Overall, as a small company, it was a no-brainer to use TourConnect to grow my business. When we started with TourConnect, we saw immediate results, but it’s been great to see the platform to continue to add great companies and new everyday tools.

Annie ShattuckFounder, Ireland Unlocked Tours

Ireland Unlocked Tours

Ireland Unlocked provides tours that reveal the hidden magic of the real Ireland.  From iconic sights to off-the-beaten path experiences, a trip with Ireland Unlocked provides memories that will last a lifetime.


Tennessee, United States


< 10

Business Type

(Outbound Agent)

Highlighted Features

Marketing Profile


Finding agents to book tours while adding product to build great tours

Before starting Ireland Unlocked, Annie had a very strong knowledge of Ireland; however, that doesn’t mean she had all of the relationships with the partners needed to develop multiple touring products.  After launching the company, Annie was aggressively searching for product, while at the same time trying to find clients and agents to book her tours. She was searching Google, attending local events, and traveling to international trade events; however, she knew a more streamlined approach would significantly help Ireland Unlocked hit their goals.


Using TourConnect’s PartnerFinder as a year-round, online trade event

Ireland Unlocked started with a free account to take advantage of having a simple profile with a listing on the PartnerFinder. After completing the profile listing, the next step was utilizing the simple-to-use filters to find product and agents that were active in the Irish market. Annie then upgraded and began building relationships by reaching out to the companies who were listed using the connect feature.  Ireland Unlocked continued to use this feature throughout the year, often using the notifications when new Ireland-focused companies came onto the platform as a reminder to hop back into the system.


High-quality Irish product and some great new industry relationships

Using TourConnect, Ireland Unlocked has been able to connect with over 75 companies. Annie has connected with companies she reached out to, as well as several that have reached out to her.  The connections have generated sales calls, presentations, and in-person meetings at events. Business-to-business relationships often last for years, so Ireland Unlocked has significantly advanced the growing business while using TourConnect.

It only took a few minutes to get started, and I think the profile makes the company look really good. Finding companies in the network so easy that I had several new connections the same day I started using the feature!

Annie ShattuckFounder, Ireland Unlocked Tours

As a very small operation, it’s always a challenge to balance growing my business with continuing to develop the product. There are only so many hours in a day.

Annie ShattuckFounder, Ireland Unlocked Tours