PRESS RELEASE: Beeyonder Launches Innovative Ticketing System and Website Updates to Enhance User Experience
Customers can now purchase tickets in bulk for their live virtual tours and watch videos with snippets of live walking and presentation tours around the world.
BOSTON, MA – Beeyonder, the leading platform for live and interactive virtual tours, is excited to announce new updates to its platform that are designed to enhance the user experience. The updates include the implementation of a ticket system for payment of virtual tours and as well as homepage updates designed to educate travelers about virtual travel and its benefits.
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Beeyonder's new ticketing system offers customers greater flexibility, allowing them to purchase tickets for one tour or buy in bulk for larger discounts and use the remainder towards future tours. This provides customers with greater ease of use and encourages repeat business. To provide more value, there are optional add-ons that can be purchased for each tour, such as unlimited concierge to assist with all your booking needs and moderator services for event management and communicating to guides. Beeyonder is also offering its signature sensory packages, which are customized digital booklets that include tour details and local insights to provide travelers with a more culturally immersive experience.
In addition to the new ticketing system, Beeyonder has updated its website to provide a more informative experience for its customers. The homepage has been redesigned for customers to see how interactive the virtual tours are, with additional stats about the business, while continuing to highlight exciting new and trending virtual tours. The company’s corporate and DEI pages have also been updated to provide more information about what virtual travel is and the benefits of virtual travel for employees, such as how it helps to increase engagement and inclusion in the workplace.
"We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible experience," said CEO and founder, Brittany Palmer. "These updates to our website and the creation of the ticketing system are designed to make it easier for our customers to purchase tours for organizations of all sizes and enjoy our live and interactive virtual experiences, while also enhancing their overall journey through our website."
Beeyonder has quickly become a leading provider of live and interactive virtual tours, offering customers the opportunity to explore new destinations and cultures from anywhere. As a customer-centric platform with over 450 tours in more than 55 countries, Beeyonder has focused on quality and customer satisfaction, earning them the reputation of being a trusted name in the travel industry.
To learn more about Beeyonder's live and interactive online virtual tours and to purchase tickets, visit the company's website at www.beeyonder.com.
Founded in 2020, Beeyonder is revolutionizing the way people experience the world and how they think about travel. Beeyonder is a customer-centric virtual tour company that offers inclusive and inspiring travel experiences to companies and organizations by vetted, qualified local tour guides around the world. Beeyonder offers over 450 unique touring experiences across more than 55 countries to corporations of all sizes, schools, senior groups and more. Discover stories of the world with Beeyonder.
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Pride Month is an annual celebration that honors the LGBTQ+ community and is a time to champion equality, visibility, and self-affirmation. Supporting LGBTQ+ initiatives is an actionable way for companies to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This month, show a commitment to social responsibility and book one of these virtual tours to celebrate diversity and promote equality for all.
Queer Argentina: The History of South America´s Friendliest Country
Experience a fascinating blend of history, culture, and activism on this tour, led by our knowledgeable guide who will take you on a journey through Argentina's LGBTQ+ history. From the early days of activism to recent landmark legal victories, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the country's pioneering gay rights and ongoing struggle for equality and visibility. Along the way, you'll visit cultural and nightlife hotspots that celebrate the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ identity in Argentina today, providing insight into the rich history and diverse culture of the country. By the end of the tour, you'll have a deeper appreciation for Argentina's LGBTQ+ community and its contributions to the country's social fabric.
LGBTQ History in Amsterdam
Join our live walking tour and discover the stories of the people and events that shaped Amsterdam's vibrant LGBTQ+ community. Led by Mark, a local experienced tour guide for over 10 years, you'll learn about the city's diverse history, from the first public demonstrations for gay rights to its landmark achievement as the first country to legalize same-sex marriage. As you explore the city's hidden landmarks and cultural hotspots, you'll gain insight into the key role they played in the LGBTQ+ movement. Gain first hand knowledge of Amsterdam's welcoming and inclusive culture, and why it is one of Europe's most beloved cities.
