Welcome to the Scarlet Blue Touring Escort Series. Dedicated to our touring escorts, this series of our guest blog provides an exciting and informative glimpse into the world of an independent touring escort.
Please welcome Melbourne based touring escort Phoenix Chase.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A TOURING ESCORT?
I’ve always been particularly fond (nay, obsessed) with travelling. There’s something about seeing the world and having the opportunity to immerse myself in different countries and cultures which feels natural to me and it’s important in terms of learning about myself and the world around me. Touring allows me the ability to do that.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES?
It sounds glamorous – until you’re in a country you’re unfamiliar with, really far away from home, you’ve seen nothing more than hotel staff and hotel room walls for a few days, you’re tired from the flying, you’re missing your home comforts and can’t figure out how to order something off the menu with your dietary requirements or just can’t seem to find food from anywhere other than the hotel room service menu and 7-11 equivalent downstairs. Perhaps the airline lost your luggage on your way in, perhaps your flight was delayed causing you to miss work or need to reschedule clients and play shuffle with everyone until you’ve got a new schedule sorted on an already stressful day of work ahead. Perhaps you fell sick and had to spend your entire tour in your hotel bed whilst you watched the money you’ve spent on your outgoing costs simply drain away. I think that when people consider touring they think automatically of a holiday. But it’s far from that. You’re going away to make a profit and not to simply live it up. If that’s all touring escorts did then we’d be living tour to tour and saving absolutely nothing. It’s a really expensive way to make any money and you need to be incredibly switched on to make sure you turn profits and not losses on your tours.
WHAT ARE YOUR STRATEGIES TO BE COST EFFECTIVE WHILST TOURING?
I book in advance. Always where possible. Announce tour dates as much as I can online, upload them on to my social media and my website. Making sure everyone knows where I will be and when I will be there.
Airlines have an option to secure flight prices 28 days before the travel date, you can book now and pay later on hotel websites. Hotels.com offers 1 free night for every 10 you stay. There are so many benefits to having rewards or club cards with airlines and hotel companies. Keep your eye on mailing lists you subscribe to of your favourite hotels and airlines that will announce sales and perhaps tour around those.
You need to keep your eye also on holiday calendars, you will kick yourself for visiting Melbourne during GrandPrix if you’re not interested in the Grand Prix crowd or working the type of hours you may need to to see clients after these kinds of events if you’re going to be paying GrandPrix hotel prices. Especially if you book in a tour or a flight before you look at hotel prices.
School holidays are important to keep in mind too. I put together a blog on this which you can contact me personally for the info of, if you’d like to know more.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TIPS YOU CAN OFFER OTHER TOURING ESCORTS?
Be safe. Obviously. Travel in pairs if you’re uncomfortable or a newbie with touring. Don’t forget to let someone know your itinerary at all times. Check the laws and know your rights. Take deposits and references for clients and if you don’t know the area, probably best not to go on an outcall booking to the middle of the suburbs.. play it smart. Your gut feeling is ALWAYS more important than your wallet filling.
DO YOU EXERCISE WHILST ON TOUR? HOW DO YOU KEEP FIT?
I do my best. Touring can pile on the weight something chronic. Ask any touring girl and she’ll know exactly what the touring 5kg is, haha. You’re always eating out, it’s really hard to pre pack meals or stick to a dietary requirement. Sometimes you just can’t find what you need when you need it food wise and there’s always clients that want to do dinner dates and a couple cheeky drinks here and there and a light head after late night bookings means that you’re going to smash those hotel room Pringles even though you don’t really like Pringles at all. Try to book hotels with a decent gym where ever possible, always pack your gym gear, and if there’s other girls on tour or girls from the state/country you’re touring that you’d like to meet – why not suggest a gym catch up? Everyone in the industry is pretty keen on keeping fit and healthy so why not veto the idea to catch up for cocktails (more calories) and talk shop whilst you walk on the treadmill high incline or support each other through some weight sets?
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM ALL OF YOUR TOURS?
There’s been so many. I’ve really been blessed to see some incredible countries and have been treated really well by clients. But my favourite personal memory was leaving for a little tour to Singapore for 3 days and not returning for a year because I fell in love with living on a little island in Thailand. That’s not really a tour story but the other memories seemed braggadocios and also a bit personal.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF COMING HOME?
Simple. My dog. I missed her so much on my tour of the US that I went to Mexico and had her face tattooed on my leg.
Phoenix Chase is an independent escort who tours many cities throughout Australia. When not on tour, you can find Phoenix based in Melbourne. To find out more about Phoenix, visit her profile