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Affinity Groups Travel Program

Do you belong to an alumni association, fraternal organization, or local philanthropic group? Are you part of a gardening, golf, book, or crafting club, or volunteer at the local museum? If so, you already know how gratifying it is to spend time with others who share your interests. So why not share your love of travel with them?

We have a few compelling incentives to make it even more appealing to travel with Vantage on an Affinity Group trip.

What our team can do for you

  •  Our convenient Group Portfolio helps you recruit travelers and keep all the details about your group members online
  •  The Vantage Groups team will ensure that you have a smooth experience and all traveler needs are addressed
  •  Group tour members can fill out a reservation form or call us toll-free at 1-800-322-6677, without involving you in the process
  •  Offer private presentations and webinars to bring the Vantage experience to life

Groups Travel Planner

We’re here to help you as you plan your Group trip. Our Groups Travel Planner is a great way to start: Simply select the trips that interest you most, and we’ll generate an e-travel guide specifically tailored for your Group. Get started by clicking the button below.

Plan Your Trip

Refer a group and earn $1000

Just call our Groups Department at 1-800-994-6321 with names of potential Group Leaders. After they return from their first Vantage Journey, you’ll receive $1000 in CASH.

Refer a group

Charter a luxury river ship

If you have an enough members, you can even privately charter your own luxury river ship through our Charter Groups Program.

Have questions?

We’re here to help make your group trip the best it can be. If you have questions, see our FAQs or call toll free at 1-800-994-6321.

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Meet Your Team

Cheryl Sheehan

Groups Ambassador

Cheryl Sheehan

Groups Ambassador

Seeing the world and experiencing different cultures has always been a passion of mine. My first experience traveling was to London as a Girl Scout when I was 12. Several trips to Florida with my high school marching band shortly followed. After receiving my Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College, I stumbled into the world of travel as a travel agent. My 19 years in the industry have put me in roles in all aspects of the travel field, including customer service, marketing, sales and management. My favorite pastime is talking travel. I enjoy listening to other’s vacation stories and love to envision their experience. When I am not singing in church or my local choral society I enjoy traveling around the world. My favorite destinations include Holland, Israel, Portugal, Italy and Hawaii. I look forward to sharing my love for travel along to your group.

Patrick Dempsey

Groups Ambassador

Patrick Dempsey

Groups Ambassador

My number one goal is to make a difference in our clients travel experience with Vantage Deluxe World Travel! For the past 9 years I have been working at Vantage to assist our clients in meeting their travel needs! I have been lucky enough to have traveled to such destinations as France, Hawaii, Ireland, the Caribbean, Mexico and many US destinations! My favorite part of my job is when I get hear what an amazing time our travelers have due to the outstanding service provided by our program managers! When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and playing sports!

Fran Levoy

Groups Ambassador

Fran Levoy

Groups Ambassador

A 30-year veteran of the travel industry, I became a member of the Group Sales Department 8 years ago. I assist Group Leaders to make sure that they have everything they need to have a successful and memorable journey for all of their group members. Once they return I love to listen to the wonderful experiences that they had on their trip. My own travel includes trips to Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Greece, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Tahiti, Egypt, Portugal and France. This gives me more inspiration and knowledge to pass along to our group leaders. When not on the job, I enjoy working out, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

REFER A NEW GROUP AND EARN $1,000 CASH*

Just fill out the form below or call call our Groups Department at 1-800-994-6321 with names of potential Affinity Group Leaders. After they return from their first Vantage Journey, you’ll receive $1,000 in CASH.

* To qualify, the group needs to include 10 or more travelers. Referral Check will be issued once the group of 10 of more returns from their trip. The referred group must be new to Vantage.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Here are frequently asked questions about our Affinity Group Travel Program and about becoming a Vantage Group Leader.


➢ How do I participate in the Affinity Group Travel Get Togethers?

It’s fun and easy to host a Affinity Group Travel Get Together. Make the event lively and informative! And be well prepared: Think ahead about what will get people excited. Inspire them with a themed event. Host a morning coffeeklatsch, wine-and-cheese tasting, or summer garden social. Feed them and they will come — we’ll even reimburse you up to $200 for food and beverages! Before your party, select a date and meeting spot that works for you, then send invitation emails to your lucky family and friends. Anyone who reserves a trip during the Get Together will receive $100 off the chosen departure. Contact a Vantage Group Representative in advance at 1-800- 994-6321 so you’re fully prepared.

