TourScanner™ Launch

Lisbon, Portugal, February 15, 2018 --( TourScanner aims to be the first access point to the entire catalogue of Tours & Activities available Worldwide.

TourScanner, the first meta-search engine* specializing in tours and travel activities, announces the immediate launch of its consumer service online.

TourScanner provides travelers with an advanced one-stop solution to search and compare tours and activities by aggregating offers from all the largest online marketplaces, and making them easily accessible on a single platform. No other engine can provide the speed, choice and dynamic results for today’s travelers.

The Tours & Travel sector was valued at US$147billion in 2017** and is growing 9% a year***. Meta-search has revolutionized the Flights and Accommodation sectors (e.g SkyScanner and Trivago) but until TourScanner Tours search has not benefited. Travelers spend days and visit dozens of websites researching Tours before they arrive, TourScanner will disrupt this saving them significant time and money.

TourScanner has partnered with multiple leading Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) such as Viator, Tiqets or Headout amassing over 150,000 tours and activities on its platform. More OTAs will be added especially in Asia and Australia to address the huge demand.

“Travelers can rely on TourScanner to find any tours in any cities with the best deals in minutes,” said CEO Simone Semprini.

38 websites, 45 days**** to plan your trips, and no meta search engines for tours.

“We provide a platform where travelers can search all the tours and travel activities available on the Web, so they don’t waste time searching or miss any good deals,” said Simone Semprini, CEO of TourScanner. “Before TourScanner, travelers had to trawl through many websites to find their ideal tours. It was time-consuming and difficult to compare offers. But TourScanner is an instant single-source of best aggregated deals at your vacation destination.”

“Our vision is to become the Skyscanner or Trivago of tours and travel activities.” Mr. Semprini added.

With the goal of helping travelers to search and book tours online, TourScanner aims at bringing the following benefits:

-A large catalog of tours and activities aggregated from over 20 booking sites
-Product and price transparency
-Saving of time and money from googling or missing out on interesting offers
-Discovering new things to do

About TourScanner: TourScanner is an international travel startup based in Lisbon, Portugal. TourScanner started the first meta-search engine for tours and travel activities. In December 2017, the company was voted the most promising startup in the “Discoveries 2017 Edition”, an accelerator program organized by Fábrica de Startups in Lisbon, among 14 other finalists from all over the world.

* A metasearch engine is a search tool that uses another search engine's data to produce its own results from the Internet. Metasearch engines take input from a user and simultaneously send out queries to third party search engines for results.
** Phocuswright
*** Phocuswright
*** Expedia
Guillaume Picard