In order to answer this question, I need to explain how I work. I can define SlowDays as an aggregator of experiences. My work over the last few years has been researching work. I have created and continuously update a very large archive of suppliers, cataloged according to their type, size, and experiences that we have agreed upon together.
For each tour I propose, there are many possible combinations. I choose them on the basis of several parameters: the client’s request, the supplier’s availability, the logistics of the tour, the time of the year, and other variables (which are that something extra that I won’t reveal to you). Certainly, the price variable is not the most important one!
When you ask me for a tour, what happens? Based on the parameters I described before, I choose the suppliers that can be involved in this occasion. For some, I have to ask for availability, while for others (most, I don’t).
After the quote and your confirmation, I check all the availabilities and define in detail the details of your tour. And only then can I describe the details of everything to you.
I can’t, and frankly, I don’t want to, organize everything in detail before I even have your confirmation. It would be too much work and it would have an impact on prices that I don’t think it’s fair to charge the clients who choose to travel with me.
I worked years to build this network of suppliers and design the experiences I offer. To this day, it’s still my core business. I offer packages at any time of the year and for any number of people.
Do you think it’s an odd way to work? Maybe it is, but it’s ours and it’s the only one we feel like pursuing right now. The alternative would be to offer experiences that are all a bit the same, in the wineries where everyone goes with guided tours with a stopwatch…and then I would be going against our dream and our brand!