preferred. Some people love to sit at the back of a motorcycle, others hate it. Just ask what the traveler your helping prefers. 

2. Lay down different options

Usually there are different options to get from A to B (or C). You can let the traveler compare and decide whatever he wishes. Make sure you include the benefits and downside of different forms of transportation. And the price, obviously. 

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3. Help out with other tips

Let's assume for now that the traveler doesn't really know anything about his or her destination. So be as precise and elaborate as you can with your descriptions. If someone needs to get to a bus station for example, also help out where he needs to be and how to get there from the accommodation.  

4. Make any possible dangers explicit

Local forms of transportation may be a bit more tricky for some users. Be explicit about this. If it is a bit too dangerous to use a certain mode of transportation during certain times, let him or her know. 

5. Don't be afraid to ask!

We are always happy to help out in case you have any questions, run into an issue or just wanna chat. So don't be afraid to reach out! You can reach me personally via jesse@traviqo.com

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Requirements

There are a few elements you will need to include when you will share your plans with the traveler. We include them below: 

 

  1. route: From [place of departure] to [place of arrival]

  2. Date and time of transport

  3. Mode of transport

  4. One way or two way: 

  5. Total distance: in km/miles and time

  6. Description: including how to get there

  7. Considerations: things to be aware of

  8. Price: in local currency and currency of traveler

  9. Why best option: short note on why this option is better than other options

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Important stuff: what you should include

Convince

Convince the traveler why what you have composed is just awesome to do.  

Cash

Tell the traveler how much he or she can expect to pay for the activities included in your plan

Contact

You include all the links to the activities, or other contact details if no site is available

to Come

Tell the traveler what the next steps are and what happens from here.

What can you expect?

Step 1: Traveler chooses Wizard

After you have created a Wizard profile on our platform, travelers may reach out to you for help. When someone does, we will send you an email with a booking request, which you can either accept or decline.

Step 4: intake chat

This is the main way to really get to know the traveler and his or her wishes. During this chat you can give a summary of your findings so far and ask for feedback. Make sure that after this chat you really know how you can help the traveler. The chat usually takes around 30 minutes and is done via a platform such as Google Meet. Don't forget to discuss when the traveler can expect your itinerary.

Step 2: Traveler shares wishlist

When the traveler sends a request, we require him/her to share a bit of what they need help with (info, tickets, accommodations or activities), some details of the trip (such as date and destination) and their budget. 

Step 5: finetune itinerary

Now it is time to make your magic happen! After the chat you now know have a clear idea of how you can help. Use your experience and creativity to find awesome activities. Don't be afraid to get off the beaten track! The best things to do aren't the one that everyone may find on Tripadvisor, but the things you know from own experience. Best stuff? Things that you arrange yourself.

Step 3: prepare for intake

You can use this info to start looking around a bit and start composing a rough outline. No need to go into too much details, but it's really helpful for you to come to the intake chat prepared. 

 

Step 6: share & feedback

The last step in this awesome journey is sharing your findings and recommendations with the traveler. We are sure he or she will love it, so no need to stress. It's always really good to ask for feedback, it helps you improve and get even better! Also, if the traveler thinks something is not perfect yet, this is a good moment to help out and go that extra mile. 

Share your expertise

When creating a profile on our platform, you will be asked how you can help travelers. Some love composing activities or finding that sweet home abroad, while others are allrounders. By telling us what you love we are better able to create good matches. 

Time slots

We have reserved  certain amounts of time for different kinds of packages. For flight tickets this is 30 minutes, local transport 15 minutes, finding accommodation 30 minutes, and an activity 15 minutes. Travelers can choose multiple items, so if they'd like to stay at 3 different places, the total amount will be 90 minutes.

You decide what you'll earn per hour. Based on the packages added by the traveler, we can then calculate what you'll make. Say a traveler needs help with 2 accommodations, 2 tickets and 3 activities. The total amount of time is then: 60 min + 60 min + 45 min = 165 minutes. When you charge USD 30  p/h, you will make 85 USD in total. 

earnings

pay day

We usually pay within 2 weeks after submitting your final itinerary. Make sure you enter your banking details at your profile, as we need this info for the payout. 

Getting paid

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Hey, psst! 
Need some extra tips?

We have created a template for you to make it easier for you to help our travelers.

 

Use this template to get an idea of what you could send to the traveler. Obviously, feel free to change it any way you like and make it feel more like you :)

Just click the button below and the download will start automatically.

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