ToursByLocals has increased its booking period in response to a trend of customers planning their holidays further out.

The shore excursions specialist is allowing bookings from 13 months in advance to 26 months out.

It said a number of customers and agents are looking to use cruise credits and secure trips in 2022 and are looking to book shore excursions.

Every tour booked can be cancelled for a full refund up to 15 days before and optional ‘Any Reason’ coverage is available for purchase and allows the traveller to cancel until the day of the tour.

Agents earn 5% commission on each booking, rising to 10% if certain sales targets are hit.