Group travel can be a fantastic experience – after all, who doesn’t love making memories with friends and family! But traveling in a group does add a layer of complexity to any trip. Luckily, we have all the tips you need to make sure your group travel goes smoothly and you’re all still best friends (or happy families) by the end of it!
Choose a Key Organiser
In every group, there is always one person who is better at logistics and planning than others. Allowing this person to lead the planning process is the best way to ensure that the trip gets organised in the most efficient way possible.
The key organiser should be responsible for creating a trip itinerary and ensuring all key important bookings are made ahead of time. It also prevents any mistakes, like people ending up on different flights or booking two hotel rooms for the same night.
While a single person being the main organiser is a good idea, it is also important that you don’t overwhelm any one individual in the group. Delegate tasks to different people so that everyone has a role: such as organising the private car and driver, choosing a restaurant for dinner, planning a tour or day trip, and more.
Set a Budget
Every trip, no matter how extravagant, needs a budget. It’s important that you collectively decide on a budget ahead of your group trip so that you have set expectations of how much you plan to spend on things like accommodation, meals and more.
While it’s fine for individuals within the group to spend more or less than others on personal things, like shopping or souvenirs, it’s best that you have an understanding of what you’ll budget for anything that is being shared. This prevents any awkwardness or people feeling pressured to spend more than they’re comfortable with.
Organise Transport for Everyone
Multiple cars can lead to problems such as getting separated and
arriving at your destination at different times, plus it doubles the number of things you need to organise! Instead of having two or more vehicles and designated drivers, arrange for a larger car that can comfortably accommodate your entire group. A private driver also means you can all enjoy the trip without worrying about navigation or taking turns behind the wheel.
The key to enjoying trips and activities as a group is to be flexible. You can’t keep everyone happy all the time, so remember to be accommodating with your preferences and go with the flow. You might not end up doing everything exactly the way you would like, but you will have memories with your friends to last a lifetime!
Schedule Alone Time
Finally, don’t think that because you’re travelling in a group, that means you need to spend every waking moment together. Schedule some time or specific activities to do alone, so that you can recharge your batteries and come back to the group ready to go.
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