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South West Group Travel Blog’s Mission: As a proud Devonian and group travel advocate, my mission is to promote South West England (or the Westcountry) as one of the premium destinations in the UK for groups of all sizes, ages and types. By promoting the South West of England to Group Organisers, Tour Operators and In-Bound Operators. As well as assisting South West based tourism businesses in attracting more group bookings and honing their group travel offerings and services. Whilst using my blog to create an online community where you can read reviews about attractions, day trips, hotels and interviews with people related to group travel and giving you, the reader a chance to comment on what you feel passionate about.
I offer a range of services to both Group Organisers and the Travel Trade including:
Hotel or Attraction Inspection Service – As I know many Group Organiser’s would love to have the time to visit the hotels and attractions prior to taking your group, but often you’re too busy or its too far just to “pop in” – that’s where we can help. By visiting upon your behalf and providing you with a full report tailor made to your group’s requirements. Cost – variable from £15 per venue
Private Guiding – Would you like your group to experience Torquay from a locals perspective? Why not hire Julia’s guiding services? Tours around Torbay can be tailor made to suit your groups interests or enjoy a general tour with lots of local history and knowledge – including the best places to stop for the important Devonshire Cream Tea! Costs from £50 for a half day
Group Organiser Marketing – I work closely with a fantastic local company called Yellow Mouse Studios who can design your newsletters, logo’s, brochures and websites. Please contact me for further details and to discuss your requirements. Cost – Variable
Itinerary Planning – If you are taking your group on holiday it can be difficult to decide on your itinerary. The locals alway know the best places to go! Why not let us assist you?
Itinerary ideas from £20 per itinerary
Timed itineraries from £40 per itinerary
Fully timed, booked and organised itineraries from £100 per 5 day itinerary
Travel Trade Services
Group Travel Strategy Reviews – Who doesn’t want to attract more visitors? Would you like to attract more group bookings at your accommodation or attraction? Or do you need guidance in promotion and maximising your income? Our service includes pre-visit preparation including social listening and a pre-visit report, presented at a meeting to discuss your requirements and vision followed up by a full report including improvements, strategy and marketing presented at a follow up meeting. Cost – from £250
Hotel or Attraction Inspection Service – As I know many Tour Operators would love to have the time to visit the hotels and attractions prior to taking your coaches or featuring them in your brochures, but often you’re too busy or its too far just to “pop in” – that’s where we can help. By visiting upon your behalf and providing you with a full report tailor made to your group’s requirements. Cost – variable from £15 per venue
Mystery Shopping Reviews – As a manager or owner of accommodation or an attraction, its difficult to be everywhere all at once or sometimes to get an impartial view of the business on a day to day basis from a customers point of view. It will come as no surprise when I say that word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertising for any business, so customers that are leaving happy and singing your praises will encourage others to visit. Our mystery shopping service again come with full pre and post visit written reports, Tripadvisor review, and recommendations and advice. Cost – from £100
Ad-Hoc Representation – Are you in a need of an extra experienced team member for events like press launches, exhibitions, familiarisation trips etc. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Non-disclosure agreements included so no need to worry about conflicts of interest. Cost – variable depending on event and location
PR/Press Releases/Marketing Strategy – If you have an announcement or some news, we can liaise with you using our excellent travel trade press contacts to report your latest news to groups. Alternatively we can work you to your desired budget to make a cost effective marketing plan including print, digital and social to promote you. Costs – press releases – complimentary with some other services or from £40 per press release. Marketing strategy tailor made to your requirements and budget
Marketing and Design with Yellow Mouse Studios – As part of our marketing services we work closely with another great Westcountry company – Yellow Mouse Studios for graphic design including brochures, websites, and newsletters, Branding including animated maps, mascots and logos, social media filmed and/or animated content. Contact us to discuss your requirements for a no obligation quote.
Familiarisation Visits – One of the best ways to attract more group bookings, is to host a familiarisation visit for group organisers and tour operators at your accommodation or attraction. With years of experience in organising and hosting familiarisation visits we can help you to run a seamless and successful visit, including inviting group organisers and tour operators to attend. Costs – Variable depending on requirements
Sponsored Blog Posts and Social Media Takeovers – Our sponsored blog post service of promoting you pre, during and post visit with social media presence as well as a full written and photographed blog. Costs – from £200
If you are still unsure if South West Group Travel can assist you? Please contact me with your queries or questions for a no obligation chat.