Zona Rosa: A Famous Boho & LGBTQ Neighborhood in Mexico
Experience the vibrant and inclusive spirit of Mexico City's Zona Rosa neighborhood on this virtual tour, led by our expert guides. Situated in the heart of the city's historic center, Zona Rosa has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century when it was established as a bohemian artists' quarter. In the '60s and '70s, the neighborhood became a hub for LGBTQ+ culture and activism, cementing its place as an iconic destination. As you virtually walk the colorful streets and hidden alleys, you'll discover unique boutiques, cafes, and bars that reflect the neighborhood's diverse and welcoming spirit. Along the way, our guide will share stories about the key figures and events that shaped Zona Rosa's vibrant LGBTQ+ community, providing insight into the neighborhood's rich history and cultural significance.
To see more LGBTQ tours and DEI specific tours, visit our DEI page.
In celebration of Earth Day, there's no better time to start thinking about ways we can reduce our impact on the environment and promote sustainability. One way to do this is by learning more about faraway destinations by traveling to them in a responsible, sustainable way. From exploring ancient forests to visiting a city on the brink of sinking, these tours are a great way to connect with nature and learn more about the importance of protecting our planet. Read on to discover how you can make a positive impact while still experiencing all the wonders that the world has to offer.
Butterfly Garden from the Cloud Forest in Ecuador
Universally recognized as beautiful and graceful creatures, walking amongst delicate butterflies in a lush Ecuador cloud forest setting will give you new appreciation for these exotic creatures. An immersive sensory experience that's hard to forget, you’ll be greeted by the sight of hundreds of delicate creatures, their wings shimmering in the sunlight amidst a stunning array of tropical flowers, from orchids and heliconias to hibiscus and bird-of-paradise, as our expert guide gives insights into butterfly behavior, biology, and conservation efforts.
Enchanting Rialto: Discover the Vibrant Center of Venice
Journey through the winding canals and historic landmarks of Venice without adding to the city’s intense influx of visitors. Also known as the “Floating City”, observe the bustling day to day activities at the local fish market and sites like the Rialto bridge as you explore the city's iconic waterways originally created as a means to connect the city’s 118 small islands. Our guide will re-tell the city’s storied past while sharing more about how climate change, pollution, and human activity is causing the canals to dry up, and what residents are doing to preserve the unique beauty and history of Venice for generations to come.
Ancient Forest: Walking Among 800 Year Old Trees in Canada
Join local filmmaker and outdoor adventurer Dan King on a unique forest walk through one of the world’s oldest and most spectacular forests. Located in the heart of MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, Cathedral Grove boasts some awe-inspiring 800-year-old giant Douglas fir trees, some as tall as 75m (250 ft) in height and 9m (29 ft) in circumference. Be transported to a world where the only sounds you'll hear are the rustling of leaves and the songs of birds and reconnect with nature and experience the peace and serenity that only a place like this can offer.
April is a month of new beginnings and growth, the perfect time of year to commemorate Diversity Month, a celebration dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life. From workplaces to schools and local businesses, Diversity Month is the perfect platform to highlight the value of diversity and create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone. This month, why not explore some unique experiences hosted on our platform: take a trip to India’s first open-air art district, learn about the Arakwal people, join a walking tour of Langa in Cape Town, or learn all about Mexico City’s contemporary history.
Explore India's First Open Air Art District
Colorful, vibrant and full of energy, India's first open-air art district, located in Lodhi Colony in New Delhi is a unique and vibrant hub for contemporary art. Join this immersive tour of the neighborhood, showcasing the incredible street art and murals that adorn its walls as our local guide shares the stories behind the large-scale murals and intricate street art that reflect the unique cultural and social identity of the area and its transformation into a thriving arts district.
Walking Tour of Langa Township, Cape Town
As the first black township in South Africa, Langa has a rich history and a vibrant community, which Odwa Futshane (a resident of Langa and credited SATA Tour Guide) will introduce to you. Follow him as he shows off the colorful houses, bustling markets, and lively community centers that make up this dynamic neighborhood. Along the way, he’ll introduce you to some local residents and their customs, teach you a few Xhosa words, and share stories and insights into the history and culture of the area.
