Travel Changes That Will Affect You in 2014

By Wendy Perrin - 2014-01-03T17:02:51Z

Photograph courtesy Viator

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Ordinary People Became Tour Guides

The sharing economy has disrupted the tours-and-activities world too. An array of Web sites have come along over the past couple of years that match travelers to locals at their destination for neighborhood tours and unique experiences. Basically, these sites—such as Vayable, SideTour, Getyourguide, and Canaryhop—want to be the Airbnb of tours, and they can be a great way to meet locals. Through Sidetour in New York City, for instance, you can “visit romantic comedy film sites with entertainment writers” or “dine with an investment banker who became a monk.”  If it’s a licensed tour guide you want instead, you can find one through Viator’s guide finder. For the savviest guides, though, contact the savviest custom itinerary planner for your destination.

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