For the members, by the members!
Welcome to The World Tour - Travel Adventure Club™. We're a travel club of fun, globally minded people who enjoy international Sightseeing, Hiking, Biking, SCUBA, Snow Sports trips and more!
We are a member-driven, volunteer-led organization. Our travel club evolved from the European travel club scene in the nineties, where this concept is very popular. We are now operating as a Tour Operator and contracting directly with the majority of vendors (Hotels, Air, Transfers, Charters, Guides, etc.). We were founded in Massachusetts around the year 2000, with the majority of our members from New England, the NY tri-state area and California.
As our name implies, we are an organization of like-minded individuals who enjoy traveling the world. Our purpose is to get great club/group rates, with our primary goal to provide as much value as possible, in terms of total cost, organization, enjoyment, and the trip agendas for our members.
Everyone is welcome; groups, families, and individuals, just bring your desire for fun, and a willingness to meet new people and make new friends. We are a multi-ethnic, multicultural group and celebrate diversity, it's what makes the world go 'round! You're welcome to hang with the group or do your own thing. Check-in's and transfers are as a group with our designated club group leader.
We usually offer a payment plan and you can manage your reservation on-line through your membership account. We only use group air reservations with major carriers, typically ticketed directly by the airlines, however you are welcome to get your own air, use points, frequent flyer miles, web discounts, whatever works for you. We're all about value for our members!
There are no freebies and no free trips for anyone. If you want to help, it's uncompensated but a lot of fun, with some perks where possible. Only qualified, professionals (normally local to our destination with language and certified guiding skills) are paid, maximizing our trip value for our members.
Membership dues ($50 for over a decade) are due for members over eighteen, traveling on one or more trips during a calendar year, for that calendar year. Membership is maintained thereafter, for years with no club travel, at the discretion of the club. Membership defers costs associated with trip accounting and promotion.
The club is governed by a board of directors, all of which are active members. The directors contribute financially as well as donate administrative, back office, management, accounting and legal services. We have a part time, paid, independent bookkeeper and an accounting firm that maintain our organizations financials.
As we continue to evolve and improve, by 2020 we will have an elected, diverse, board of advisors who will activity participate in destination selection and trip agenda development, along with other club and membership recruitment projects.
A review of our 2013 tour of Ireland by a first-timer women traveling on her own
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