LOCALIKE, a pioneering insider travel service, enables travellers to access the real New York, to part with the usual tourist conventions and experience the city as a local would.
Founded by Manhattanite, Andreas Leuzinger, LOCALIKE’s unique customisable travel service became available to Australian travellers this month. After completing a quick, online questionnaire to build their comprehensive profile, travellers will have access to personalised recommendations and itineraries, making generic, over-referenced guidebooks and bottomless Google searches a thing of the past. Crucially, LOCALIKE’s revolutionary concept ensures no valuable holiday time is wasted, guaranteeing an enjoyable stay in New York from the first minute to the last.
LOCALIKE’s bespoke itineraries expose customers to experiences often reserved for New York City locals. Recommendations may include neighbourhood basement jazz bars, spectacular rooftops, independent fashion boutiques, exclusive heritage-protected private gardens, immersive off-broadway performance shows, memorable cheap eats, quirky exhibition spaces, or boundary-pushing chocolatiers’.
‘Receiving advice from locals has always been a cherished travel resource,’ says Leuzinger. ‘I’ve had so many friends and friends-of-friends coming to visit tell me they wanted to experience “the real New York” and not have to rely on the same dated, touristy recommendations they found in guidebooks.’
With 9.9 million Australians travelling overseas in 2016 (AFTA Travel Trends Report, 2017), and the number of Australians venturing to the United States increasing every year, many discerning tourists are seeking alternative experiences to those already heavily featured in the Instagram feeds of friends. Instead, time-pressured travellers seek bespoke experiences, aiming to deepen their understanding of the world and establish more meaningful connections (Carat Travel Trends Report, 2017).
More often, travellers are feeling overwhelmed with the plethora of options churned out by endless apps, blogs, reviews, aggregator sites, social media pages, and news feeds. LOCALIKE cuts through the noise and mainstream options, presenting curated selections of restaurants and attractions, allowing users to define their own NYC experience.
With personalised short-stay itineraries starting at AU$105, LOCALIKE’s rare insider-perspective includes all the tips and tricks necessary to ensure ease of experience. From picnic basket and sim card hire to information on subway lines and timetables, LOCALIKE has New York covered.
For more information and to view sample Travel Profiles and Travel Planners, visit: https://www.localike-newyork.com