Traveling Tribes

This Book Will Help You Start Selling Group Travel in No Time

If you have a passion for travel and are on the lookout for your next exciting business or life adventure, prepare to embark on a remarkable journey by leading your very own Travel Tribe.

In this brand-new book authored by Jeff Gayduk, a seasoned expert in the travel industry and group travel, you’ll uncover the art of carving out your niche in the thriving world of group travel. With his guidance, you’ll learn how to forge partnerships with destinations and suppliers, master booking strategies, secure discounted group rates, and employ proven marketing techniques.

Within the captivating pages of “Traveling Tribes,” you’ll acquire the essential skills to craft group travel experiences, to earn a new source of income and explore the world for free!

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Enjoy The Perks of Group Travel

One of the best-kept secrets of group travel is the exclusive perks and preferential treatment that groups receive. They enjoy unbeatable rates, complimentary extras, and coveted behind-the-scenes access. Hotels, attractions, and restaurants all eagerly embrace group travelers, going the extra mile to win their favor.

What’s even more enticing is that the group leader often enjoys the privilege of traveling for free. And if you excel at it, leading groups can become a lucrative side hustle or a rewarding new career, as countless others have discovered.

With three decades of insider experience in the group travel industry, Jeff Gayduk has met and learned from thousands of influential group travel leaders who have traversed the globe while making a living out of it. Their captivating stories are unveiled within the pages of “Traveling Tribes.”

The Future is yours!

If you are seeking your next life-changing opportunity – one that offers freedom, unparalleled travel benefits, and a supplementary income for yourself or a cherished cause – let’s take the first step together.

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In an era where people are increasingly seeking extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and a sense of community with those they hold dear, group travel shines as the perfect answer. Armed with the right mindset and the guidance provided in “Traveling Tribes,” you’ll flourish in creating a devoted tribe of followers who are eager to explore the world with you.

Are you prepared to embrace a fresh opportunity? Are you yearning for a more fulfilling retirement, a side gig without financial risk, the freedom to travel on your terms, or the ability to champion a cause that’s close to your heart?

If you said YES to any of the above, let’s get started carving out your new path!

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“Hi Jeff, I just finished reading your amazing Traveling Tribes book! It was great and so full of the answers to my questions, asked and not yet thought of! Would recommend it to anyone thinking of putting traveling tribes together.” Sandi Sinicrope

What’s inside


Forming Your Tribe


How Group Tours Have Changed


How You'll Make Money


Your Marketing Plan


Negotiating Great Deals


Much More

Chapter 3 Preview – What is a Travel Tribe Leader

Nobody proclaims to fellow first graders that they’re going to enter the promising career field of group travel. In fact, taking this a step further, I’d venture to say that the majority of the public doesn’t know what a Travel Tribe leader is or does. That’s okay, we’re here to change that!

If you’ve not traveled much in pre-formed groups, you may be wondering what is a Travel Tribe leader? In short, he or she is the inspirational and organizational leader of a flock of travelers. Often these groups travel with a common purpose – be it fun & games, spiritual, educational or enriching. In trusting a tribe leader, travelers don’t have to futz with the myriad of details that often suck the joy out of the travel experience.

Travel Tribe leaders orchestrate trips for their community or affinity group. They’re the ringleader who decides where the group is going to go and puts the pieces in place to make it happen.

What Are the Responsibilities?

Perhaps the most important responsibility is to cultivate travelers; without them this doesn’t go anywhere. You might not have 50 names in your back pocket waiting to travel with you tomorrow, but that’s okay. Tribes can start with as few as six people.

Some Travel Tribe leaders take responsibility for every aspect of sales, marketing, operations and financial accounting of their group trips. They recruit new travelers, take reservations, make deposits, secure bookings and travel with the group.

Other Travel Tribe leaders choose to work with professional tour operators who handle many of the logistical details of trip operations, while the Travel Tribe leader focuses their attention on recruiting travelers.

Characteristics of a Good Travel Tribe Leader

Here are four predominant personality traits that I’ve seen in successful Travel Tribe leaders.

1) Entrepreneurial – Must be willing to get up out of bed and make something out of nothing. To be able to see the forest through the trees. To be willing to pick up the phone when no one else will, to send that email at 6:02 a.m. or 6:02 p.m.

2) Salesperson – We’re not talking the used-car variety, but your success in this field is tantamount to convince people to spend time with you. You need to sell folks on your idea, your brand, your trip and why it’s better/unique/different. You need the fortitude to be able to stand up in front of an entire group – some of them friends, others strangers, when something goes wrong and assure them that things will get better.

3) Adventurous – You’re not the type of person who goes to the same cabin at the lake, the same week of every August for the last 30 years, satisfied kicking your feet up. Your best vacation is your next one and you check cities, states and countries off your bucket list like a gunslinger at the OK Corral.

4) Organized – What a hassle travel can be! From picking the perfect hotel at the best rate to juggling airline schedules, ground transportation delays and plotting out travel days so you’re experiencing a destination but not falling over from exhaustion.

Now, multiply that by 10-20-40 and you get the sense of what is needed to lead a successful travel tribe.



Jeff Gayduk has done the hospitality industry a great favor by sharing his decades-long experience with touring the world. Group travel is as popular as ever, and Jeff has consistently led the way in assisting travel planners with the information and guidance they crave, to be the best they can. Jeff is a great listener, hard worker, very determined and loyal to his peers. He has a passion for what he is doing to assist in making the world better for tourism. The joy of this book for many will be a road map to becoming a travel planner and what is entailed. Jeff pulls no punches and is totally realistic in discussing the rewards that await you.

John & Mary Stachnik – Co-owners, Mayflower Tours, 1979-2018

About the author

jeff gayduk

Jeff Gayduk, a 30-year travel industry veteran, has published Leisure Group Travel magazine for the last two decades. He previously owned tour companies, worked in the cruise business and for an association of travel agencies. Nobody understands the group travel market like Jeff, and his insider knowledge and deep connections across the travel industry will help you discover this rich opportunity.