My brother and his wife recently visited Spain, a spectacular country rich in history and culture. Upon their return, we were treated to an hour-long PowerPoint presentation highlighting the trip. One hour. One very long hour. Una larga hora. It was lovely, but as I found myself fighting to keep my eyelids open, I thought perhaps there might be a better way to share these once-in-a-lifetime travel moments.
Enter Group Travel Videos ™, a memory keepsake storytelling video program available to groups that travel to virtually to any place in the world. This amazing company has been around for more than 20 years, producing videos that beautifully and creatively capture the best moments of a travel experience.
Group Travel Videos™ will use the photos everyone has taken on the trip (and let’s face it, our phones hold TONS of photos) and combine them with music and titles chosen by the group. They will carefully inspect each photo and remove the unusable ones, correct color or crop as necessary. To make it even easier, they have an app that allows you to upload and share photos while you travel! These photos will be used to create a masterpiece of memories as a hard copy digital video AND a streaming digital version that can be stored on whatever media you choose. You can even provide your own performance music or live video clips to be added at no charge!
This year, Group Travel Videos™ added a geo-mapping and messaging feature to their app as well. It allows the teacher to view where the class is while on tour and can message a single traveler or the entire group. It’s really an outstanding communication tool for the travelers and a huge reassurance for nervous parents!
This product is especially fantastic for student groups- a particularly “prolific” population when it comes to photos (wink, wink.) Group Travel Videos™ knows how to take this abundance of photos and streamline them into a fantastically fun video that students will watch and share again and again.
If you travel with students, as a teacher, tour operator or even a home school co-op, consider adding the Group Travel Video™ product to your trip. Some student travel companies like Kaleidoscope Adventures include this service as part of their travel packages (which both teachers and students love!). Group travel planning sites like Group Travel Odyssey also have a link to Group Travel Videos™ so you don’t forget to document your adventures! Many travel leaders use the videos each year to generate interest and excitement for the trip and recruit new participants- smart!
When we visit an incredible destination, we want to share it with everyone we meet, hoping they will be just as enamored with the experience as we were. These videos, created with such precise attention to detail, meet the mark beautifully. Group Travel Videos™ really does put you in the middle of the action- with a starring role! I must say, it makes for much better viewing than the PowerPoint, lo siento, mi hermano!