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Feb-2018

How to Design a Group Trip and Where to Begin

Love group trips? Group trips are quite popular and can make for a truly fun and unforgettable trip experience. While group travel tends to be most popular among travelers who consider themselves to be a people person, many different types of people show an interest in taking a group trip and will commit to doing so at least once in their lifetime. For those who like their private time, know that the group doesn’t have to stay together 24/7. Individuals can split up and go their separate ways on certain days or for certain events, with plans on everyone meeting up later for dinner, etc.

How to Design a Group Trip

Preplanning is key to a successful group trip. The first thing you’ll need to do is figure out who’s going, where you’re going, when you’re going and what everyone’s budget is going to be. The last thing you want is for the group planning process to be stressful, which kind of defeats the whole purpose behind a fun group trip! Also, having a plan in place for any type of possible situation is highly suggested. For example, if a situation arises that requires a vote on what to do, have a plan in place, i.e. majority rules!

Where to begin

Communicating well is essential to a successful group trip. Making document’s that include all the trip information and giving it to everyone is a great way to make sure everyone is on the same page. If you happen to have a few group members who might need a little managing, simply make sure everyone signs a simple contract.

Designing a Group Trip TIPS

There should be one leader, two at most, who are in charge of designing the group trip. Too many people in charge will only create confusion.

Budgeting.

  • Use a third party to keep track of payments.
  • Check for group rates.

Planning.

  • Research the destination area thoroughly!
  • Make a list of activities
  • Book your travel early to get the best deals and to make sure there’s enough space for the entire group.
  • Some group tours require booking in advance when there are so many people in a group.

Organization.

  • Give everyone the same group trip plan so they know what’s happening at any given moment.

Accommodations.

  • Think outside the box. Alternative accommodations include renting a house, which often costs less than booking a hotel.

Traveling together with friends and/or family can create bonds that can last forever…

Endless Dream Vacations

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