What is the PRO plan and how to access?

What is the PRO plan and how to access?

What does the PRO plan consist of?

Undoubtedly, the PRO plan is the professional leap taken by the best profiles on GuruWalk.

At the moment we are no longer accepting spontaneous applications to our PRO Plan.
One of our Team members will get in touch with the gurus that comply with the specific requirements needed to be part of the PRO Plan; these requirements may depend on the destination, the specific season and other factors that we take into account. 

Perhaps one of the most practical advantages is that as a PRO, you won't have the limitation of 5 travelers per time slot. Additionally, you'll be able to advise and create more tours (always according to demand and the quality required by the platform), as well as more time slots (also based on the aforementioned criteria).

Undoubtedly, the greatest advantage of the PRO plan is that, in addition to taking advantage of GuruWalk's good organic positioning as a Hobby, with the PRO label, you also benefit from our powerful marketing campaigns. Thus, if a traveler outside of GuruWalk is looking for a free tour somewhere in the world, there is a high probability that they will end up booking through us. These campaigns only redirect to PRO tours.

Furthermore, by having the PRO label, you convey more trust to travelers, who usually prefer verified tours, marked with this distinction.

On the other hand, as you may have seen, PRO tours always occupy the main positions on the page, by language. For example, if there are 5 providers in Spanish in your destination and you are the only PRO, you will always be first. If there are several providers with the PRO badge, the position of your tour will depend on various factors such as the quality of your tour, not having no-shows (or in other words, not leaving your travelers stranded), having a low cancellation rate, conducting the tour even without reaching the minimum number of attendees, etc.

You can find more information about the ordering of tours in this link

For all these reasons, up to 98% of bookings are always received by PRO guides.

Additionally, you will have the support of your account manager to help you optimize your profile and strategically improve it.

Remember that for any daily operational questions, you always have the Help Center at your disposal, which will allow you to resolve any doubts much more quickly.

How much does the PRO plan cost? How does it work?

The PRO plan operates on credits, where 1 credit = 1 traveler. The price of the credit varies by destination. At GuruWalk, the average price per credit ranges from *€2 to €2.5. There are no additional payments or monthly fees.
*These prices may vary according to the needs of ad bidding.
You can purchase packages of 50, 100, and 200 credits.
Credit packages work just like a prepaid card. If you use, you spend. If you don't use, you don't. This means that if you conduct a tour and 10 people attend, 10 credits are deducted from your account. If you don't conduct a tour the next day, you don't consume credits.
Cancellations by travelers or travelers who *do not show up for the tour do not consume credits. Justified cancellations also do not consume credits. Check this link for cancellations considered justified.
* Keep in mind that it is only considered a no-show when the traveler who booked does not attend the tour. Those who do show up but do not complete the tour count as attendees and therefore consume credits.
You have 72 hours to confirm the attendance (or non-attendance) of the travelers on your tour. After this time, adjustments are made to your account (credits are added or deducted accordingly).
Credits do not expire. It is not necessary to close your account if you will not be using it for a while. They are non-refundable, so it's best to use them when you become available again.
Credits can be used by different users within the same GuruWalk account, but they are NOT transferable between different GuruWalk accounts.
If you are part of the European Union, you may benefit from special discounts on the PRO plan if you have a VAT registered in the VIES. It's a simple and free process. You can find more information at this link.
You can see a summary of the PRO plan benefits in the image below:

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