Meaningful Group Travel Starts With You

Do you have an Audience, Following or Fans?  If so, read on because the world is waiting for you. 

The internet - and social media specifically - has created several thousand online entrepreneur Influencers.  A lead figure with service or product that resonates and garners a loyal -  and sometimes massive - following.  I've seen it first hand and am sure you have too.  An author, an Expert, podcaster, blogger, YouTube sensation - we've all seen them, heard them, followed them.  When they open their mouth, people take note.  Are you among those leaders? How do you stand out?  

I've met and interact with many successful people in these groups.  They have massive followings, fans, or subscriber databases in the hundreds of thousands or more.  They utilize their talents, monetize it, engage their audience online and that's usually where it ends. They are becoming more common too. So how do you stand out in the crowd of online personalities and keep your audience loyal - even raving brand ambassadors for you? 

I submit you consider travelling with your fans.  Have followers?  Lead them somewhere.  Somewhere memorable, fantastic, even bucket-worthy.  What if that "online summit" or webinar educational series you created could be moved onto a cruise ship?  Or some beautiful, luxurious all-inclusive resort?   Could you set a nominal event/course fee and limit to the first X amount of sign-ups?  

Absolutely.  I've seen it happen and created many meaningful events like this.  They sell out.  People ask if they can sign up for next year's event in advance.  They refer friends.  They post about the amazing experience to all their social media channels before, during and after the trip.  They become your brand ambassadors in unbelievable ways.  Because you cared. You became a bit vulnerable.  You cared enough to reach out to your audience and invite them into your world.  To meet in the flesh and experience travel together.  You created memories in person.   

Don't just survive - or even thrive - online as an entrepreneur with a large following.  Engage them in a truly unique way.  Stand out in the crowded world of top influencers.  People crave community and bonding in fun ways with like-minded people.  Meaningful group travel starts with you, the leader.  Are you ready to dive in? 

The World is Book, and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page.
— St. Augustine

The Reason Behind Like Minded Travels

People crave authentic community + People love to travel together = Like Minded Travels

So maybe it's not that easy of an explanation but it's close.  In this ever-connected digital age we live in, eyes glued to screens and personas wrapped up in our little "online worlds"  it's easy to get distracted and feel disengaged meaningfully from one another.  

With the explosive growth of social media communities over the past 10 years, we're all involved in various like-minded people groups based on our hobbies, interests, topics, etc.  We engage there often; listening to podcasts, reading the new Kindle version from our favorite author, watching that YouTube sensation, logging into the webinar, liking, commenting, posting and otherwise involving ourselves in these online communities.  But at the end of the day, we still long for meaningful, personal interaction.  It's human nature. 

At the same time - especially post "Great Recession" and housing fiasco - there's a real trend to stop collecting "stuff" and rather start collecting memories with those we identify with and love.  People of all age categories place travel as the #1 item they choose to spend their discretionary income on.  Developing deep relationships and memories together through travel is a strong, rising trend that's affecting generations for the better. 

Jump In To Learn About Like Minded Travels

Like Minded Travels was born out of these realities.  Founder Chris Niemeyer is a travel industry veteran who loves travel and is a "people person".  He founded in 2006 as a way to connect humanitarian and mission groups around the world and offer travel savings along the way.  That growing travel company is thriving as people give of their time and money to help others around the world.  

Through the years, referrals would come in constantly about other types of travel.  One by one, Niemeyer and team started putting together cruise group conferences, all-inclusive resort getaways and other group travel tours for like-mined communities.  The clients were as vast and varied as can be imagined - from New York Times best-selling authors, musicians, reunion groups, business coach masterminds, and more.  They all had one thing in common - a leader with an audience who wanted to travel together.  

We've traveled with these groups and seen the amazing time they have together.  From the initial "I can't believe I'm meeting you in person" to the friends or leader they've followed for years to the "I'll never forget doing 'X' with you as long as I live."  (Our favorite - spotting small sharks together while snorkeling.)  Memories are made, bonds are formed and people are drawn together in unforgettable ways.  

We look forward to sharing more with you soon and creating a group travel event for your community that's worth remembering and sharing.