Travel Leaders Corporate Partners with Context Travel to Offer Business Travelers Small, Personalized Walking Tours in Cities Around the Globe

Travel Leaders Corporate clients now have the option to be paired with a local expert to learn about a city, its history and culture

New York, NY (April 25, 2018) –With the rising popularity of ‘bleisure travel’ (combining business and leisure travel in the same trip), Travel Leaders Corporate, one of the country’s leading travel management companies, and Context Travel have joined forces to offer business travelers unique opportunities to immerse themselves in a city’s history and culture on tours led by local experts. Docents who lead the tours, composed of no more than six people, hold expertise in areas such as art history, archaeology, cuisine or classical studies. Whether it’s to gain a better understanding of a city and its people prior to the start of business interactions or to experience some enrichment and learning for pleasure post-meeting, this new partnership makes it easy for business travelers to maximize their time in a wide variety of destinations around the globe.

“The popularity of ‘bleisure travel’ is growing,” said Gabe Rizzi, President of Travel Leaders Corporate. Rizzi noted a recent business travel survey conducted by National Car Rental that indicated 80 percent of business travelers feel they deserve to take a break from work and make time for themselves during business trips.

“Business travelers often have a limited timeframe in which to sightsee and are also intellectually curious and want to learn about a destination from local experts,” said Rizzi. “Therefore, this partnership with Context Travel is ideal in that it pairs business travelers with local scholars who are experts in their field and take people ‘under the skin’ of a city to really learn about and understand it.”

Context Travel was founded in 2003 by experienced travelers who wanted to share their love of intelligent exploration with the world. Now in over 45 cities around the globe (including 10 in North America), Context Travel is a leading provider of small, customized tours.

“When we say small, we mean small,” explained Sara McCarty, EU program director at Context Travel. “Our tour groups never consist of more than six people so that our guides can give everyone attention. We provide customized itineraries and expert guides and carefully select our docents based upon their local expertise. All docents live in the cities they guide in, and are knowledgeable in local art, cuisine, history and more. We are excited to offer Context Travel in partnership with Travel Leaders Corporate and look forward to introducing more corporate travelers to another side of their business trip,” McCarty added.

Context Travel tours available to Travel Leaders Corporate clients include:

  • A locally experienced docent
  • Completely customizable walking tour
  • Insider destination information not found in a guidebook
  • A “Welcome To” tour so that business travelers can familiarize themselves with the culture of their destination before their work trip begins

“At Travel Leaders Corporate we are always eager to serve our clients with offerings that make business travel not only easy, but enjoyable,” Rizzi commented. “Our clients have been telling us that their travelers are eager to move outside the office on a trip and learn more about their destination. Our partnership with Context Travel is a logical offering to help bleisure travelers really immerse themselves in a place whether it’s a tour of Vatican City or seeing the Freedom Trail in Boston.”

For more information or to take advantage of Travel Leaders Corporate’s personalized service and cutting-edge corporate business travel solutions that provide a complete travel enrichment experience, email partnerships@tlcorporate.com or call 877-404-4173.

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Travel Leaders Corporate is part of Travel Leaders Group, which manages leisure, business and franchise travel operations under a variety of diversified divisions and brands. Travel Leaders Corporate has three service offerings – Travel Fulfillment, Travel Consulting and Meetings Management – which can be used independently or combined for maximum results. At Travel Leaders Corporate, each client is served by a dedicated team of professional travel agents assigned to each account. With a reputation built on reliability and a commitment to excellence, Travel Leaders Corporate offers its clients industry-leading products and services, and continuously seeks higher levels of performance. With employees in more than 120 cities across the United States, Travel Leaders Corporate is a forward-thinking, innovative company with a focus on continually improving the customer experience.

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