If you have a core group of friends, family, sporting event or corporate incentive, you may want to consider taking a group vacation. With careful planning, patience, and a lot of communication between all parties, you can put together a group vacation that will be filled with good memories of fun times had bay all.
If you decide to take a group vacation, first get the parties together discuss some of the parameters of the trip – such as time of year, type of trip (cruise, beach, skiing, etc.) you will be taking. We then suggest appointing a leader, either by having someone volunteer, or by voting. This person will become the main point of contact for everyone involved in the trip.
You may find that if you try to pick the destination first, before coming up with a workable budget, that the destination is either too expensive, or, that you could actually afford a more exotic trip. Thus, precious planning time could be wasted.
Now, onto accommodations and travel expenses… Depending on where you decide to go will depend on what’s available. You will find that there will be places to stay from individual hotel rooms, to condos, and everything in between. Your budget will have a lot to do with where you will be staying. Also, many times, you can get a discount when you book a group, so be sure to ask about that as well as cancellation policies before moving forward with booking airfare or accommodations.
One important thing to remember when planning is not to have everyone spend all of his or her time together as a group. Allocate free time for people to go out and explore their surroundings on their own, but plan a group dinner for at least one of the nights and maybe an activity or two during the course of your stay.
Traveline can even set up an online booking website for your entire group. This makes the booking process easier for all of your group members to register.
Contact Traveline for more ideas and suggestions at 1-888-700-8747.