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Firebird Tours

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Firebird Tours
Tour operator
ISIN🆔
IndustryTourism
Founded 📆2014 in New York City, USA
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Florida, USA & Lithuania, EU
Area served 🗺️
United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Mexico, Latin America
Products 📟 Private and small group tours to Europe
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.firebirdtours.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Firebird Tours LLC is a US-based tour operator that specializes in private and small group tours to Europe. It is a Better Business Bureau (BBB) verified company[1] and an active trade member of the European Tourism Association (ETOA)[2]. The tour operator is a certified seller of travel in California (certified by Xavier Becerra) as well as in Florida (certified by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services). The company organizes tours in over 25 countries and is a registered trademark.

History[edit]

Firebird Tours is a strategic partner of Travel All Russia LLC (US-based DMC for Russia), which emerged as a separate brand in 2014 to extend operations to numerous European destinations. The founder of Firebird Tours is Viacheslav Shirokov. The company has several offices globally, including the US, Australia, Lithuania, and Malta.

Currently, Firebird Tours primarily operates in Norway[3], Finland[4], Sweden[5], Denmark[6], Spain[7], Italy[8], Russia[9]. Other service areas include the Baltics[10], Benelux[11], Caucasus[12], Switzerland[13], Czech Republic[14], Hungary[15], Austria[16], Morocco[17], and more.

In 2019, Firebird Tours expanded the destination map to include Turkey[18], Greece[19], South Africa[20], as well as countries in the Middle East[21] and Asia[22], including but not limited to Japan, South Korea, Thailand.

Today[edit]

Firebird Tours is a full-service travel company that accommodates marketing, sales, development, and logistics. It provides information on the destinations, as well as travel itineraries, and guidance throughout all stages of planning and traveling.

The tour operator also collaborates with professionals of various domains to organize theme-related tours. Examples include Theater Tours in collaboration with WFMT[23] Radio and Maggie Clennon Reberg, as well as Modernist Architecture Tours [24] curated by George Smart, the founder of USModernist®[25].

In 2018, Firebird Tour launched Triptile[26], a tour building tool providing access to travel supply all over Europe. The platform allows travel agents and independent travelers to build routes and create itineraries using an extensive range of possible transfers, hotels, and activities. Booking accommodation and other services is made available as well.

Awards[edit]

The company has been honored with a "Destination Specialist of the Year 2018" award by the Travel & Hospitality Association[27] and received three nominations in the tour operator category[28][29].

At the 12th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, in 2018, the company has received a bronze Stevie Award for Sales Growth Achievement of the Year[30]. It was also a finalist of The Travel Awards: Travel Agency of the Year in 2018[31]. In addition to that, Firebird Tours has a 5-star Trustpilot rating[32].

Media[edit]

Firebird Tours has received mentions in digital media, including the online magazine Travel+Leisure and its article "Strange Love? U.S. Tourists Flock to Russia in Record Numbers"[33]. Moreover, it appeared in the article "Things to do and see in Norway," published by itravelnet.com[34], as well as in the design magazines "Inspirationfeed"[35] and "DeMilked"[36]. Firebird Tours was also recommended by the "Business Traveler USA"[37] magazine. The collaboration with USModernist® for the Modernist Architecture Tours to Europe was covered in the printed edition of Vacations and Travel magazine[38] in Australia.

The tour operator was recognized by travel bloggers, including Girly Blogger[39] and the Two Monkeys Travel Group[40]. It also appeared in articles by London Loves Business[41], News Blaze[42], Bit Rebels[43], Feeds Portal[44], Breaking Travel News[45], The Green Prophet[46].

Firebird Tours has been sponsoring a Curious Traveler TV show[47], which airs on PBS. It is also a trusted partner of numerous local companies and event organizers; some notable examples include the Finnish Opera Festival "Savonlinna"[48] and the Russian National Dance Show "Kostroma" - events both favored by national media.

References[edit]

  1. "Firebird Tours | Better Business Bureau® Profile".
  2. "Member search : ETOA – European tourism association | 1,200+ members".
  3. "Norway".
  4. "Finland".
  5. "Sweden".
  6. "Denmark".
  7. "Spain".
  8. "Italy".
  9. "Russia".
  10. "The Baltics".
  11. "Belgium & Netherlands".
  12. "Caucasus".
  13. "Switzerland".
  14. "Czechia".
  15. "Hungary".
  16. "Austria".
  17. "Morocco".
  18. "Turkey".
  19. "Greece".
  20. "South Africa".
  21. "Middle East".
  22. "Asia".
  23. "WFMT | Chicago's Classical & Folk Music Radio Streaming Online".
  24. "USModernist".
  25. "USModernist".
  26. https://triptile.com/
  27. https://www.firebirdtours.com/blog/travel-hospitality-award-winner
  28. https://www.firebirdtours.com/blog/travvy-awards-nominee
  29. https://www.travvyawards.com/
  30. http://blog.stevieawards.com/blog/travel-firm-helps-customers-explore-europe-in-style-on-a-budget
  31. https://www.travelweekly.com.au/article/attn-check-out-the-full-australian-travel-awards-shortlist/
  32. https://www.trustpilot.com/review/firebirdtours.com
  33. https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/travel-trends/american-tourism-russia-surge-travel-trends
  34. http://www.itravelnet.com/travel-blog/things-to-do-and-see-in-norway/
  35. https://inspirationfeed.com/why-seniors-need-to-travel/
  36. https://www.demilked.com/how-to-explore-norway-in-a-new-way/
  37. https://www.businesstravelerusa.com/business-traveler-usa-story/heading-to-moscow-or-saint-petersburg-try-these-smart-tours
  38. https://www.vacationstravel.com/
  39. http://www.girlyblogger.com/travel/top-5-destinations-southern-spain/
  40. https://twomonkeystravelgroup.com/best-spanish-cities-for-siesta/
  41. https://londonlovesbusiness.com/france-wine-lovers-destinations/
  42. https://newsblaze.com/usnews/travel/how-to-travel-in-style_134163/
  43. https://bitrebels.com/lifestyle/europe-train-itinerary/
  44. https://feedsportal.com/the-most-gorgeous-destinations-in-the-world-you-must-visit-during-your-lifetime/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=a49189f83e23793c30b818a3de1c5b98787e5c85-1589358717-0-AQlfdgVZ3cJR1MfM2ybRh3DHT71yM8Wn9e9xmBI7SnT3rTWahcKsqs0ANkh7fgT4tgjJD5mfszGFCBGUHiseHZ5LA5TLG9aOo9N20U-56u1E5nEQGvT3DV5nx9GV_TQbN9g064kQ0mmqJcLkGQ1CxwZcjo9GcepUxPWsANDJNz98WnIt-emrIqd8kaahZ2BXEm_4eGBwpqjrNCKzNX6yU6PCO4xADam50AlEqLi84U_CwNcrHYK0pfoJygqxUL6O7ASLdN4xfDCIofXmi5JtjH78tbfQxXSiNRgmPi82rZjHUjPLn_AXx3mXkbQiQfiM2NP7C3Y1UreW66y9SxwQbWD04LGY_PQ8VQP2DlMfqF1lmPH96S_9oKU7yKwoEm4snQ
  45. https://www.breakingtravelnews.com/focus/article/5-most-exciting-things-to-do-in-france/
  46. "Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europe". 9 April 2019.
  47. "Curious Traveler | PBS".
  48. "Travel with WFMT - 98.7WFMT".

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