Group Travel: What is The Group Leader’s Role?

There is a huge umbrella hovering over the descriptions of “Travel Group Leader” but in an effort to drill it down as it pertains to us, this is it. When we at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises posts; “Looking for a Group Leader”, we are referring to a person that can organize a travel group of 10 or more potential travelers who want to experience one of our promoted destinations together.

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Some travel groups we work with are classified as:

Affinity Groups: Family and Friends traveling together.

Faith-Based Groups: Spiritual and/or like-minded Religious people traveling together.

Special Occasion Groups: Destination Weddings, Anniversary, Birthday celebrations.

Business or Organization/Association Members traveling together.

The Group Leader of a travel group will also be the appointed contact person relaying much of the communications between myself, the group’s Travel Coordinator at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises, and members of its conformed group who are traveling together.


Advantages of Senior Group Travel

Each group’s dynamic is different so the intensity of the role of “Group Leader” operating as a “Liaison” between the traveling group members and the group’s Travel Coordinator will vary with each group. One of the primary functions usually includes, Communication:

** Organizing group meetings to convey important travel information to the group members about their upcoming trip needs to happen. With the technology available to us as it is today, meetings can conveniently be scheduled to occur Online- (Chat, Webinars, Email, etc.) as well as over the telephone as needed. **

Although direct communication also occurs between members traveling in the group and myself for specific Q&A sessions as well as collecting Deposits and Final payments to post on their confirmed reservations, we usually designate an official “point of contact” or “Group Leader” for each travel group as well. Regular ongoing communications throughout the booking process leading up to the group’s departure, during the trip and after their return are usual and customary.



If the role of “Leader” for your Travel Group sounds like something you would like to take on to get your group trip planned and booked, contact me. Various benefits are offered for taking on the task of “leader” for your travel group and for traveling as a group entity itself. Most of the Travel Partner companies we book with provide discounts and other special offers for group travelers. The benefits of group travel vary by Tour Operators but are usually very generous for the group leader as well as the travel group members.

Once you have a conformed group of at least 10 potential travelers who are seriously willing, ready and financially able to get started with booking reservations with the required deposit payments, TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises is available to work with you as your group’s Travel Coordinator. We want you and your group to experience one of the exciting pre-planned destinations that we promote.  We are continually adding to our list of destination offers so check back periodically as well as on our Facebook page.

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As your Group Travel Coordinator, a few key aspects you can expect to receive when working with me at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises:

  • Establishing a Trustworthy and Professional relationship; I am known for my personal integrity and honesty in building business relationships over my 30+ year career.
  • Mutual respect and reliability; I am willing and able to listen, communicate, and interact with diverse backgrounds of travelers, all of who can always count on me to perform my due diligence in order to get everyone where they need and want to be in a safe and comfortable manner.

Tina Little-Coltrane: Travel Coordinator/Owner at TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!  We promote “Encouraging Travel That Matters!”  ~ #Plan2Travel

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Travel with a Group! Your Bucket List Destination Awaits!




When Life Gets Down to “Bucket List” Traveling Time

Such an unfortunate and sad situation for Brittany Maynard and her family to endure right now.  November 1 is just 4 days away as this is the date choosen by this young 29 year old wife and daughter who is being agressively attacked by Cancer to die with dignity.  I’m keeping them all in Prayer for comfort and Peace as they continue toward the very difficult days ahead.

Brittany Maynard and her family tick off the last item on her "Bucket List",...the Grand Canyon.

Brittany Maynard and her family tick off the last item on her “Bucket List”,…the Grand Canyon.

“My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity,” -via- Brittany Maynard ticks off last item on bucket list –  I whole-heartedly agree with you Brittany.  May your mind, body and Spirit find rest and comfort as you sleep in eternal PEACE, free from this sickness and pain. – TLC

11/2/14 Update: Brittany has decided to postpone her originally planned to die date of November 1st. Read more about young Brittany Maynard here: Brittany Maynard Could Revive the Stalled ‘Death With Dignity’ Movement

11/4/2014 Update: After several news reports last Friday night- 10/31/14, stating that Brittany had decided to postpone her original 11/1/14 date to die, it has now been confirmed that she actually did not postpone it. Condolences to her family.

Rest in Peace Brittany Maynard. –  Death with Dignity advocate dies at 29yrs old.