Partner with Us

Become a Local

For travelers

what is local insights?

Local Insights is a social enterprise designed specifically to connect travelers and locals for cultural encounters that are deeper than a guidebook.

Through our innovative program, we partner with existing non-profits and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to offer cultural and storytelling courses to their clients.  We work with local tourism bureaus and travel operators to ensure that our locals are featured as a supplement to the typical packaged tour.

Finally, we connect travelers with the trained locals through our website for cultural encounters that financially benefit local people directly, while also supporting employment for marginalized and at-need communities.

Launch coming to the Seattle Area soon!

We’re working hard to develop our beta test for Local Insights in the Seattle area.  Add your name to our list to be the first to know when we’re ready to launch!

“My favorite travel memories are when I’ve met a local who showed me a deeper version of my destination.  I created Local Insights because I want others to have that same connection to locals while traveling and do something good with their travel budget.  I hope you find the same lasting connections I have.”
Tracey Ford, Founder of Local Insights

How It Works

Local Insights search icon of a map pin with an outline of a head and shoulders person inside
Three head and shoulders icons in a triangle representing connecting locals with travelers
Three head and shoulders icons in a triangle representing connecting locals with travelers
Three head and shoulders icons in a triangle representing connecting locals with travelers

SEARCH

Travelers search our platform for Locals interested in sharing insights about the local area.

Three head and shoulders icons in a triangle representing connecting locals with travelers

connect

The Traveler and Local connect through our secure platform to determine a meeting place and time.

spend for good

Travelers Spend for Good by paying a fee to confirm the encounter.  After a successful encounter, the Local receives payment from us.

enjoy & learn

The Traveler and Local meet to enjoy learning from each other and hopefully developing a lasting friendship.

get involved

PARTNER WITH US

BECOME A LOCAL

FOR TRAVELERS