1. What is the minimum number for a group?
Minimum number for a group is 25. The larger the group size the greater the economies of scale.
2. Do group leaders need to pay a deposit?
A deposit is not required if you have a pre-set group of travelers wishing to travel with you.
3. Do group leaders travel for free?
Yes. Group leaders and, when requested, group leader’s companion travel is complimentary.
4. Can anyone join our group or is it exclusive?
Most of the group leaders we work with have closed groups, but we can and do open up trips to the general public if the group leader wishes by making registration available on our website.
5. What am I required to do if I already have my group of people?
We provide service and support before, during, and after your travels. We custom design your itinerary, produce a marketing piece, and handle all the land and/or cruise as well as flight logistics, accounting, invoicing for deposits and final payments, as well as answering your travelers’ questions. We prepare and send travelers’ final documents. We also provide the Group Leader fully comprehensive group trip details prior to departure. When you need us, we are available to answer your questions. We offer support 24/7/365.
6. What types of itineraries do you offer?
We custom design our Trips based on the Group Leader’s objectives. For example, Church groups have special opportunities for travel with deeper meaning. The right trip can help bind congregations together in shared fellowship. As Devotion Travel is a division of a full service Travel Agency we can provide itineraries to anywhere in the world, whether by land or by sea.
7. How much in advance should I plan to go on a trip? Is a year enough time? In addition to the trip, how much will I be spending over and above this cost?
We recommend planning your trip 18 months to 1 year prior to the travel date, depending on the destination and/or event we might even suggest booking 2+ years in advance. Group Leaders travel complimentary.
8. Do you organize tours for children, adults or both?
We design Trips for adults. Children will sometimes join their parents or grandparents on one of our custom-designed Trips.
9. Do you organize mission trips?
We do not offer Mission Trips. Our Trips are designed around the group’s special interest.
10. Why do I need you to help arrange my group travel?
Our holistic approach blends impeccable logistics with inspirational sites.
We work with Tour Directors who have an intimate knowledge of the destination. Our guides are known for their impeccable serive to assist you, the group leader, and travelers to make your trip special.
We tailor design fully-guided trips to the Group Leader’s specification, including walking tours, motor coach tours, cruises, or a hybrid of two or more of these styles of touring.
11. What do you do for group travelers that I cannot do for myself?
We work hard, we use our buying power and many travel industry relationships to give you excellent value. The benefits of our suppler network of key contacts, whether you travel by land or by sea, are yours to enjoy.
12. Can you help me organize a group travel? (what are the steps?)
We invite you to visit our Group Trip Planning page.
13. Do you help with marketing the trip?
We create a website landing page specifically for your custm designed trip, including a link to the personalized customized brochure. We cn also provide personalized, full-color brochures of the detailed itinerary as well as the terms and conditions. If you provide us with an email contact list we can send out personal email invitations. We can make the trip available to the general public, or mark it as Private. Always remember to invite those you know to invite others. In order to reach those who live farther away, we recommend a virtual presentation and social media as good options. Using the digital files along with the resources on our website will help make it easy for you to spread the word.
14. How is the paperwork handled?
Your Trip Registration form is on your trip landing page. Travelers can register online and pay via PayPal. Alternatively the Registration form can be completed online, then printed and mailed, faxed, or emailed to us if your clients so wish. Devotion Travel manages all the trvelers’ registrations, payments and invoices along with any necessary traveler follow-up. After registrations are complete, we take care of all the final travel documents for your travelers. We provide name badges and luggage tags as well as travel wallet with their final travel documents. The enjoy seeing each of your travelers be wowed by your custom designed trip.
15. How do I know how my trip is doing?
We provide regular status updates with the number of registrants on your trip.
16. Must I be a part of a church to offer group travel?
No, we design tours for travelers with similar interests, which can make your travels even more rewarding. For example, Trips designed around:
- Ancient Civilizations
- Fine Cuisine
17. How do I know if I am Group Leader material?
Anyone who has a desire to lead a group abroad and has followers is group leader material. Pastors, bible scholars, any activity coordinator, any person in a leadership role can become a group leader. Our impeccable logistics and seasoned Tour Directors and local guides make leading a group a breeze for even first time group leaders.
18. Can I request that a donation be made to our organization at the same time as the deposit?
Yes, a separate link to make a donation can be added to the landing page of your custom designed trip.
19. How do you coordinate the necessary travel arrangements?
With over 50 years of experience in the travel industry we have developed long term relationships with destination specialists and belong to many consortiums that provide all the different travel services necessary to provide our travel groups a seamless experience, meeting or exceeding expections.
20. What are your recommendations for organizing a group?
Joining travelers with similar interests. Group travel combined with passion is a very rewarding Trip:
- Fine cuisine
- Ancient civilizations
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