Friendly Group Travel Extends Travel Opportunities

Posted by on September 10, 2018

Media Contact: Marcia Simon, APR, CTA,, +1 860-395-7244

Sep 10, 2018 (WESTBROOK, CT USA)  – Friendly Group Travel has launched. The new Westbrook-based travel agency shares a positive view of life and opens a world of possibilities for healthy-minded individuals of all ages.

“Travel takes people to a happy mindset,” said Friendly Group Travel founder and travel advisor Marcia Simon, APR, CTA. “Especially in today’s crazy world, taking a break to spend quality time with family or friends is good for a person’s mental health and attitude. Travel has a way of putting life into perspective,” added Simon.

Friendly Group Travel specializes in small groups for people yearning for exploration, such as empty nesters looking for a new chapter, singles who don’t want to travel alone, busy professionals who don’t have to time to plan their next great adventure, grandparents who want to create memories for their multigenerational families, and newly-employed graduates who finally have their own money to plan a destination reunion with friends.

Individuals are welcome to join groups in the making, including a river cruise on the Danube, a sail from Malaga through the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, a Florida Keys bicycle tour and a wine weekend exploring Long Island’s North Fork vineyards.

Friendly Group Travel also manages independent travel for families and business. In collaboration with MSE Public Relations, Simon develops “branded travel” opportunities for companies that want to explore travel as a new vehicle to build brand awareness, customer loyalty, employee rewards and incentive. Company retreats are in alignment with Simon’s professional interest in health and wellness.

Simon is accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and has earned the designation of Certified Travel Associate by The Travel Institute after completing over 200 hours in course work and demonstrating  at least five years of travel business experience. In addition, she is accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) with more than 20 years of experience in Public Relations, Promotion and Marketing.

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