Create a contact list
Put together a list of potential travelers you know, including their names and email addresses. Consider your lifestyle—do you have a built-in network you can tap into, like a walking club, church group, or book club? Your online account has loads of resources to help you stay organized, including a tool that keeps track of group members. As you meet more travelers, keep this contact list growing.
Order custom materials
Your Tour Consultant can provide you with customized materials, so your information is inspiring and professional. From flyers and business cards to your own personal tour website, beautiful materials give your recruiting process that extra oomph!
Promote your tour
Publicize your tour in places that reach your potential travelers. Consider libraries, community centers, fitness studios, golf clubs, local colleges, wine shops, and retirement communities. And never underestimate the power of word of mouth—now easier than ever with the help of Facebook. Not sure how to make the most of social media? Check out these tips for recruiting on Facebook.
Host a meeting for potential travelers. Send out the tour itinerary, travel dates, and prices in advance, so people can come with questions and sign up on the spot. During your meeting, educate guests about the Go Ahead experience and get them inspired to discover your destination. Most importantly, have fun! Serve regional food, play traditional music, or give out prizes for travel trivia.
Learn from the best
When you plan a trip with Go Ahead, you’re joining a community of passionate travelers. Get inspired by your fellow adventurers and learn from what has worked well for other Group Coordinators. Here, meet five of our most successful Group Coordinators—each with different personalities and strengths—and read their recruiting tips and tricks. And remember, we offer a mentorship program to match new Group Coordinators with experienced pros. Interested? Email GroupsAmbassador@goaheadtours.com.
Learn more about Go Ahead Group Travel here, and let us know your top recruiting techniques in the comments below.