➢ How do I become a Group Leader?

Just get a group of 10 or more together from your Rotary Club, social group, philanthropic organization, church (or wherever!) and call us at 1-800-994-6321. Gather 10 full-paying travelers for your trip, and you travel FREE as the 11th! Our online Group Portfolio makes it a breeze to keep your trip details and traveler information organized. All you need is genuine enthusiasm and a desire to organize group members for an enjoyable vacation.

➢ Will you help me organize the trip?

Of course! In fact, we'll do most of the "heavy lifting" for you. We'll help you select a Vantage trip and send you promotional materials via email to help you spread the word. Then, once the journey is planned, we'll handle the reservations and payments directly with each traveler.

➢ Do I need to travel with my group?

No. You can make the arrangements for your group. Rest assured that your group will be well cared for by our Program Managers that accompany each tour.

➢ How do the reservations work?

You will receive a special group code. When your travelers reserve their journey, they can call our toll-free number, 1-800-322-6677 and provide their code. This ensures that you receive credit for each traveler, without having to handle payments from them.

➢ As Group Leader, will I have a lot of work to do?

Not at all. Vantage will handle all the details, from reservations to airline tickets to transfers. We'll even keep in touch with your group members through a series of pre-departure mailings to fill them in on all details of their journey and make sure they are well prepared.

➢ What is a "full-paying traveler"?

Any traveler paying the Vantage double occupancy or single occupancy rate is a full-paying traveler.
Note that travelers who cancel or do not complete their trip do not count toward free trips or other group travel.

➢ Will there be people other than my own group on the tour?

It depends on how many people you sign up. But the likelihood is that other travelers will accompany you.

➢ When will I receive my reward?

If you decide to travel with your group, your free trip will appear as a credit to your account approximately 14 days prior to departure.

➢ If I earn a free trip, are there any charges?

Just a few nominal fees, such as our optional Travel Protection Program, pre- or post-trip extensions, optional tours, and the like. Certain taxes and fees may also be applicable. If you choose to travel in a single room on your free trip, you will be charged the Single Supplement, or the difference between the double-occupancy and single-occupancy rates.

➢ Can I earn more than one FREE trip if I gather more than the minimum number of required travelers?

Yes! You'll continue to earn rewards based on the number of travelers you organize for the journey. For every 10 full-paying travelers you gather for your journey, the 11th person will earn a FREE trip. Gather 21 full-paying travelers, and the 22nd person will earn a FREE trip, and so on. There’s no limit to the FREE trips you can earn! Please remember that space is sometimes limited by the type of trip you select.

➢ What is the best way to promote my trip?

The quickest way to get your group members excited about your trip is to take advantage of Vantage’s online Group Portfolio. This easy-to-use tool helps you recruit travelers with ease and keeps all the details about your group members at your fingertips. First, create your very own web page for your group, complete with trip details (and your group’s logo, if you’d like). Then add the names of committed and potential travelers to your online Guest List. From the Group Portfolio, you can view your group members’ “Where to Next” Lists to find out where they want to go next, grow your Guest List, create a trip brochure that you can save to your desktop and email to Family & Friends, and more! Potential travelers can even visit your web page to view trip videos and brochures.
You can also refer potential travelers to the trip on this website; simply email them the website address that appears in the browser field at the top of the page. Alternately, you can write a letter to your group members and send each a Vantage brochure (supplied by us) with details about your trip. If you have a larger group of prospective travelers, we may be able to offer special promotional mailings on your behalf. Speak to a Vantage Group Sales Representative at 1-800-994-6321 to explore your options.

➢ Will my group fly together?

We will make every effort to schedule your group on the same flights from your home city. However, air routings are ultimately at the discretion of the airlines. While Vantage defines 8 or more affiliated travelers as a group, the airlines define a group as 8 or more people flying to and from the same airport who depart and return on the same date. If some members of your group take a pre- or post-trip extension, the airlines may or may not accommodate the group with the same flights. Cancellations or changes to your group size may also affect your group's ability to fly together.

VANTAGE GROUP LEADER KIT REQUEST

Vantage Group Leader Kit Request
Please take a moment to complete the form below and we will email you all of the information you need for your travel group.
If you'd prefer to have us mail you a kit, just give us a call on our toll free Group Travel line: 1-800-994-6321
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