Virtual Aboriginal Tour of Cape Byron
Get a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Australia's Indigenous peoples on this Aboriginal Tour of Cape Byron. An immersive online experience that provides a unique opportunity to learn about the culture and history of the Arakwal people. Local tour guide, Aunty Delta, will take you through the stunning natural landscapes of the region, sharing the stories, insights, ancient traditions, beliefs of the Arakwal people and their deep connection with the land. Along the way you may also catch sight of the abundant wildlife (koalas, wallabies, wombats) and unique plants native to this part of Australia.
Modern History Along Mexico City's Reforma Avenue
Take a virtual tour of the iconic Reforma Avenue in Mexico City, a grand avenue steeped in culture, politics, and architecture. Originally designed to connect the city center with the outskirts, our guide will bring you on a tour of some of the city’s most striking buildings. Tour sights like the Palacio de Bellas Artes, home to some of Mexico's most iconic art, including murals by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and iconic sites like the Monument to the Revolution, built to honor the heroes of the Mexican Revolution, and a symbol of the country's struggle for independence. At the end of the hour, you’ll come away with a fuller picture of Mexico City and what makes this city so unique.
Beeyonder’s business model creates a sustainable approach to virtual travel that allows inclusive and accessible travel.
BOSTON, MA – April 3, 2023 - Beeyonder, the premier virtual tour platform revolutionizing the way companies and people think about travel, continues its customer growth and expansion of locations and guides around the world amid news of Heygo’s closing.
In recent news, virtual travel company, Heygo, has announced it is closing the platform on April 11, 2023, noting in a live Q&A session that the business model of tip-only just wasn’t sustainable. This news has sparked conversation about the future of virtual travel outside of COVID. Virtual travel has positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands with its inclusive and accessible benefits. Those with disabilities who cannot travel to anyone looking for an affordable way to bring new events to corporations, senior facilities, and schools have found great value in these culturally immersive experiences.
Beeyonder’s sustainable business model differs significantly from that of Heygo, providing reasonably priced private tours for travelers and fair compensation for the guides performing tours. Beeyonder takes a 20% commission on each tour, and the tour guide receives the remainder. This is substantially lower than Heygo’s 40% commission. Setting fair, but profitable, pricing standards and commission rates allows Beeyonder to continue its upward growth of the marketplace through expansion to new locations around the world with new guides and servicing new markets, such as non-profits and educational institutions, in addition to its current clients in the senior and corporate sectors.
Founded in 2020 by Brittany Palmer, the virtual tourism company set out with a clear goal of rethinking travel in an accessible and sustainable way. Now, touting over 400 tours in more than 55 countries, Beeyonder aims to expand its world scope to deliver even more incredible experiences in the near future.
“Our sustainable model continues to align with our vision of truly rethinking travel and providing fair compensation to guides who create each unique and immersive virtual tour,” says Brittany Palmer, CEO of Beeyonder. “We will continue to improve our travelers’ experiences while bringing equal access to the world for those who are unable to.”
Founded in 2020, Beeyonder is revolutionizing the way people experience the world and how they think about travel. Beeyonder is a customer-centric virtual tour company that offers inclusive and inspiring travel experiences to companies and organizations by vetted, qualified local tour guides around the world. Beeyonder offers over 400 unique touring experiences across more than 55 countries to corporations of all sizes, schools, senior groups and more. Discover stories of the world with Beeyonder.
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Travel wherever you are, whenever you feel like it. Virtual travel experiences give us unlimited access and opportunities to vacation anytime anywhere in an affordable, inclusive, environmentally friendly, and accessible way. Now, visit the pyramids of Egypt in the morning, explore a Costa Rican coffee plantation in the afternoon, before enjoying a sunset walk in your favorite European city – and all without packing a suitcase, taking vacation days or dealing with the hassles of international travel. For seniors online tours are a portal for travel, giving choices and options to go on dream destinations, relive previous experiences, discover new unforgettable places, and explore places connected to family heritage. Whether it’s a private tour customized to a family or a scheduled monthly tour as a corporate bonding session or senior activity, our tours can be designed and customized to meet your needs. This month, why not give these unique tours a go and travel to a destination you’ve always dreamed of?
