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VBT Announces New Refer a Friend Program

Posted in on Wednesday, September 30th, 2013

Story by: vbt | Travel Writer

Refer a Friend on a VBT Vacation and Now Earn $150 in Travel Credits—a 50% increase in rewards

BRISTOL, VT — VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations has announced its new Refer a Friend Program for 2014. When a traveler refers a friend to go on any VBT Bicycling, Walking, or Cross-Country Skiing Vacation they will now receive $150 in Travel Credits when the friend completes their first vacation with VBT. As an added bonus, each referred friend will save $75 on their first reservation. Additional cash rewards will also be given to travelers who refer multiple friends. Travelers will receive $250 for every three successfully referred travelers with no limit on Traveler Credits or cash rewards. Checks will be paid by VBT on December 31, 2013 and the cash incentive resets each calendar year.

According to post-trip surveys, 99.05% of all VBT travelers say they would recommend VBT vacations to their friends and nearly 20% of first-time travelers have been referred to VBT by other travelers. “I received an email asking if I would recommend a VBT trip to a friend. The truth is that we already have—at least 5 friends at latest count since we got back!” said a VBT traveler after returning from VBT’s The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria bicycling vacation. “The people who take VBT trips are all friendly, active, have interesting lives to share, and make for wonderful dinner companions. Couple that with stunning locations, wonderful guides and new life experiences. What’s not to love?”

The new Refer a Friend Program also increases the reward from $50 to $75 for first-time travelers who have been referred to take a VBT vacation by a former traveler like this guest, “Having traveled through part of Istria on a previous trip to Slovenia and Austria, it was my dream to see the Dalmatian coast. Then at a college reunion, one of my friends mentioned his trip to Italy with VBT, and I asked him to refer me” recalled a VBT traveler after booking his first VBT vacation. “When the catalog came, I was instantly drawn to Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands, the trip had all we wanted and hoped for and more.” With the new program, this traveler saved $75 a person on his reservation.

Founded in 1971 by a Middlebury College professor, VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling, walking and cross-country ski tours worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, Canada and the United States. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert, local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities, and full vehicle support for bicycling and walking vacations. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities for all overseas vacations.

Log on to the company’s website at to view detailed itineraries or to sign-up for the latest full catalog of all of VBT’s active vacations. VBT’s Tour Consultants can be reached at 800-245-3868 Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST.

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