Women Traveling Together® was started in 1997 by a 40-year old business woman who desperately wanted to do some vacation traveling, but didn’t want to go alone or travel as a single on a couple’s tour. Unable to find a ready-made solution that met her needs, Debra Asberry spent seven months interviewing women in order to design a travel company that catered to the needs of women traveling solo.
The 10 guiding principles that originally shaped the company are still true today:
Provide More than is Anticipated
Do More than is Asked
Care More than is Expected
Think about this for a moment: In order to run the tour you’re interested in, we have to attract enough women who (1) are interested in the same destination, (2) have the availability to travel on the posted tour dates, and (3) are financially willing and able to commit to the trip. For every 86 women who talk about taking a tour, only 1 to 2 women will follow through. That’s why other women-only travel companies only offer a handful of tours, or have a reputation of cancelling at the last minute.
Women Traveling Together has a large and loyal repeat client base that has grown year after year since 1997, making it possible to offer more than 60 trips a year. In fact, most of our tours sell out six or more months before departure. You can count on us to have enough travelers so your tour will run.
We’re BIG enough to:
Yet we’re SMALL in some very important ways:
Choosing who to trust with your vacation plans should be based on full-disclosure of exactly what you’re buying. If you’re like us, you expect your questions to be anticipated. You shouldn’t have to dig through a web site or be forced to send an email just to get an answer to something that should have been readily available. And when you want to speak to someone, you expect a timely reply or call-back. We know how you feel…we’re travelers too and that’s how we operate.
FACT: Someone has to be in charge of a group of independent women traveling solo or chaos ensues. For this reason we decided in 1997 to send a company employee on every tour. Our group leaders are seasoned travel veterans trained in group dynamics, tour logistics, and problem resolution. But most importantly, our group leaders are there to assist you in getting what you want out of the travel experience.
At Women Traveling Together our Group Leaders:
Our travelers tell us that their enjoyment, and why they travel with us again and again, is directly attributable to the many tangible and intangible benefits our group leaders add to the tour experience. You won’t find this anywhere else.