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G Adventures partners with Heygo to run a new series of live virtual Moroccan tours

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Tours designed to offer agents a new way to learn about destination highlights.

Always looking for new ways to educate and inspire its agent and traveller community, G Adventures has partnered with Heygo, a travel-specific livestreaming platform, to launch a new series of live tours in destinations around the world. Hosted by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer, the tours will take the virtual audience around iconic destinations, offering a local insider’s view and the opportunity to interact live. 

After the tour, participants will have the option to donate via the platform, with 60% of donations going to G Adventures’ non-profit partner, Planeterra, helping to support local communities around the world.

With the borders reopening to travellers from the UK this month, the live tours will kick off in Morocco with the G Adventures Morocco Roadtrip Series, running throughout February and March on Heygo.com. 

Virtual travellers and agents will join Chief Experience Officer, Mustapha, as he takes them on a live journey of some of Morocco’s most iconic locations. Starting with historic Aït Ben Haddou, Mustapha will take participants through the historic UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The series will also include a tour of Marrakech’s famous medina to source all the ingredients for Marrakech’s signature dish -  the Tajina Marrakechia, as well as the opportunity to explore the architectural wonders of the Bahia Palace.

Ant Stone, director of marketing at G Adventures says this new partnership provides a great opportunity for agents to upskill in a fun way and comes at a great time as more UK travellers look to Morocco for a closer-to-home holiday ahead of the summer. 

“Here at G Adventures, we’re always on the hunt for bright, like-minded businesses that love to offer new and engaging ways for our travellers, and agents, to meet and see the world. What could be better than learning about iconic destinations from the comfort of your home or desk, with access to a local guide who can answer all your questions and give the best insider tips? We see time and time again the value in our agents experiencing tours, and this new partnership with Heygo allows us to offer more agents the opportunity to virtually tour destination highlights, to really gain first-hand local expertise. Plus, with 60% of the tips going to Planeterra, we’re supporting our mission to change the world through travel - it’s just virtual travel on this occasion!

“With the borders reopening and over 30 departures on offer in April alone, Morocco was the obvious choice to kick off our tours. Mustapha is an incredible CEO, with a real passion for his country and we’re excited for him to share his in-depth knowledge with our agents and travellers,” Stone continues.

“Guides around the world share the places and subjects they love on Heygo, including many professionals looking to reach a global audience and earn money from tips,” said Heygo CEO, John Tertan

“G Adventures is known for their expert guides and wonderful tour programming, and we’re excited to bring their tours to viewers around the world. Whether you’re not able to travel, you want to check out a destination before going, or you want to revisit a favourite spot, Heygo and G Adventures can take you there, all while supporting a good cause,” Tertan concludes.

The G Adventures Morocco Roadtrip Series includes:

  • The G Adventures Morocco Roadtrip Series: Ait Ben Haddou - Kicking off the series, Mustapha will lead virtual travellers around the ancient mudbrick settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. Located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and a filming site for movie hits such as Game of Thrones and Gladiator, this tour will take place at dusk, treating the audience to a stunning sunset over the Moroccan landscape. Tour date: February 24th, 16.45 GMT 
  • The G Adventures Morocco Roadtrip Series: Marrakech Food Focus - Making Tanjia Marrakechia -  Calling all foodie lovers! There’s a reason Morccan tanjia is so famous, and this tour will take virtual travellers on a journey of the fragrant food stalls of Marrakech’s medina to pick out ingredients to make the signature dish. Tour date: March 3rd, 5PM GMT
  • The G Adventures Morocco Roadtrip Series: The Beautiful Bahia Palace - Closing the series in style, this tour will offer an insider peek into the stunning Bahia Palace and its 8,000sqm grounds. Packed with architectural gems, this tour will explain the history of the palace and show some of the most intricate and extravagant artistry. Tour date: March 8th, 3:30PM GMT
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