A I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter yesterday, we are very excited to be a launch partner with Groupenture, an adventure travel deal portal.
As soon as I announced it, there seemed to be a flurry of chatter – most of it similar to this:
That’s cool, but Why should you care? The Groupenture concept is a new twist, so let’s take a minute to walk through it. Be sure to scroll down – there are launch prizes. 🙂
How Does It Work?
The Groupenture Model starts with two things:
- Find kick ass travel experiences. Their focus is “adventure” but that includes cultural trips, wine, and even culinary as well as your usual suspects of hiking/biking/skiing/fishing.
- Agree with the supplier for group discount pricing. So, if you have four people that will go, you’ll get it for 25% off (for example – discounts vary). The discounts are steep, in my opinion, and you usually only need 3 other people. Surely there’s somebody to join you, eh?
That’s the essence of how it works. But, there are a few more twists.
- You can search for many kinds of trips – price(luxury versus budget), style(family versus solo), or location(South America versus Asia). It’s quite a robust site but easy to use.
- You can use the site to find others to join you on the trip – a great option for solo folks (or if you couldn’t convince your significant other to join you!)
So What’s the Gimmick?
Firstly, I’d like to remind you of our editorial policy. Basically, anything printed here at STE is independent of our financial relationships with our suppliers. We have to pay the bills, but myself and the team are not afraid to say what we think.
Having said that, those of you who know me personally know that I’m pretty well known in the online travel world. And I’ve publicly been skeptical of many of these “group discount” models, mostly because many of them fail to have any sort of niche. And I also hate when sites create the illusion of a “secret” discount product by requiring you to login in to see anything.
Groupenture takes away a lot of that sleaze factor. The site is open, so you can quickly go in and see if they have something to fit what you were looking to by, and if not, that’s ok, come back later, no need to bombard you with other stuff. You can see what the pricing is, and if you get two friends, you get this price, and if there are 5 of you, you get that price. It’s clear, simple, and no nonsense.
Did I mention Launch Prizes?
Yes, there are launch prizes!
Basically, all you need to do is to put down your deposit on any package, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 rebate towards your trip. Why not give it a try? Click here to search through the current deals, or just click the banner below. Travel More!
What do you think of the model? If you like it, then why don’t you share this article with a friend who might be looking for a great adventure travel deal. Please feel free to mention this on Facebook and Twitter too. 🙂