Why use Booqify?
Booqify is an innovative, sophisticated platform that is changing the world of travelers and puts the professional tour guides at the center, giving you quality, reliability and transparency without you having to pay for it!
At booqify.com we give professional tour guides a competitive edge in the world of modern tourism which also benefits the traveler.
Booqify is founded and run by tour guides, in every destination there is or will be a tour guide managing daily Booqify tours together with a selected group of “Booqify Guides”. Booqify stands for quality, reliability, transparency and excellent value for money.
Whether you are just looking for a guided day tour or a full week safari, use the service and knowledge of a professional and independent tour guide.
So what’s new, why Booqify?
The tourism industry is not very innovative and the commission system made it pretty corrupt. The result is that you, the traveler, can easily be suffering twice, in both monetary terms and with lack of quality. Too many tour operators try to sell you everything with a low price guarantee, hotel concierges can take exorbitant fees while the person with the most influence on your holiday, your tour guide, is at the bottom of priorities often receiving minimum wage or less.
Independent tour guides not only know the area they are guiding in but also know the local tour operators, hotels, restaurants etc. So why not start with selecting a tour guide that best matches with you, who can customize which itineraries suits you best and let him/her suggest a tour operator if you need one.
Why use Booqify?
BOOQIFY QUALIFIED TOURS
Booqify tours are managed by a destination manager (a local tour guide), who is selected by Booqify. In every destination there is or will be a destination manager with a selected group of “Booqify Tour Guides”. They have proven themselves with the qualities we cherish at Booqify. Booqify Tours are guaranteed by Booqify on quality and professionalism.
You can recognize a Booqify Qualified Tour with the logo
GUIDEMATCH & CUSTOMIZED OFFERS
You write what you wish and your request will be forwarded to relevant tour guides who will respond with their advice and offers.
TOUR GUIDE SEARCH
Use our filters to do your own search and get in direct contact with tour guides by email.
RESERVE YOUR HOTEL AND TICKETS
As mentioned before, the tourism world is full of commission for professionals, not accessible for consumers. We are not against it, we just want transparency, so you get the best offer based on quality. So if a tour guide suggest a hotel he will also send you one or more links to book it which entitles him to a commission.
Every guide on Booqify has his own Travel Shop, with big names like, Expedia, Booking.com, rentalcars.com etc. and you can really show your appreciation for a guide by booking your hotel, car, restaurant, museum tickets etc. via the Travel Shop of your favorite tour guide.
You pay the same as booking direct on any of these site but now you can enjoy the art of giving.
booqify.com is founded by Menno de Vries. Menno has over 20 years of experience in using and applying internet technology and offering outstanding and easy to use online application to specifically small business owners.
In 1996 Menno started his first internet company serving both SMB and international companies like Eurolines, Eurostar and ING. In the beginning of that same year he launched Hollands first online restaurant guide which became the largest one in the Netherlands when commercial internet soared in the 00s. This company, Dinnersite.nl, was sold to RTL Ventures and ended up in the hands of Tripadvisor.
It’s exciting here at booqify, inspiring even. Helping leisure and business travelers, whatever their budgets, easily discover, book, and enjoy the world’s best itineraries and accommodations to stay.
When the concept of “cashback” arrived Menno envisioned the potential of using social media engagement for the benefit of society. The result was SponsorKliks, which became the largest non-profit platform, used by thousands of schools, scouting groups, churches and sports clubs for extra income.
Willem Sterneberg, Global Sales Manager
Willem grew up in Holland. Had a career as an actor. His spiritual search landed him in the USA, while he always thought that he would end up as a Zen monk in Japan. God does move in mysterious ways. In America he became a successful real estate agent and gotten involved in a respectful MLM (Multi level marketing) company, where he reached high levels of success. The USA developed his business side, while in Europe his creative mind was created. Together they are the perfect set up for a company as Booqify.
Originally from Hungary, Eva encourages her tourists to have conversations with local people, and to be open to absorb the complexities of this vibrant and history rich country.
Originally from Argentina, Efrat’s goal is to give her tourists the opportunity to find their own connection to this land.
Jose Gomez, City Manager Dubai, UAE
Residing in Dubai since 10 years.
Alessia Aquilanti, City Manager Rome, Italy
An Archaeologist, Wine-taster and Food-lover
Gihan Perera, City Manager Colombo, Sri Lanka
A former banker turned into a qualified tour guide.
Moustafa Sanad, City Manager Cairo, Egypt
Tour guide and Egyptologist
Bajey, City Manager Kathmandu, Nepal
Trekking guide and tour operator in the Himalayas
Htay Win, City Manager Yangcon, Myanmar
Graduated from university with a degree in Psychology, Htay works in the tourism industry as a tour guide for many years in Myanmar.
Originally from France, Patrick is eager for you to discover how rich and diverse the history and present day culture of Israel is.
Originally from Canada. Ronni has been a professional travel guide since 2003. She started her guiding career in Canada and migrated her work to Israel during the ‘winter’ months – that is, if you can call Israeli winters really ‘winter’. So in fact, she works in both countries. I like the diversity and if you like diversity in ideas and people, than I maybe the guide for you.
Originally from Belgium, Patrick has a passion for archaeology, history, religions, Zionism, nature and geology. He likes and encourages interactions between locals and you.