From travel deals to inspiration, and from adventure-loving communities to unique travel insurance providers for independent travelers, Facebook has some very useful pages for inveterate travelers to ‘follow’.
Here is our list of 5 excellent Facebook pages for travelers that cater to a wide range of needs that travelers often have.
Best Travel Deals (https://www.facebook.com/besttraveldeals)
This is a must-follow page for anyone – backpackers, families or luxury travelers – looking for deals on hotels, resorts and all-inclusive packages. You also get links to deals on flights, cheap holiday activities, condos and plenty of other packages. If you enjoy gritty and no-frills backpacker holidays on a budget, then the deals available on this Facebook page may give you a better quality holiday than you would otherwise manage yourself.
For instance, some of the recent offers on the site link to Bermuda cruise for as little as $759 and resorts in the Bahamas for $78 to $87 a night. With over 38,000 likes, it has a decent following of inveterate travelers that you can join.
World Nomads (https://www.facebook.com/worldnomads)
The World Nomads Facebook page has over 143,449 likes and with good reason. This travel insurance company is doing many things right – from keeping adventure travelers and independent travelers safe on their travels, to offering inspiring travel photos and links to information on adventure destinations, and even giving back in their own way through the Footprints Network.
World Nomads was born out of founder Simon Monk’s own travel experiences, and you can be a part of the community by following them on Facebook too.
If you enjoy traveling with your family, then BYOKids is a Queensland, Australia-based group of travel gurus experienced in family friendly travel. While the network is particularly useful for travel in Australia, you will also find plenty of great advice on traveling with your family, no matter where you are going. Some of the latest posts on the Facebook page include offers to create a Californian RV holiday for you and your family, links to Norfolk Island packages, family cruises and plenty of inspiring travel photos and stories.
Gap Adventures (https://www.facebook.com/gadventures)
If you enjoy adventure travel in groups and would love to have a knowledgeable and friendly team to guide you along the Inca Trail in Peru or on an expedition to Antarctica, you should follow the Gap Adventures Facebook page. The group started out as one man’s (Bruce Poon Tip) desire to offer sustainable travel and off-beat adventures for small groups where you meet locals one-on-one, enjoy affordable holidays and expeditions across the world.
There are hundreds of trips you can join at Gap Adventures, of varying durations from short to month-long ones. The flexibility of the tours makes the tour provider very popular with adventure-lovers.
Matador Network (https://www.facebook.com/matadornetwork)
If you love travel, you will love Matador Network’s travel advice, print magazines, live events, website and even the media school they run. Follow them on Facebook for great tips and travel inspiration from around the world. You can also find out how you can contribute to the world in a positive way with any skills that you may have in writing, photography, video etc. gathered on your adventures.
Follow them on Facebook and join the linguists, filmmakers, writers, activists, entrepreneurs, explorers and others on the network for a bigger perspective on travel.
Other pages that deserve mention here include
GoLastMinute <https://www.facebook.com/golastminute>(a place to get your last-minute travel deals)
Discount Travel/Getaway Deals <https://www.facebook.com/DiscountTravelGetawayDeals> (with at least 50% or more discounts)
Christopher Elliot <https://www.facebook.com/ChristopherJamesElliott>(National Geographic journalist who offers practical advice and consumer news on travel) among others.
You can begin ‘liking’, planning and traveling now that you have this list, for an unforgettable holiday. Safe travels!