How long have we been around?
Phyllis founded the original Women’s Travel Club in 1992, the only women’s travel company ever acquired by a major tour operator. The Women’s Travel Group is the successor independent company and is accredited by IATAN’s high standards, licensed for travel insurance and partnering on many trips with a leading tour operator: SITA World Tours.
What makes us different?
We are professionals with 25 year relationships with guides, airlines and hotels. You never feel stranded when traveling with our staff on the ground, and a 24/7 number. We control our trips, so we can add a last minute festival or parade to itineraries. We are the only women’s travel group who also arrange private tours for groups.
Who travels with us?
Women of all ages and backgrounds, married and single, traveling alone or with friends. We are geographically diverse. Not everyone is an experienced traveler. Some have lived overseas and share their expertise. Many women are repeat travelers; others are new. You receive a list of everyone before the trip so you begin to feel part of the group.
What is the personality of the group?
The Women’s Travel Group is casual, informed, and welcoming. We help and respect each other. We do not tolerate snobbery or nastiness. We do not allow smoking. You find many women on our Facebook page to share their experiences with you.
We offer unusual experiences, but always include area highlights. We organize a smart efficiently run, well paced, not rushed trip. Shopping at the ‘guide’s nephew’s jewelry store’ is not acceptable. Occasional shopping at a women’s cooperative might be. Arthur Frommer called our itineraries: colorful and a valuable asset for women who want to travel with other women. We often have a speaker with insights.
(With our special prices at spas and river cruises, we can share our discounts with friends and families).
Has everyone traveled extensively?
Some women are carrying a first passport; others have lived and worked overseas.
Size of group?
Generally 10-15, maximum of 20. Our goal is for you to make new friends and to walk into a restaurant or museum and not look like The Great Serengeti Migration.
Many women come solo. We guarantee shares on some trips (see Tours Pages) to avoid single charges. A limited number of single rooms are available.
What type of hotels?
4-5 Star hotels – more than comfortable, often elegant, safe, central, charming. Most have ample creature comforts, WiFi, some have spas. We encourage you to check all our hotels on TripAdvisor.com.
Escorts and guides?
Trips are professionally, carefully organized and guided. Most are escorted. Guides are chosen for expertise and willingness to share cultural, historic and political insights.
Airline ticketing and FF tickets?
We arrange for travel from any city. You may also use FF tickets and we give you advice on how to maximize a FF ticket. We welcome travel agents to book our trips for their clients.
Inclusions and Terms and Conditions?
Linked to each trip page at the top; all trips are non refundable a minimum of 90 days before departure unless noted differently on the itinerary/booking form.
Where are we on Facebook & Why bother with it?
Facebook is an ongoing reflection of what women say about us. We are found here on Facebook
and we encourage you to check it for specials, travel news for women, single supplement deals, and comments and suggestions from our group.