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ABOUT US

Our History

Travel4Experiences results from the sum of the strong relational dimension, authenticity, skills and ambitions of your most important and valuable asset, people.

We are a small company that maintains a deep contact with Portuguese history and culture, and seeks to share them by offering active and authentic experiences in the territory. We begin by establishing contacts throughout the country, local people, small businesses, Guest Houses, municipalities, and content specialists to map and develop experiences that are unique and immersive, that lead us to meet the traditions of a simple soul people and thousands of years of history.

We stand out from the others for challenging the traditional models of tourism. Through creativity, innovation, trust and sustainability, we seek to be a reference in Portugal and at the level of Experiential Tourism, a tourism that respects the territory, the people, and the tourist, contributing in a sustainable way to the development of the territory, and respecting the needs, dreams and desires of each traveler.

Invest in something bigger and longer – the contact with the local people, the territory, and experiences that will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

Why Travel4Experiences?

Because we firmly believe that the ultimate end of a journey or experience is always an encounter with the other and with ourselves. We strive to make this encounter a journey with a face, in a markedly relational way, where we try to impress creativity, rigor and simplicity.

We believe that the historical, social and cultural wealth of a simple people but of immense soul as the Portuguese is a unique opportunity in life.

We seek to magnifies the one that comes and the one that welcomes it, valuing the human dimension and the economic, social and ecological sustainability of the populations.

What We Do?

We work with the local entities to identify and develop a whole range of incredible experiences, where everything is designed to enable you to immerse yourself more authentically in the Portuguese way of life and its culture, respecting your pace, desires and needs.

We have over 150 truly transformative experiences throughout Portugal that we combine to create the perfect tour for you! A service carefully designed to meet all your needs and exceed all your expectations.

You can count on our deep knowledge of the territory, our guides and local hosts, our connections with content and university experts to offer you the experiences of a lifetime.

COME ON A JOURNAY THROUGH EXPERIENCES WITH TRAVEL4EXPERIENCES.

Individual Project - Internationalization

Project Description: Provide custom and experiential tours for mature tourists in the PNP region.
Project Code: NORTH-02-0752-FEDER-024921
Main goal: Strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs
Region of Intervention: North, Porto
Beneficiary: TRADIÇÕES D’OUTRORA LDA *
Approval date: July 6th, 2017
Start date: October 1st, 2017
Date of the conclusion: September 30th, 2020
Total eligible cost: 155,365.00 Euros
European Union financial support: 69,914.25 Euros (ERDF)

Objectives, activities and expected / achieved results:

Tradições D’Outrora, hereinafter referred to as TdO, is a spin-off company of PORTGALL – Experiential Tourism. TdO proposes to offer the opportunity to Travel Through Experiences, that is, travel through unique and differentiated tourist experiences, customizable to the taste of each client.

We address mature travelers who enjoy cultural and human-scale immersive tourism, residing in strategic markets such as Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Brazil, marketing our services through B2C (via Web and App Mobile), and the B2B channel (via travel agencies).

As part of this project we have as strategic objectives to attract 1,650 tourists (2021), which will result in a sales volume of approximately 1.3 million euros. These sales will occur through themes such as senior tourism, rural tourism and wellness tourism, with sales expected to reach 300,000 Euros in Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Spain and 100,000 Euros in the Brazilian market.

In order to achieve the above objectives, the promoter intends to develop actions framed in the following typologies:

  • International brand development and promotion;
  • Web presence through the digital economy;
  • Prospecting and presence in international markets;
  • Introduction of a new method of organization in business practices or external relations: two qualified technicians are expected to be hired.

The result to be achieved under the project under consideration is: Value of exports in turnover: 100%.

Qualified And Creative Entrepreneurship

Project Designation: Provide customizable and customizable experiential tours for mature tourists in the PNP region.
Project Code: NORTH-02-0651-FEDER-019523
Main goal: Strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs
Region of Intervention: North, Porto
Beneficiary: TRADIÇÕES D’OUTRORA, LDA
Approval date: September 27th, 2017
Start date: December 11th, 2017
Date of the conclusion: December 10th, 2019
Total eligible cost: 158,697.80 Euros
European Union financial support: 111,088.46 Euros (ERDF)

Objectives, activities and expected / achieved results:

Globally, the tourism sector has experienced sustained growth over the years. Between 2005 and 2014 the number of international tourists increased from 528 million to 1.2 billion (+ 114%), and by 2030 it is expected to reach 1.8 billion. It should be noted that Europe is the largest recipient / emitter of international tourists.

At national level, based on the data series provided by Tur. Portugal, between 2004 and 2015, we can see that the volume of guests in national territory increased by 60%, and if we consider only international, this figure amounts to 77%. In the same period, the number of overnight stays grew by 43.3%, while those of foreigners grew by 50%.

In PNP we can see that there was a higher positive evolution of guests (+ 87%) and overnight stays (+ 84%). This growth momentum is even more pronounced when analyzing only international tourist data – guests (+ 139%) and overnight stays (+ 141%).

We can also analyze the dynamics of these indicators in PNP in strategic markets:

  • Germany: + 131% guests, + 130% stays
  • United Kingdom: + 68% guests, + 51% stays
  • France: + 223% guests, + 270% stays
  • Spain: + 101% guests, + 107% stays
  • Brazil: + 385% guests, + 396% stays

These data show how the present project fits into a sector with strong regional and global growth dynamics.

When targeting mature tourists, over 55 years old, it is important for TdO to also analyze the specific tourist dynamics of this group. According to the document “Tourism MegaTrends: 10 things you need to know about the future of tourism”, one of the trends that will most influence tourism dynamics in the coming decades is the growth of the senior tourism market. In fact, between 1950 and 2013, the weight of the population over 60 years of age worldwide increased from 8% to 12%. By 2050 this ratio is expected to reach 21%. For its part, the next generations of seniors will have greater: life expectancy; health and welfare concerns; more free time and dispose of more income. The seniors will also be more: active in their travels; demanding in the search for personalized services; enthusiasts of conducting adventure tourism. For their part, these tourists are becoming keen on using the internet for information and decision making in choosing the tourist destination.

The concern with knowledge leads TdO to establish partnerships with scientific institutions such as the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, several PhDs from this university, IDAFG, THE, Waterlily and Green Stays. The goal is to expand this knowledge network so that we integrate a higher level of scientific knowledge into our services, making them more competitive, both for the quality of its content, its suitability for the target audience, and for the service, attention and support to the client.

The results to be achieved under this project are:

  1. Indicator I1 – Gross Value Added – GVA (post-project values): 277,396.84 Euros;
  2. Indicator I2 – Qualified Employment Creation – CEQ (post-project values): 4 Jobs;
  3. Indicator I3 – Business Volume (post-project values): 1,233,916.61 Euros.