The Importance of Working With Locals


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“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents!” – Bob Ross

Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry, and Director, Lori Allen, discuss the benefits of planning and leading niche tours—and what to do when something goes wrong.

For 12 years, Great Escape Publishing has offered a program that teaches you how to create niche tours and then sell them to cover your own travel expenses and make a profit.

If you have a place you like to go to over and over again, creating tours offers you a way to go back once every year or two and bring people with you and show them the amazing things you do when you’re there.

For Lori it’s Paris, Africa and Thailand.

Great Escape Publishing typically runs 13 to 16 of their own tours a year. And over the past 17 years, Lori has managed over 160 events total.

Listen in as Lori explains how niche tours work—and how they differ from typical tourist experiences.

For more information on getting started planning your own tours like these, visit

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