People often ask us how we go about selecting new destinations for Zoom Vacations tours. We actually go about this in a number of ways. The main way is that while on our tours, our travelers often tell us the places they would like to visit. We really listen, and especially when we start hearing the same destinations mentioned over and over, it moves to the top of our radar. Also, destinations who often contact us to create tours to their locales. We have noticed that when destinations reach out on their own to attract LGBT travelers that these same destinations often have the background support and resources necessary to organize a truly memorable trip.
Once we have selected the destination, we bump up our research, verifying the best times to visit, and we make a plan to visit. We always scout out a destination before developing a tour. While there, we tour dozens of hotels, restaurants, and sites, finding the best of the best, and identifying opportunities for creativity.
For instance, I am heading to Myanmar this month. It is a destination about which many of our travelers have enquired, and coincidentally, it is presently “all the buzz” in the travel community. Its mystery and decades of isolation has peaked the interest of so many of us. While there, I will be finding the best hotel(s) and river cruise to host our future group, and I will personally interview tour guides and explore various excursions. I will also be looking for venues where we can add our own sense of magic to this magical country.