A new UK-based website is now offering its users a place where travelers—mostly Britons for time being—can compare what escorted tours have to offer. The site is TourHound (www.tourhound.co.uk) and it enables holiday makers to compare the components of a tour not currently covered in travel websites.
As veteran travel writer Fred Mawer describes it in a piece for the Daily Mail, “There are plenty of websites that will help you find and compare flights and hotel deals, but TourHound is the first to provide a one-stop search of touring options … The tours shown are all available, and prices are clearly displayed – you can include flights where offered, and amend the prices so they are for a single traveler. And results are shown in an unbiased way. A neatly presented summary of each tour is given, and you can click through to the relevant company to book.”
While Europe understandably leads the world regions featured on the site (Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, South America and North America), North America leads other regions in long-haul product, with 710 tours featured.
To illustrate the ease with which one can navigate the TourHound site, Mawer said that it took him “less than a minute to find a digestible 11 tours, offered by three companies, for cultural and foodie small-group tours to Italy next May,” and that he was able “to pare down more than 100 cultural tours of the USA in May 2018 to seven that visit New Orleans.”
All tours show are all available, and prices are clearly displayed. A visitor to the site can include flights where offered, and adapt prices for a single traveler. And results are shown in an unbiased way. A neatly presented summary of each tour is given, and one can click through to the relevant company to book.
For the moment, the new site is a bit of a work in progress, as TourHound doesn’t provide background information on the variety of tours, or guidance on choosing a suitable tour. But that should change as the site grows.