Ever since I was a kid, I enjoyed reading about how people around the world
I love traveling (as in airports and stamps on my passport get me excited) and even though I don’t do it as often, I still consider it to be one
Huda and Sana are sisters who are both influencers. In April 2018, they joined forces as business partners to establish The Girls Trip -a company that provides curated travel experiences for women.
If you’ve been meaning to scratch that travel itch,
How many countries have you traveled to thus far? What has been your favourite country and/or city?
Between Sana and I, we have
What do you like best about traveling to a different country?
Nothing beats culture, food and the people that live in it. Our favorite part about travelling is the “unknown element” eveything feels new….
How would you describe the current status of the travel industry? Do you foresee companies like yours becoming more popular in the near future?
Travel is an emerging market and has been growing at a rapid rate for the last 10 years. You can thank millennials for that. Humans today cherish experiences more than anything else. Travel has become a lifestyle for many of us.
With the rise of female power, we see more and more women wanting to travel the world on their own. Women are becoming more independent than ever before. Women-owned businesses are rising and we are happy to be one of them. Companies like ours will thrive in the near future.
There is nothing like a curated experience that you will cherish for a lifetime alongside an amazingly supportive community of women to lean on.
How do you decide which countries to travel to? How do you decide which activities are part of the packages?
We look at travel trends and keep our eyes on destinations that are emerging as well as those destinations our peers and friends always seem to mention. We focus our trips on bucket-list destinations which are typically once in a lifetime experience.
Our activities, tours
A cooking class paired with a local guide, our signature TGT style Breakfast or Dinner which is curated with a private chef and every little detail of planning goes into making this one very special. It’s almost like you are sitting inside a
Did you encounter any struggles when you first started The Girls Trip?
To be honest not really, As soon as we launched our first trip sold out in a few months. We know that women are seeking for new experiences and travelling solo is a desire of many women around the world. At this point our challenge would be to balance our travels with our personal lives! Not a bad struggle to have for now however it can get tiring….
What are the day-to-day operations like for The Girls’ Trip?
Our typical day revolves heavily around socials and ensuring the brand is consistent with our message. From planning the trips to working on logistics takes a big chunk out of the day.
What do you like the most about running your own business? What do you like the least?
There is no better feeling than working on something that truly impacts every single person you meet. We are so lucky to have created a business that empowers another woman and we get to see that person come out of their shell during the trip. It’s hard to explain this in words but
What we like least would be the challenge of being a small business and not having the means to do all the things we would like right away.
We often hear people say they wish they could travel to a certain destination but they never end up doing so. What do you think is the biggest thing or are the most common things that hold them back?
Not having someone to go with
Which travel-based Instagram accounts inspire you and why?
There are so many but two of our favorites are:
What travel tips would give to a woman who is traveling alone for the first time?
- Carry an extra sim card
- Always have a backpack
- Carry an emergency kit (phone numbers, a map of the destination, flashlight etc)
- Read up on as many blogs and articles about the destination
- Book your tours with reliable and professional companies
- Travel in a group
- Dress like a local
- Don’t tell people where you are staying
- Book a few things in advance
- Lastly, stay connected with family and friends throughout the trip
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to start their own travel tour company?
Do your research and pick a niche.
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