Luxury tour operator TCS World Travel has announced a new partnership with Heritage Consulting, a genealogy research firm. This partnership will allow TCS to create bespoke legacy journeys that take a more personalised, in-depth approach than simple DNA-based travel.
TCS World Travel’s Heritage Concierge, a dedicated trip-planning expert, will then use the research conducted by this genealogy team as inspiration for a fully-tailored itinerary filled with customised experiences designed to connect guests with their family tree, from meeting distant cousins in an ancestral village to following in a great-grandparent’s footsteps to the fields or factory where they worked.
“Curated legacy journey”
“With the growing interest from guests hoping to retrace their family roots through travel, we saw an opportunity to provide them with the most bespoke heritage travel experience possible—their own curated legacy journey,” said Shelley Cline, president of TCS World Travel.
“By partnering with a genealogy research service, our new heritage concierge can plan trips that go beyond the broad trends of DNA tests and provide incredibly meaningful experiences that connect couples and multi-generational families with their ancestors and roots.”
The accredited team of researchers at Heritage Consulting—one of the private genealogy groups with experts located in over 25 countries—will conduct in-depth genealogical exploration into the guests’ family history. This research will help inform the details of the guests’ personalised legacy journey.