Google needs to reboot its imagination.
Recently, we were researching a special trip for a group of women travelers. Out of curiosity, I started typing "ladies who travel..." into google. My jaw dropped after the first two words:
As you can see for yourself, the results were rather... limiting.
* ladies who thrive!
* ladies who aspire!
* ladies who have a ball!
At See Italy, we know that no two travelers are the same. It's why every one of our Italy itineraries are custom-crafted for your travelers. We cater all the inclusions -- whether it's a boutique hotel or hands-on cooking class -- to who your travelers are.
And, let's be honest, it can be a headache trying to satisfy the travel whims of both husband and wife. They may agree on the destinations... but their vision of the ideal vacation is worlds apart. The man wants to tour the Ferrari factory and the woman hopes to see the opera in Milan. We've all been there.
What's a frustrated travel advisor to do? Thankfully, we've put together the PERFECT trip just for your female travelers (10/15/18 - 10/26/18). This small-group journey is limited to 15 special ladies and will be escorted by one of our favorite travel advisors, Mary Jo Gregory of Northside Travel. This 11-night voyage will explore Rome, Umbria and Tuscany!
Do your female clients love to travel and socialize? Maybe they'd don't want to be the only solo traveler on a couples' tour? Are they recently divorced or widowed? Or maybe they're just hoping to travel with their best friend? Whatever their motive, there's a place for them on this unique trip through Italy.
We still have a few spots open -- both in a single room or double-occupancy. So, go ahead and share this special travel opportunity with them.
"WHY SHOULD WOMEN TRAVEL TOGETHER?"
Interview with Mary Jo Gregory
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ESCORT A WOMEN’S GROUP TRIP?
There is a market for sophisticated, culturally-focused experiences that cater to women. Many women are single, divorced or widowed like I am. In other cases, some women are married to a man who can’t physically travel or doesn’t enjoy travel. Something special happens when women travel together. I led a group of women to Italy some years ago. The women’s ages ranged from in their 50s to one women in her 80s! There was no hesitation to share our experiences and life stories together. My favorite memory was one woman celebrating her 80th birthday in the piazza in Assisi. As we sang happy birthday to her, a gorgeous young Italian man came up and gave her a kiss. Ahhhh, she remembers that birthday with such fondness! The trip was magical. So, I want to conjure this magic again for other women.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PICK ITALY FOR YOUR GROUP?
My soul comes alive when I am in Italy. I must have been an Italian countess in my past life! No one comes back from Italy without raving about this country. Italy has it all…. ancient history, architectural wonders, a romantic language, locals who warmly welcome you, indulgent wine and cuisine… and -- of course -- handsome Italian men!
WHAT MEMORIES DO YOU HOPE TO CREATE FOR YOUR TRAVELERS?
My favorite quote sums this up: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.” I hope to create these memorable moments for my travelers. I want them to build up a lifetime of fond feelings from this trip. I try to come home with a memory for each of my senses whenever I travel. For Italy, my moments have been: the sound of church bells in the square of San Gigminano; the smell of fresh truffles in the woods; the taste of a full-bodied Montepulciano wine; the sight of Michelangelo’ s Sistine Chapel in Rome; the touch of a handcrafted piece of Italian gold jewelry!
WHAT DO TODAY’S FEMALE TRAVELERS WANT OUT OF TRAVEL?
Extraordinary experiences, a sense of security, and a group who they can feel comfortable with. In other words: they want a small group travel experience where they feel valued… desiring an inclusive, heartfelt environment where women can be themselves without any hesitation or judgment.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELING IN A SMALL GROUP?
Intimacy. By this, I mean the possibility of fellow travelers becoming friends for trip or for a lifetime. Knowing that you are traveling with a small group, you never feel like a booking number. You feel cared for, connected. In addition, many exclusive travel experiences are available only to smaller groups. Do you think our opera singer would open up her home to a 40-person bus? Or would the granddaughter of a famous Italian designer teach a cooking class to the masses? I think not! Intimacy and access are the magic of small group travel.
Do your female clients love to travel in the company of friends? Invite them to join our Women’s Group (10/15 - 10/26). Naturally, any spot you sell is 100% commissionable to you!!!
For more details, tune in to our Facebook Live Interview with Mary Jo Gregory this Friday May 11th at 11AM EDT / 8AM PDT. Remember, there's just a few spots left on this special journey -- share the trip with your favorite ladies before it books up!
P.S. Below you'll find 2 Experiences Food Lovers Will Adore in Rome:
Say arrivederci to inauthentic and overpriced tourist menus -- by cooking with a real Roman family! First, you'll select ingredients together at an open-air market. Then, you'll learn the secrets of Italian cooking in the family's kitchen!
For a true taste of Rome, skip the Colosseum and head straight to the Trastevere quarter. In the company of our Roman guide, you'll enjoy a tasting of Rome's typical dishes -- including focaccia, pecorino, carbonara and organic gelato.