Group Coordinators are a big part of the Go Ahead travel community. They are organized adventurers who share their travel love with the groups they recruit and earn great benefits like free spots on tour and access to Groups Conventions.
Recruiting is a huge part of being a Group Coordinator. At the 2013 Convention Tour in Barcelona, attendees shared some of their best tips for getting a group together and we compiled the list below.
1. Name your group
A catchy moniker will make your group experience more fun and personal, and help everyone feel more like a team. Plus, potential recruits are more likely to remember you later, which is great for marketing.
2. Keep in touch
Stay connected with your travelers via monthly e-newsletters, social media groups or even meet-ups to talk about where you want to go next. Share information about the culture, customs, food and wine of your next destination to get everyone excited for the trip.
3. Set deadlines
Help your group stay organized by setting deadlines for registration, payment and any other important things that need to get done before departure.
4. Make an album of your past trips
Show off your shots at recruitment meetings to build excitement. Host a picture party when you return from tour to share with your whole group.
5. Place an ad for your trip in your local newspaper
Use a photo from a past tour and include a link to your tour recruitment website provided by Go Ahead.
6. Expand your network
Brainstorm a list of organizations in your community that may have members who would be interested in joining your trip. Post a note in their newsletter, join a meeting or utilize your free posters and flyers to hang them up on a community board.
7. Think one trip ahead
Decide on your next destination before you go on tour. Talk about Tour 2 while you’re on Tour 1—everyone will be inspired and excited about more travel.
8. Host recruitment meetings with a theme for your destination
Organize a potluck dinner of regional dishes. You can provide decor items and music to set the scene. Raffle off a prize for anyone who signs up at the meeting.
Learn more about being a Group Coordinator at goaheadtours.com/groups.