Australian private day tour operator, Runaway Tours, announced a significant growth in business growth and tour numbers, attributing this growth to its diverse product portfolio and the increase in tourists from Asia.
Steve Arnerich, Owner of Runaway Tours, says: “We cater for the international corporate and luxury inbound tourist, and specialise in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Korean language tours. We have previously noticed that many tourists, especially corporate guests, tend to stay in Sydney and visit Darling Harbour, or Kings Cross.”
“However, with our corporate clientele and the organisations we work with, we have actively taken the approach to offer tours outside of Sydney and have been very successful in converting sales,” Arnerich adds.
With China set to become Australia’s largest inbound market, Runaway Tours is expecting to further increase its sales and experience significant business growth in this sector.
“Our Asian market, especially the Chinese market, has been growing steadily over the past few years. Chinese tourists want real experiences and to learn about a destination, but in their own language. We won’t place them within a large group with other languages and interpreters on the same bus. They’ll get their own vehicle with their own tour guide who speaks their language,”
“We are tapping into this increased demand by offering a suitable quality product,” Arnerich concludes.
Runaway Tours operates day tours to the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Sydney City. Groups are guided by bilingual tour guides. Tours are conducted in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Cantonese and Mandarin.