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Author: nanaandpapa

Joined: 3/30/2011
Posts: 524
GCT Trips Taken: 12
OAT Trips Taken: 4
Countries Visited:

Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bermuda, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Rep., Egypt, England, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, St. Marten (fr), St. Martin (nd), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vatican, Zimbabwe

Traveler Since: 2002

January 26, 2014

 In the somewhat distant past, Grand Circle and, I assume, Overseas Adventure Travel used to post on these web sites , the number of people taking a given trip by month. Such information would help marketing the product,both by GCT itself, but also by Vacation Ambassadors, of which I am one. People seem to have the impression that GCT/OAT are bit players, which we know they are not, since they do no mass marketing. I know that when we arrive in a foreign airport people know who we are. When we were on heart of India a year ago, there was another HOI a day ahead of us and SOI starting on the same day. On our current Costa Rica: National Parks and Tropical Forests there is another departure of tje same trip a day ahead of us and a Real Affordable Costa Rica that started the same day. supplying this information to Vacation Ambassadors might help sell the product and draw in more new customer.

Author: brianboeye

Joined: 2/27/2014
Posts: 2
GCT Trips Taken: 1
OAT Trips Taken: 0

March 03, 2014

 DOES ANYONE HAVE A DEFINITIVE RECOMMENDATION FOR VACINATIONS FOR THE CHINA TRIP? INCLUDING TOKYO AND BANGKOK?

THANKS,

BRIAN BOEYE

Author: svncontinents

Joined: 11/25/2011
Posts: 230
GCT Trips Taken: 7
OAT Trips Taken: 6
Traveler Since: 2007

March 03, 2014

 we concur with nananadpapa's assertion that Grand Circle/OAT are not bit players in the travel scene; in fact, they may be among the larger players.  From a marketing strategy, however, we understand that making one's client list public might leave the company open to have its client base 'raided' by a competitor.  Perhaps that is why Grand Circle/OAT discontinued the practice.

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