You’ve heard the old quote..."There is strength in numbers”. Well, there is also a lot of fun in numbers, especially when you travel with like-minded and fun-seeking friends and family members. But even if you're not ready to run away with your whole family, you can join a planned group tour and experience all the same benefits.There are so many types of group tours, and very few of them are the bus groups you imagine of yesteryear. You can take a group tour with a focus on kids and families, golf, yoga, wellness, hiking, exploration, and more. Whether you are a social butterfly or a reserved, private person you will find there are many rewards to traveling with a group.Here are just a few:
When you travel with a group, you will have an expert on hand at all times to help you order food, tell you history and local stories, and even take pictures of you in all the amazing destinations. Not only is having a tour guide beneficial because you have an expert with you, but it will make your travel hassle free. A great guide can really make your vacation!
From airfare to lodging and activities, groups usually get better rates than individual travelers. A private tour with the same access as a group tour can cost three times as much, so heading out with a group is a great way to save money.
Safety in Numbers
Traveling alone is not usually dangerous; but if you have any concerns about traveling by yourself, especially internationally, then joining a group is absolutely something to consider. Sizable groups are intimidating to predators!
Traveling with friends is fun, and making lifelong new friends is one of the top benefits of traveling with a group. You will meet people from all over the world, and many will become great friends and travel companions. I often hear from my clients that they stay in touch with people they met on their trip, and plan to travel together in the future.
Many times groups are given opportunities to visit sites that an individual would not have access to, or given exclusive after hours tour times. This is usually due to the relationship the tour guides or tour company have with various businesses, and it's an amazing benefit for the people on the tours.
There is nothing more rewarding than having new encounters and discovering new cultures with a group of people. Traveling with a group allows you to experience these places from your perspective, and from their perspective as well. As a result, you discover things at much deeper levels than you would have if you had traveled alone.
Trip Quest Travel Services offers many group trips or we can customize one just for you. Let us know where you'd love to go and we'll help you have an amazing experience!
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Ann Jones, CTC, MCC