Become a Group Leader

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 12:00:00 am

Journeys for Women has been hosting awesome ladies on incredible trips since 2004. We’ve traveled to exotic and countries all over the globe as well as created incredible memories in cities across the USA. Not only do our guests make each trip we take special, it’s also the talent of our outgoing, enthusiastic and knowledgeable group leaders. They’re the ones who keep us in line, making sure all the “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed! It’s not easy being a group leader but it has some incredible perks for the right people.

Do You Have What It Takes?

When it comes to planning a trip like we do, the first thing we need to make it happen is “the team”. The Group Leader is one very important part of the entire process. There are quite a few others that ensure everything goes smoothly, but the Group Leader leads the troops!

Another very important element are the guests. At Journeys for Women, we build custom itineraries for every trip we take. We want every guest on the trip to have a remarkable experience. Our group leaders tend to have a “following” of ladies that enjoy traveling with them. Even if it’s a small group, we can help promote it and spread the word if you’d like to have more people on the trip.

If you’re outgoing, have experience in leading a group, are detail oriented and have a group of ladies that you’d like to travel with, then you just might have what it takes to be a JFW Group Leader.

The “Pied Piper” Group

The term “Pied Piper” has been around in the travel business for as long as I can remember. The Pied Piper is a person who induces others to follow him or her. The term was a popular German book from 1842 entitled The Pied Piper of Hamelin. It tells the story, referencing back to the Middle Ages, of how a piper, dressed in multicolored (“pied”) clothing used to get the town’s children to follow him.

river cruise pictureThe term is still use in the travel industry today referencing a “leader” who gets others to follow him or her. Not only are our group leaders pied pipers of sorts, they often rely on their connections and creative ideas to get other pied pipers involved.

Here’s an example:

Maybe there is a popular restaurant in your town that happens to be owned by a woman. (Remember, JFW focuses on trips for women only). The owner would be a great pied piper. Perhaps you could build a promotion around a trip to Italy, (especially if its an Italian restaurant). Or maybe you know a group of ladies that quilt together, crochet or even play cards regularly.

These types of women are all excellent candidates for a group leader or pied piper! JFW will help with all the promotions and you work on getting people signed up. 

Discounted Travel and Other Benefits

One of the best perks of being a group leader are the travel benefits. At JFW, we receive discounts from many suppliers because we’re bringing them a group. They then give us “perks” for the group leader. It could be reduced fare, free fare or discounted accommodations based us reaching a certain number of paid guests.

It’s all how we slice the pie but there are definitely advantages to being a group leader. And trust me, you WORK for those perks, nothing is free!

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a group leader, connect with Carol. We’d love to chat with you. Who knows, you might be the on your way to an exotic destination for free!







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