Alumni & Educational Groups
DISCERNING – IMMERSIVE – ENLIGHTENING
“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”
– Sir Richard Burton
Our expertise is in customizing unique, innovative and interactive itineraries for Alumni, College Study Retreats, Student to Student Interactions and High School Treks. We are on the ‘cutting edge’ designing themed travel experiences for educational-focused globetrotters wanting to experience the world with like-minded fellow students and graduates. Our customized itineraries are filled with exclusive ‘wow factors’ to engage all the senses for added cultural immersion.
And with over 300 years of our combined experience, our dedicated destination experts are here to help you.
WHY GOWAY GROUPS?
Here’s our Top ten reasons….
Goway has over 50 years of experience in group tour planning to world’s most exotic destinations.
Our group coordinators undergo specialized training and channel their first-hand knowledge, industry experience and immense passion to create unforgettable trips of a lifetime to far-flung destinations. As well, our experts have either lived or travelled extensively through the destinations they sell.
As specialists in long-haul travel, we are a top supplier for many of the world’s leading airlines, which give us access to their most competitive group airfares in all classes. We even have our own dedicated Group Air Specialist!
YOUR MONEY IS SAFE
Goway has properly-licensed offices in Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, and contributes to their respective consumer compensation funds. In the USA, we also provide $1 million protection as a member of USTOA.
Deposit any land/air group package with us and receive $100.00 on your Goway Rewards Card. When your group travels, get an additional $100.00
INDEPENDENT OF OTHER COMPANIES
Goway is a privately-owned family company, passionately run by long-term management and staff who will be here to stand by our products and service long after your members return from their trip with us. Founder and President, Bruce Hodge, actively drives the company each and every day, just as he did when he founded it after emigrating from Australia over 50 years ago.
MORE CHOICE OF EXPERIENCES
We sell the world! Our website has many sample itineraries to pique your members’ interest. For the destinations we specialize in, we offer endless possibilities of unique, innovative & interactive experiences and activities: from honing your cooking skills with a top chef, sipping vintage wines at a welcoming cellar door, digging up an ancient artifact on an archaeological dig, meaningful people to people interactions or even trekking through the bush in search of some elusive exotic animal – whatever your interest, we will do our best to make it happen.
Offering the best airfares, more ways to get your groups to their destination, and more itinerary choices for when they are there, Goway Groups is a One-Stop-Shop for your alumni members.
DEDICATED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Our Group Department has our own dedicated BDM that will work with you every step of the way to ensure your group is a big success.
START TO FINISH SUPPOR
- Webinar presentations & E flyer and brochure design
- Information nights for your members
- Marketing assistance
- 24/7 emergency contact line
- Web page PDF’s
- Our own Support Team to manage all the little details
- In-country assistance on tour
- Comprehensive final documents
- Flexible Terms & Conditions
OUR ALUMNI/EDUCATIONAL GROUPS ARE TRUE GLOBETROTTERS…
- Purposeful: want to share their interests with like-minded travelers
- Networkers: strive for meaningful people to people interactions
- All ages: from high schools to extended families to baby boomers and seniors
- Discerning: demand authentic, immersive experiences unique to destination
- Educated: travel with open minds and hearts wanting to learn more
- Explorers: in-depth, slow-paced and wanting to engage all the senses
- Trendsetters: always seeking out the new and exciting untouched locale and experience
- Undaunted: Embrace all that the world has to offer with an open-mind
- Adventurous: they venture off the beaten path
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
A POWERFUL TOOL FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR ASSOCIATION
Enhanced alumni relations for continued institutional advancement
Strengthened alumni bonds of fellowship and connectivity
Promote/grow endowments and gift giving
Facilitate networking opportunities with alumni around the world
GOWAY REWARDS CARD
- $5 PP Air only Groups
- $100 Deposit paid on an air/land package
- $100 After group travels
TRAVEL FOR FREE
Get 15 paying passengers and travel for free
COMPETITIVE NET PRICING
You set your selling price based on market conditions. Groups are the fastest way to profits; the more passengers on the group the more profit for you
PROMOTIONAL/MARKETING INCENTIVES (conditions apply)
- VIP upgrades Webinars
- Early booking Bonuses E Flyers design
- Site inspection famils Custom web page design
- Information evenings Royalty incentives
A WINNING PARTNERSHIP
We will look after all the booking and operations of the tour and assist with promotions and flyer design, allowing you more time to concentrate on sales and marketing to your members.
REPEAT ALUMNI/EDUCATIONAL GROUPS
Satisfaction, new friendships, perception of “value for money,” innovative itineraries to exotic destinations, and confidence in the tour leader all lead to repeat members wanting to travel with you again… and happy customers tell their friends who tell their friends and so on.
WHAT OUR ALUMNI & EDUCATIONAL GROUPS ARE SAYING…
Our trip was just perfect in every Way! We were met at all the airports promptly, we had wonderful guides and the hotels and tents were fabulous! It was truly a trip of a lifetime for everyone. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did in guiding my students to the perfect spot for safaris and also the opportunity to learn about the people and animals of Africa!
College group to Kenya
I cannot begin to guess how many hours you spent on shaping this trip, but it was an outstanding opportunity for us to meet all the goals we hold for international travel: a pleasurable time and a means to explore, learn and grow our understanding of the world and ourselves. Thank you so very much
Alumni group to Japan
I think the best indicator of the success of the trip was that the kids were all saying that they didn’t want to go home. They are still talking about it at every opportunity and I think it has affected them in such a positive manner.
Student group to New Zealand
IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT ALUMNI/EDUCATIONAL GROUP
Greece: The Wonders of Classical Greece
UK: A Journey to the Literary Heart of England
Peru: The Best of Ecuador and Peru
Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea: A Journey of the Senses
Ireland: Walking the Greenways of Ireland
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
In a nutshell, we are experts at customizing unique, innovative and interactive group itineraries for all budgets and all interests. Who you work with makes a difference; no other Group Department in North America has the expertise, the buying power and the range of destinations to choose from than Goway’s Group Department extraordinaire!
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