(L to R: Lynn Dunphy & John Dunphy, owners of Target Tours; Duncan Conrad, former owner of Duncan’s Island Tours)
Tour Operator Target Tours, based in Stratford, PE, recently introduced a new brand and a new acquisition leading the company to offer a wider breadth of PEI based touring product.
Target Tours began in 2009 as a bus tour company offering tours from the Maritimes to destinations in North America and Europe. It has since diversified and developed a very strong business providing Step-On Guides for inbound group tours to the Maritimes. Due to the high growth in this area of the company, Target Tours is rebranding its inbound business to “Target Tours Atlantic”.
“As we are growing we have been noticing a need to distinguish our inbound tour business from our outbound tour business. This side of the company is now ready to stand on its own as a separate product and that is why we are now introducing Target Tours Atlantic,” explains President John Dunphy.
In addition to this rebrand, Target Tours Atlantic is excited to announce the acquisition of Duncan’s Island Tours, the #1 rated PEI private tour company on Trip Advisor. This company offered customized flexible sightseeing tours of Prince Edward Island for small groups ranging in size from one to six people. They provide services for Island visitors and shore excursion options to cruise ships passengers.
Target Tours Atlantic is also introducing scheduled tours during cruise ship days using a new 15-passenger Ford Transit van. This will allow individuals or groups to enjoy a tour without renting an entire van to do it. All tours that are offered for the 2018 season will be featured on their website (www.targettoursatlantic.com) and can be booked directly there.
“Target Tours is well known for providing a top-quality tour product and has a professional reputation in the industry. I’m excited to assist in adding small groups to their list of services, and to help them build professional and high-quality small group tour services” explains former Duncan’s Island Tours owner Duncan Conrad. “After 10 years of providing private tours to visitors, I look forward to continuing to do so but with the Target Tours Atlantic team.”
“We believe there is a huge opportunity to expand what Duncan has already built, which is a high-quality small group experience for visitors to our Island,” says operations manager Jacqueline Skinner. “Modern tourism is all about unique experiences with a local touch and that is exactly why his company was rated #1. We are thrilled to infuse his tourism philosophy in our new products and offer the visitors another option when visiting PEI.”
For more information about Target Tours Atlantic, visit www.targettoursatlantic.com or follow @TargetToursAtlantic on Facebook or Instagram.