An Inside Look of a Costa Rican Coffee Farm
From bean to cup, learn what exactly goes on in a coffee farm as you tour a local Costa Rican coffee farm and witness all the intricacies surrounding the production of coffee: from the plant, history, or production, how chemistry affects the caffeine to watching a cup of coffee being expertly prepared the old fashioned way.
Walking Tour of a Luxor Temple
If you’ve always dreamed of taking a trip to Egypt, embark on this incredible experience that takes you on a tour of an ancient Luxor temple. Start off on Avenue of Sphinxes before strolling down to the open court with our funny and personable guide, Lesley, as she shares more about this magnificent structure before ending in the back shrines leading to the open-air museum.
Walking Tour of Ljubljana, The Capital of Slovenia
Ljubljana may be one of the smallest European capitals but this charming city in Slovenia boasts a rich history and a diverse heritage. With just 300,000 inhabitants, this compact walkable city boasts a rich culture of arts, with numerous galleries boasting local artists, one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world, and a beautiful authentic city center with plenty of street theatre and local life.
Engaged employees are the key to any business's success and online team-building activities are a convenient way to build bonds across remote and hybrid teams while encouraging non-work communication, and increasing cross-team collaborations. Keeping corporate culture and engagement up after the holidays can be tricky, so why not whisk everyone off on a vacation overseas to New Zealand, Senegal, and Berlin to experience something new together?
The Colorful and Lively Fishing Harbor of Mbour
Did you know that the Senegalese eat up to 35 kilograms (77 pounds) of fish each year? Join our guide on a visit to the lively artisanal fishing port of Mbour, one of the largest fishing ports in the country which serves as a major hub for the local fishing industry. Home to a bustling fish market where local fishermen bring in their daily catch of fish, octopus, and other seafood, this lively experience will show how artisanal handmade fishing boats called pirogues are made. As part of the tour, visit the area of the market where Senegalese women transform fresh fish products into dried products to sell and pass to the many seafood restaurants and cafes that line the harbor, making it a popular spot for visitors to enjoy a meal while watching the boats come and go.
Auckland Harbourside Walking Tour
Transport your team to another continent from the breakout room or over a team Zoom event. This interactive experience brings everyone to Auckland’s bustling harbourside, walking across two of the city’s iconic drawbridges to arrive at Wynyard Quarter offering spectacular views of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Sky Tower (its tallest freestanding structure), and the city skyline. A beautiful place to take a stroll, people-watch, and enjoy the sight of yachts coming and going. Time the tour to take place just before sunset; you might be lucky enough to enjoy a spectacular light show.
Queer Berlin - Explore the LGBTQ Capital of Europe
If your company is looking to introduce some DEI initiatives, this tour of Queer Berlin is a great place to start. Let our guide show you around the Berlin of Marlene Dieterich, Christopher Isherwood, and David Bowie. Start at the Schwules ("Gay") Museum and walk past the street art on Bülowstr on the way to Nollendorfplatz station with its rainbow motif neon lighting. See the Memorial to the Nazi persecution of Homosexuals and take a walk around Motzstrasse, as you explore the facades of iconic bars and clubs, like the Eldorado and Connections or The Bull. The tour finishes at the square of Viktoria Luise Platz and Fuggerstrasse - the location of the annual Folsom party - ending at the historic Wittenbergplatz station; a fitting conclusion to a feature-filled hour.
Learn more about our booking tours for your corporate group HERE.
Did you know St. Patrick’s Day dates back to the 17th century as a religious feast day that commemorates the death of St. Patrick in the fifth century? More than just a day to enjoy pints of Guinness and a vibrant Saint Patrick's Day parade, these three virtual tours will shed more light on Ireland’s culture and traditions, and leave you utterly charmed by them.
Downtown Dublin at Dusk
A city that's steeped in history and culture and famous for its craic (good fun), there's no better time to explore the city of Dublin than ahead of Saint Patrick's Day. A city that comes alive at dusk, feel its vibrant energy, from lively Irish music, the buzz from the pub and street performers through our 60-minute journey around the Irish capital where you’ll go past the Temple Bar district, the club where U2 was discovered and the Old Irish Parliament in College Green, the world’s first purpose-built parliament.
