I feel ripe for adventure. Anyone else feel that way? I know I’ve said it before on this blog where I can only go so long without doing something exciting before my internal travel clock starts ticking away again. Instead of ticking now, it’s more like the heart under the wooden floor that starts to haunt me, louder and louder every day.
Unfortunately, I must wait (in my napping cocoon)… until at least May when we head to Malaysia and the USA soon after. Sigh.
That said, there’s no harm in thinking about the possibilities, or just making plans for the future, which is why I’d like to bring up a company I’ve recently partnered with: Groupenture.
Groupenture can sort of be classified as a Groupon for travel tours.
Long story short, there are tour providers that list their products on the site, and if you get a group together for that tour, you get a discounted rate. By grouping up, you SAVE MONEY, and sometimes a substantial amount!
You don’t have to be the one providing the group either; you can simply join a group and wait for others, or you can take a more proactive approach and use social media to help get more travelers sooner (for even more savings).
Sounds like a pretty cool idea, and I’m definitely not opposed to giving it a whirl when the right opportunity arises. Here are some of the tours that stand out at the moment (Groupenture just launched this month):
Imperial Cities of Morocco – 8 days
Only 5 more people needed to save $630 per person.
Feb 12, 2011 – Feb 19, 2011
Athens and Istanbul Presented by Intrepid Vacations – 9 days
Only 6 more people needed to save $415 per person.
Aug 01, 2011 – Aug 09, 2011
While the Groupenture Marketplace is new, it is a really cool idea that will hopefully continue to grow into something that will save travelers money on more tours around the world. I wish I could be signing up for a tour as we speak, but, well I like my napping cocoon at the moment.
What do you think? Is Groupenture a cool idea?