Blog Post Get Paid as a Group Travel Host!

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!

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Tour Guide versus Travel Host

Group of friends on vacation reading city map

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 los Rios! She’s hosted 100+ trips and is the perfect person to help us truly understand the business of, and what it really takes to get paid as, a travel host. And, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel (and blog of course!) for notifications of future videos. 🙂

Have you traveled in a group, or with a travel host before? Did you like the experience? Would you do it again?

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