Galway - The City of Tribes
Time it such that you take a tour of Galway over the three-day celebration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! If you don’t though, this online visit to the cultural heart of Ireland reveals Galway’s vibrant streets, festivals and authentic food scene. On this 60-minute stroll, you’ll go past attractions like Lynch's Castle, hear about Galway's famous moniker "City of the Tribes" and find out the origin of the first Claddagh Ring in 1689. As a bonus, you'll also learn a little Gaelic along the way!
St. Patrick's Day Tour of Dublin
Join this online tour of Dublin where you’ll visit the two precise locations where the venerable St Patrick baptized the pagan Irish. Starting at the Gardens of Remembrance in Parnell Square (also the traditional starting point of the St Patrick's Day parade) the tour will conclude at St Patrick's Cathedral in Nicholas Street while covering all the main sights along the traditional parade itinerary. At the end of the tour you’ll also have a definitive answer to the question of if St Patrick was Welsh, or a Scot?
Explore all of our Ireland tours.
March is a month we celebrate Women’s History Month as an acknowledgment of the significant impact women have had on our culture, history, and society. A celebration that is not just about giving kudos but inspiring future generations of women to continue breaking barriers and make a positive impact in the world. These three online experiences will give you a deeper insight into artist Frida Kahlo, author Agatha Christie and former first lady of Argentina, Evita Peron, and her role in Peronism.
Frida Kahlo: Explore Her Life In The Coyoacan Neighborhood
Get acquainted with the life and art of the famous Mexican painter, Frida Kalo who lived with her husband Diego Rivera in the Coyoacan neighborhood of Mexico City. Fans of the artist, known for her self-portraits, can now virtually visit the district primarily known for Casa Azul ("Blue House") where she was born, and see the studio where the husband-wife duo worked out of and several other attractions connected to her, and her work.
Agatha Christie's London
For fans of author Agatha Christie there's no place like London to learn about the places where the prolific author lived and worked. This information-rich live presentation style tour will detail her life in chronological order, and talk about the places that inspired some of her most famous works like The Mousetrap (London’s longest-running stage play) and her best-loved characters like the quirky detective Hercule Poirot. It’ll also “visit” some Art Deco buildings used as filming locations and a look at where you can find Agatha’s legacy in London today.
Beyond Evita: Peronism & Politics in Argentina Tour
Known for her humanitarian work and advocacy for women's rights, former Argentinian first lady Evita Peron is also remembered for her charismatic public speeches and influence on Peronism, a populist movement that shaped all spheres of Argentine culture and life. Join this in-depth presentation to learn about Peronism and her role within the movement as you visit her museum and Recoleta Cemetery where she is buried.
Keep the holiday spirit alive this month as you join in the fun and revelry around celebrations focused on the beginning of Catholic lent (Carnival), a celebration of feasting (Mardi Gras translates as Fat Tuesday) and love (Valentine’s Day). Join us and soak up all the fun and festivities!
The lively city of New Orleans is especially vibrant in the month of February in the run-up to all the festivities around the highly anticipated Mardi Gras Parade, typically taking place at the end of the month. Learn more about the city’s history, architecture, and cuisine on this tour around the French Quarter where you’ll sneak a peek into some of the beautiful Creole courtyards and walk past some familiar movie locations. Other sights include Jackson Square, Café du Monde, Bourbon Street and Pirate’s Alley so you get a real feel of the New Orleans “magic”.
Walking Tour of the Eiffel Tower
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was once yellow and its radical design so disliked by 300 prominent Parisian artists and intellectuals that they took out a manifesto in the Le Temps newspaper on Valentine’s Day in 1887? For a novel Valentine’s Day “date”, join in on this lively tour with our expert tour guide who will unveil all her secrets while you get a personal close-up view of the Iron Lady and feel like you’re right there in the City of Love.
If you’ve always dreamed of attending the famous Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, now you can with our local Brazil guide who’ll share all about how the celebration started in Brazil in 1723 and its evolution into the “biggest show on earth”. Be immersed in the colors, music, and energy, via beautifully filmed videos of this spectacular event celebrating the beginning of Catholic Lent involving more than two million people on the streets every day during the five-day celebration.
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