5 Reasons To Choose Small Group Travel
When it comes to international travel, more and more Americans are choosing to go with Small Group Travel companies that bundle flights, hotels and sightseeing into one convenient and inclusive package. It’s hard to deny the trend, and it’s easy to understand why:
1 ALL THE DETAILS ARE TAKEN CARE OF
You select your destination. Then, the travel company does most of the planning, including booking your flights, transfers from/to the airport, hotels, meals and your itinerary, usually with some free time built in for your own adventures. With limited vacation days, you can be sure you’ll hit the must see sites without wasting any time or missing anything important. Your job will be to concentrate on having the experience of a lifetime.
2 YOU’LL HAVE LOCAL GUIDES
Travel companies will arrange your small group tour to be led by local, expert, English speaking guides who have spent their lives in the destinations you visit and can offer a unique historical and personal insights about the country and sites you visit. They are a bridge between you and the locals which would otherwise be much more difficult to cross on your own.
3 YOU’LL GAIN INSIDER ACCESS
Travel companies benefit from deep relationships within your destination, which means a focus on sightseeing, but also meaningful, off the beaten path encounters you would likely never experience on your own. Like dining with villagers in an authentic Iban longhouse in Borneo, or learning about Croatia’s wine-growing history and sampling local varietals. Unique and exclusive cultural immersion is a signature of these tours.
4 THE SUPPORT IS UNRIVALED
When you travel in a small group with a travel company, you’ll have access to unrivaled support and peace of mind. Reservation agents are there to answer any questions you have, from research to booking, as well as a 24/7 support line to call when you’re traveling to handle any emergencies.
5 AND DON’T FORGET: THE PRICE
Travel companies benefit from long-standing vendor relationships and economies of scale — all the way from a 5-star luxury game lodge to your lunch at an authentic restaurant on Day 5 of your itinerary. This means the price you pay for the features of your tour will almost always be less than what you would pay on your own. Consider your flights, all hotel stays, most meals and all your sightseeing, and whether you’re booking a luxury journey or a quick jaunt, you’re likely to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your next international adventure.
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