It's NOT a Holiday!
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Why I wrote this book
There are no other books on the market (that we know about) about group travel. Andy N Robinson and Kirsty McGregor have spent almost 20 years between them taking groups on tour to all four corners of the world. It’s NOT a Holiday! is the culmination of their time on the road; leading tours, managing groups and trying to deliver ‘trips of a lifetime’ to people from all walks of life. It not only humorously explains group dynamics but also why tour leaders do the things they do, and how tours really function.From A to Z, with more than 250 separate categories, they outline the pros and cons of travelling in a group, how to deal with your fellow passengers, how to get the most from your tour and how to survive life on the road.With real life examples of when things go wrong, amusing anecdotes and a refreshingly honest look at Western tourists abroad, It’s NOT a Holiday! has lessons to learn and pitfalls to avoid for anyone travelling on an organised, or disorganised tour.
Tony Wheeler, Co-Founder of Lonely Planet:
Overland and adventure travel has been a way of life for Andy and Kirsty for over 10 years. If there are lessons to be learned about joining a group tour they’ve learnt them, usually the hard way. In one handy A to Z guide they manage to cover almost every problem and pitfall (and a lot of the delights) that joining an adventurous group can throw at you.
Rosie Amber, Author & Book Reviewer, Fleet Life Magazine
"It's Not a Holiday", is a brilliant book all about going on an organised tour with a group of people. It is full of humour and I laughed out loud whilst reading it. Gap years are no longer just for students and taking a tour to far away places has become very popular. The authors of this book have been tour guides and or drivers on such overland tours and are very experienced as shown by the content. If you have ever considered a tour to places like Africa, Asia and South America where you want to see the real people and experience the local sights by driving across the land and eating, living and embracing these cultures then this book is a must. It tells you what to expect and what is expected of you, don't be surprised if it shocks you, forewarned is always forearmed and this way you're more likely to have fun and enjoy the trip.”
Andy N Robinson & Kirsty McGregor
Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing
1st December 2013