“You can’t get a more authentic, local experience than dining in someone’s home with them.” - Tony Carne, Urban Adventures General Manager
(PRWEB) December 20, 2013
Urban Adventures, the global day tour company that gives travellers unique local experiences is expanding its ‘home cooked’ tour offerings by recruiting host families in smaller towns and villages around the world. The search has begun for enthusiastic, hospitable, and food-loving locals to host intrepid travellers in their home for a home-cooked meal, lessons in local cooking and mealtime traditions, and an authentic, local experience.
The “Home Cooked” program began in Delhi and Istanbul, where local families welcome travellers, take them shopping in local markets, show them how to prepare a typical local meal, and sit down to eat together. These tours are some of the most popular tours in Urban Adventures’ portfolio, and the company wanted to create more experiences like this, while also giving local hosts and families in less-travelled destinations the opportunity to get involved in the Urban Adventures business.
“You can’t get a more authentic, local experience than dining in someone’s home with them. It’s how we connect with our friends and family, and we can take that beyond people’s home base and provide that experience and feeling for travellers everywhere”, said Urban Adventures’ General Manager, Tony Carne.
Urban Adventures is currently accepting applications from potential hosts, providing they meet requirements such as speaking solid, conversational English, having consistent access to the internet, adhering to food hygiene standards, and being able to offer an authentic, enriching, and unique local experience. Unlike Urban Adventures’ standard partner program, there is no initial fee to get involved in the “Home Cooked” program.
In high demand are hosts from places that are famous the world over for their hospitality, like Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, and Turkey.
Interested applicants must be able to provide ‘home cooked’ experiences in destinations not currently covered by Urban Adventures. To apply, people can take a photo of their family enjoying a home cooked meal, and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #UAhomecooked. Alternatively they can email administration(at)urbanadventures(dot)com with their photo.
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For more information please visit http://www.urbanadventures.com/become_a_home_cooked_host or contact Tony Carne, General Manager at tony(at)urbanadventures(dot)com.
About Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures are day tours that show you the Best. Day. Ever. in whatever destination you’re in. Led by passionate locals Urban Adventures aims to show people a mix of world famous sites and hidden gems, while uncovering backstreets, local hotspots, and quirky landmarks. There are over 250 Urban Adventures tours in more than 85 destinations around the world. Urban Adventures was launched by Intrepid Travel and WHL Group in October 2009.
About Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is a global adventure travel company with 24 years' experience of taking people off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places. It offers more than 1,000 trips - including small group adventures, short break adventures and Urban Adventure day tours - in more than 100 countries and on every continent. Intrepid's trips are carbon neutral and are designed to truly experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and included activities mean they offer travellers great value for money.
About WHL Group
The WHL Group is the largest local-travel company in the world. It is both a global network of companies that help travellers find unique ways to experience a destination through local tourism professionals, and a technology provider to those local tourism operators. WHL Group companies empower local partners who have practice in experiential and mindful travel, and a local's knack for identifying, explaining and sustaining the distinctive qualities of a place.