No matter your destination–local to a land far, far away–traveling is an adventure! From inspiration and planning to packing and unpacking, travel is full of potential stress-inducing situations. Whether driving, flying, or maybe even teleporting (that exists, right?!), simply getting to your destination is a challenge. (I can’t even count the number of times I’ve welcomed guests to their vacation only to be met with frustration, agitation, and downright anger after a minor transportation setback!)
It’s critical to start a vacation off on the right foot, and professional travel host can help you do just that!
Tour Guide versus Travel Host
First things first, I must explain, a travel host is not a tour guide. I repeat, a travel host is not a tour guide. Whew! There, I said it!
So, what makes a travel host different from a tour guide?
According to Google, a tour guide is
“a person employed to show tourists around places of interest.” In my experience, they are usually licensed by some type of agency, (in most instances) have a very specific niche, and usually provide a detailed (primarily historical) narrative of the tour area.
While a travel host is similar, there isn’t a specific definition…requirements can change based on a contract. What?! Yes, it’s true. In general, a travel host is a customer-focused travel professional skilled in creating a unique travel experience for his/her guests.
That’s right! You having a great experience on your vacation is the top priority of a group travel host. Maybe your host will plan a special adventure to a secret location, tasting of the local cuisine, or simply snap a candid photo of you! No matter what happens, rest assured, he/she is there to help you create remarkable travel memories.
Click play on the video below to watch my interview with group travel professional, Pilar de
Have you traveled in a group, or with a travel host before? Did you like the experience? Would you do it again?