Grand European Journey | Be My Visitor
Celebrating 10 Years of Connecting You with the Coronary heart of Your Vacation spot
10 years in the past visiting a international place and being invited into a neighborhood’s residence for a lovingly-prepared meal – an trade of dialog and a first-hand look into the native life – was a revolutionary idea. Enter Be My Visitor, the unique native journey expertise, born from the idea of enabling human connections between locals of the locations we go to and our company.
The very first Be My Visitor expertise, Sorrento, Italy
Be My Visitor started in 2009, on the Esposito household lemon farm in Sorrento, Italy. The Esposito sisters welcomed company into their residence for a night of speaking and studying, over a home-cooked meal and style of the homegrown limoncello. With the scent of lemons hanging heavy within the air, they ate, drank, laughed, and each hosts and company beloved it.
The Esposito sisters in a short time turned the spotlight of your entire journey, with company raving in regards to the expertise and shopping for bottles of the homegrown limoncello to take residence with them.
Talking of her expertise as a Be My Visitor host, Mamma Esposito stated, “It was the best achievement of my life.”
Sadly, the Esposito sisters have handed on, however they depart us with traditions and moments we’ll bear in mind ceaselessly.
Bringing the human contact to guided journey
After the success of the primary Be My Visitor in Italy, the search started for extra memorable hosts and unique native experiences, throughout Europe and past. Just like the primary expertise on the Esposito household farm, many Be My Visitor experiences have been created from private relationships and native connections in every nation.
It’s the hosts that make Be My Visitor experiences so particular and memorable. Irrespective of the place you’re on the earth, each host has a singular story to inform, whether or not it’s the noble keeper of a rural French farm or the pleasant Scotsman who shares his legendary tales of historic Scotland.
Greater than a neighborhood eating expertise
Over time Be My Visitor has develop into far more than native eating experiences. Not solely are you viewing a vacation spot from a neighborhood’s lens, however you find out about their craft, their lifestyle, and their household heritage. After a Be My Visitor expertise, you’re assured to take residence highly effective recollections of the sights, scents, tastes,
Sustaining native communities by Be My Visitor
During the last 10 years, Be My Visitor experiences have been as a lot about enriching the lives of the hosts, as they’re about entertaining the company. With 81% of Be My Visitor experiences being family-run and multi-generational, company will straight make a distinction to those individuals by offering a supply of revenue and preserving the native customs and heritage.
Moreover, the vast majority of Be My Visitor experiences happen outdoors the main cities in small, regional communities – due to this fact spreading the tourism out of the hubs and combatting over-tourism.
Expertise Be My Visitor around the globe
On our Scenic Scandinavia & its Fjords trip, get pleasure from dinner with the Øvre-Eide household on their livestock farm in Norway courting again to the 1500s. In Eire, be a part of Catherine Fulvio, a neighborhood Irish cooking icon, and uncover her three-generation historic household residence. Catherine has written 4 cookbooks, gained Cookbook of the 12 months in Eire, and created three cooking collection. In Japan, find out about and meet the Ama— translated to “girls of the ocean”, who’ve free-dived into the icy waters off the coast of Japan in quest of oysters, pearls, abalone, sea cucumbers, and seaweed for hundreds of years.
So what’s subsequent for Be My Visitor? Born in Europe, however now unfold extensively internationally, there are Be My Visitor experiences obtainable on nearly each Trafalgar journey. Be My Visitor experiences are always evolving, with distinctive and galvanizing hosts, every one utterly completely different from the subsequent.
“Once we launched Be My Visitor 10 years in the past, we have been the primary to faucet into the will to seek out new methods of understanding the world by exposing travellers to the day-to-day lives of locals – and we’re proud to have pioneered this motion,” says Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO.
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