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WHY G.LOCAL TOUR?

In the extreme south-eastern part of the Italian peninsula there’s the land of Salento: that’s where G.Local’s unique story started. It all began with our passion for travel and our will to combine a culture and nature-driven approach by building a team of local experts to guide you through Southern Italy and beyond. Ours is a family-owned business that meets the needs of the traveller - we are travellers too! - and takes care of your love for discovery, exploration and learning through quality experiences.


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EXPERIENCED

Whether you prefer tailor-made holiday packages or pre-packed ones, the varied experiences we design are more than authentic: they meet the principles of responsible travel, with a touch of exclusiveness.


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RESPONSIBLE & ACCESSIBLE

Other than responsible, G.Local is accessible, in conformity with Human Rights, ethics and democracy, because travelling is a self-discovery experience that everyone should be able to access. Our all-inclusiveness also means making our travel experiences accessible, that’s why we handpick our partners accordingly.

We specialise in accessibility to both Italian and international deaf people, offering free online video counseling in International Sign Language, as well as interpreting service and qualified guides. This segment is handled by Monica, who’s got deaf parents and will take care of your needs leading you professionally and enthusiastically.

We also offer expert advice on the accessibility theme to other tour operators who share these values and objectives, as we work to promote, qualify and keep tourism professionals updated in the fields of accessibility and sustainability, always fostering the community interactions to activate an accessibility chain in the tourism industry.


OUR TEAM

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Lidia Chiappalone Commercial Manager

I’m passionate about local history and culture and I’m a certified technical director for the travel & tourism industry in Puglia. I’m the commercial manager and marketing director of G.Local as well as creator of our tours and coordinator for the customer service.

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Monica Renna Commercial Consultant

I’m the commercial consultant of G.Local, specialised in the field of accessibility. I’m a native Italian Sign Language speaker and I project and coordinate the organisation, promotion and marketing of tours for the deaf community.

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Francesco chiappalone Marine biologist, local expert, environmental tour leader (qualified by AIGAE).

Local expert, environmental tour leader (qualified by AIGAE).


AWARDS

Nata ad Aprile 2017, G.LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR è una start up innovativa a vocazione sociale: un Tour Operator sostenibile, responsabile e accessibile.

PIN-Pugliesi Innovativi

Awarded by the Region of Puglia among the first winners of PIN-Pugliesi Innovativi for making our service offer accessible to the deaf community and wanting to become a point of reference for tourism organization and advice.

Impresa Turismo “Borghi e Cammini”

First place in the challenge announced by Invitalia and by Mibact in the Call Factory Impresa Turismo "Borghi e Cammini" for planning authentic local paths, activities that are sustainable and accessible to the deaf community in small villages.

Puglia Sociale IN 2017-2020

First classified challenge to social innovation Puglia Sociale IN 2017-2020 with project Puglia SignIN: constant training and support about the acceptance of Sign Language throughout the tourism supply chain: accommodation and tourism operators.


Vincitore PIN – Iniziativa promossa dalle Politiche Giovanili della Regione Puglia e ARTI e finanziata con risorse del FSE – PO Puglia 2014/2020 Azione 8.4 e del Fondo per lo Sviluppo e la Coesione