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Voyage Ashore launches with over 790 tours across 65 countries

9th February 2013 Print

Voyage Ashore is the new independent UK-based online service for travellers, launched to provide an alternative to online excursion directories. Voyage Ashore has handpicked some of the best Tour and Activity Providers from around the world, and offers its followers openness and transparency as to the Providers it promotes, and a 30 per cent minimum money-back guarantee without the excessive commission charges often imposed by cruise-lines and independent agencies.

Whether it’s zip-lining in the Belize rainforest, wine tasting in Tuscany or kayaking past penguins in South Africa, travellers seeking inspirational and memorable experiences around the world can, from today, book with confidence with Voyage Ashore, which currently offers over 796 tours in 65 countries, and is available online and to download as an iPhone and Android app.

Founder and CEO, entrepreneur Darren Fields, explains how Voyage Ashore is different: “I became increasingly disheartened with the way that tours, excursions and activities abroad were promoted through online directories and discovered that travellers often pay extremely high levels of commission to third parties – money which does not go to the Tour and Activity Providers themselves. Voyage Ashore charges a fair commission rate which in turn delivers a far more affordable and rewarding experience all round. Providers don’t pay us to be on the site; we choose to work with them based on their customers’ experiences.”

Voyage Ashore followers are able to browse the entire website without the need to become a member. However, those that sign up (without charge) will enjoy an enhanced experience: they will be able to submit questions to any Tour and Activity Providers; connect with other followers worldwide; and share their favourite experiences and recommendations.

Satisfaction is at the heart of the Voyage Ashore experience, says Fields: “We’re so confident in our handpicked quality Tour and Activity Providers that we offer a 30 per cent minimum money-back guarantee in the unlikely event that one of our Providers does not meet our professional service standards.”

Launched in December 2012, Voyage Ashore enables travellers to search by their preferred destination, date or category - Adventure, Culture, Family, Hiking & Trekking, Romantic, Tranquil and Wine & Dine. Whether they seek a cultural walking excursion or night-time bike tour of a European capital, a plantation tour on a tropical Caribbean island or a stargazing odyssey by the Nile, customers can rely on Voyage Ashore’s expert Quality Assurance team for advice and assistance.

Fields added: “At Voyage Ashore we’re different to other tour, excursion and activity services because we are not a directory – we hand select our Providers and regularly reassess their suitability and standards based on our followers’ feedback, as well as our own research into the destinations we feature.”

For a more bespoke or in-depth experience, Voyage Ashore provides a personalised service that will enhance any journey, be it a honeymoon, a hen weekend, a city break with friends or a spare day on a business trip.

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