How to plan a trip?
Organizing group travel for your school, club or alumni association can seem like a daunting challenge at first. SAT’s Richard Winter shares a few pointers on how to build a really successful tour…
Step 1: Start today!
With the start of each New Year, many will be thinking of exotic vacations and amazing trips around the world… and then abandoning those dreams as rapidly as they arrived. Something will come up and plans will be put off until tomorrow as you wait for “the right time.” Today might not be the perfect day – but neither is tomorrow. So, start today!
Step 2: Choose your program
Use our Customs Tours page to choose one or two trips which interest you. Not sure where to go? Enlist the help of friends or club members who want to join in to decide where and when to go.
Step 3: Still can’t find the perfect tour?
Contact SAT Travel at +44 (0)20 7420 3451 and talk with us about your interests, timeframe, and budget and we’ll design a custom itinerary with tried and true itineraries.
Step 4: Spread the word
Social media, flyers, and phone calls are all great ways to invite friends or club members to a travel presentation.
Step 5: Talk it up!
Put up some posters and follow up on Facebook with a great YouTube video or news worthy item about your travel destination. Your enthusiasm is contagious!
Step 6: Enlist help from your friends
Get the ball rolling by having two or three key leaders involved from the start. People will soon be calling you!
Step 7: Send in your application
SAT can start booking your tours as soon as we get those first deposits in hand. Ask people to sign up the day of the travel presentation and to give you a deposit by check or by credit card.
Step 8: Keep interest at a high level
Group travel is an inspiring experience. Your friends will make new friends on the trip so the more people you talk to, the better. Regular social media follow ups are helpful!
If you’d like to discuss this further with Richard, call 44 (0) 20 7420 3451 (UK) and she can talk you through the details.