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In this episode, we delve into the world of entrepreneurship in the tour guide industry in Japan. Our guest (Nicki) shares her unique journey of starting and running a successful business, dealing with seasonal challenges, nurturing a multilingual team, and prioritizing sustainability. She offers valuable insights on learning from mistakes, the importance of customer service, and the role of continuous learning and networking in business growth. You can tune in for an inspiring conversation filled with practical advice and key takeaways for both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.
Today, we have a very special guest joining us from halfway around the world, in the heart of one of the most vibrant and iconic cities. Let me introduce you to Nicki, the dynamic founder of Tokio Tours.
Born out of a deep-rooted passion for the city and its multifaceted culture, Tokio Tours was conceived by Nicki with a clear vision – to help visitors experience Tokyo, Japan like never before. This isn’t your usual travel agency. Tokio Tours is a unique blend of Nicki’s entrepreneurial spirit, her deep understanding of Tokyo, and a commitment to sharing authentic, unforgettable experiences.
Tokio Tours offers a wide range of personalized tours that go beyond the surface, diving into the rich history, arts, cuisine, and day-to-day life of Tokyo. Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, or someone just looking to explore the city’s hidden gems, Nicki and her team at Tokio Tours have got you covered.
Nicki’s vision and her dedication to showcasing the true essence of Tokyo has transformed Tokio Tours into a trusted name for bespoke travel experiences in the city. Today, we’re excited to have her with us to share her journey, insights, and some incredible stories from her life in Tokyo.
In this insightful discussion, Nicki shared her journey of starting and growing a successful tour guide business in Japan. She emphasized the importance of starting small, learning on the job, and gradually expanding as confidence and knowledge increase. She also highlighted the challenges of seasonal business and the need for creative solutions to keep staff engaged during off-peak periods.