BRAVO has seven new shows in the works, and one of them, Invitation Only, is a travel show. Invitation Only brings a group of friends together on a vacation.
People say that you really get to know a person when you travel together. This show puts that theory to the test. The travelers are friends who get to know each other or maybe their emotional baggage divide them and ruin their friendships.
In its previous round of new shows, BRAVO introduced Tour Group, a reality TV show about strangers who come together to take a trip around the world. They travelers are led by three three tour guides, Sandhurst Miggins, Brandon Pressor, and Rachel Grant. In that show strangers become friends and couple up.
Tour Group took a hiatus after only two episodes and returned in the spring 2016. The time slot for the show changed from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., which may indicate a low number of viewers. The travel show relies heavily on the interesting destinations that the travelers visit and the drama between the he travelers.
On Tour Group, each of the travelers have their own hangups and issues, which were introduced in the first episode. For example, there are sisters who barely know each other as adults, brothers who have never been out of the country (one of them is a recovering alcoholic) and an opinionated former model. The tour guides try to encourage the travelers to step out of their comfort zones, have cultural experiences, and coexist in a group.
Invitation Only differs from Tour Group in that one person in the group invites his or her closest friends, so more of the vacations or all of them, might know each other. In Invitation Only, the travelers all stay together in the same vacation villa. The dynamics of living in same home can bring out different emotions or unexpected emotions.