And it’s not just adventure travel. With the explosion of foodie events there are an ever- growing set of opportunities to experience the local cuisine and wine of the area whether as a group or on a private journey. Go behind the scenes of the top museums in Europe with guided tours from art history PhDs who provide access and insights on the very best art in the world. See Sicily, Norway, or Scotland through the eyes of the very best local boutique tour operators who provide truly off-the-beaten track experiences and avoid the mass tourism mobs of the big cities.
We also know the best resorts in the world if you want to dig your toes in the sand. Fly to private islands to your separate cabana; scuba off a luxury spa ship that allows your non-diving spouse or partner to relax the day away; or take a small ship cruise in the Indonesian archipelago with only 200 fellow passengers to islands the giant ships could never visit.
With so many options, how does one narrow down the choices? DragonSlayer is a powerful app and platform that utilizes the very latest technology to help you not only understand how *you* like to travel but learns about your interests in order to help you come up with a short list (bucket list!). Netflix makes recommendations for movies you may like, we make smart recommendations for travel experiences you may like.
I had a great experience with a tour operator. Why don’t I simply use them for future travel?
Most likely they are one of our partners and we love them too. But just as you wouldn’t use an expert fishing guide as a museum guide, tour operators also have specialties. DragonSlayer recommends the local experts wherever possible. Often, it is an in- country boutique tour operator who has unparalleled local knowledge. We have many of those in our system as well. Also, we will take care of every aspect of your travel experience including the tour but also air, transfers, additional days before or after the tour, hotels, restaurant recommendations, and activities.
Why do I need DragonSlayer, I have a travel agent?
No doubt a good travel agent is an asset. But with the explosion of luxury travel options, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the new experiences that are coming on-line: New cruise ships, new tour operators, new boutique providers, new itineraries, new local restaurants, and new local events. In the world of luxe travel, DragonSlayer has the most unique luxury tours, cruises, and experiences in our database, over 13,000 and more added every week. No other travel agency has access to a larger set of curated experiences and trips than we do. Nor will other travel agents have access to the vast number of boutique local tour operators. Only our invitation-only clients have access.
Try us out on your next trip planning cycle. Use our smart analytics in the app to help find personalized unique and inspired trip ideas. Or, if you simply need help with hotels, restaurant recommendations, day trips, or flights you may simply contact our Travel Concierges and see how much we’ve simplified travel. In fact, we are always looking for the best travel agents out there, perhaps yours would like to join the DragonSlayer team, we would be happy to discuss the opportunity with them.
What makes DragonSlayer different from tour operators such as Abercrombie & Kent or Tauck?
A&K and Tauck are DragonSlayer partners just like scores of other tour operators, activity providers, charter companies, villa consolidators, yacht charters, and local boutique tour operators. We are an aggregator of travel experience providers.
How much does DragonSlayer cost?
The DragonSlayer app and associated services are free.
How does the Tips tab in the app work?
Simple. If you had a great experience, feel free to post on the Tips tab and please Include photos (you can upload them directly from your phone). If you are looking for tips from fellow travelers about a particular place, you search the Tips sight for insights or ask the community for their recommendations.
Is DragonSlayer for travel only?
Let’s face it, when we are at home, keeping up with new restaurant openings, shows, concerts, festivals is a complex task. Many of us find ourselves on Friday afternoon asking, “what’s there to do tonight or this weekend?” DragonSlayer provides curated recommendations whether it’s that hot new restaurant or shows that you might like. We cut through the noise of the internet to find things to do for our discerning clients. We also keep an eye on the future and provide heads-up on ticket availability for in-demand future events such as Elton John Farewell Tour or Hamilton.
And when you are taking that weekend getaway DragonSlayer helps guide you with restaurant, hotel, and activity recommendations. Whether it’s a ½ day hike or a fun city tour by a local guide our concierges can help when you travel abroad and when you are in a US city. And of course we can book any and all reservations and flights if you’d like.
How can I download the App?
DragonSlayer is an invitation-only app. Once you receive a text message or an email invitation from a DragonSlayer user or from DragonSlayer itself you will be prompted to download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Of course we also have a web app for use on your laptop.
How can I invite a friend or family member to join DragonSlayer?
We are invitation only and will provide you with a number of invitations as we manage our growth. You will simply send that person a text or email that invites them to join. We ask only that those you invite share your discerning approach to travel and lifestyle.
Can I use DragonSlayer for business travel?
Absolutely. You have the option to have a separate business profile that allows us to curate special travel requests when you are on a business trip. Let us know when/where you are traveling and we will set you up with a hotel that caters to your personal preferences, not simply corporate chain hotels. We can help identify preferred restaurants and other activities that reflect your personal tastes. DragonSlayer learns your preferences and matches you with establishments that will make your trip a bespoke experience. And don’t forget, if your spouse joins you for an extended weekend, we will make smart recommendations and coordinate all the details.
What is your philosophy of travel?
We believe that travel is to be personalized and inspirational delivered by knowledgeable experts whether they are our Travel Concierge or your local guides. The world is a big place, welcome to the DragonSlayer life!