Traveling in a group of 100, 40 or even 20 people can sometimes be bothersome if you don’t know how to survive this trip. You might have to follow busy itineraries, miss out on things or sightseeing locations you wanted to visit or be forced to share a room with someone you don’t like very much. (Psst! We know you’ve been there)
So in order to save you from all these hassles and more, WNY Holidays is here with some essential tips you need to know before you travel in a group. We know this is going to help you, so thank us later!
The first thing you need to keep in mind is to choose wisely. ‘Choose what’ you might ask? Choose your travel company. Choose your travel companions. And choose your travel location wisely. In a group, there is much coordination and planning which is required. And the chances that you want this responsibility is less than 0.000001%. So we would advise you to give us the headache of organizing your group travel and relax in the meantime. Secondly, ALWAYS choose the people that you want to travel with very carefully. If they annoy you over dinner, chances of them driving you over the edge are PRETTY HIGH. And lastly, choosing your travel location is crucial. If you go to a place where there’s not much to do, you might face the brunt of everyone’s anger. However, if you’re actually looking for some offbeat destinations, WNY Holidays has got some great options.
Secondly, it’s always nice to arrange a pre-travel meet or call wherein you can discuss the itinerary with everyone and break the ice beforehand. This would also give you time to take into account everyone’s concerns and requests into your trip.
Is going solo on a group trip bad? Absolutely not. It should be very clear from day 1 that if someone wants to explore on their own and not just with the group, there are no hard feelings. After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the important stuff because the group doesn’t want to go. Right?
With that being said, it brings me to my fourth essential tip of traveling with a group. Try to be OPEN. Open to new experiences, open to new adventures and open to making new memories.
Speaking from experience, I would never go paragliding myself but in a group I dived right into it, without thinking twice.
Patience makes perfect. When there is a big group of people, chances of your patience getting tested are also equally high. But the important thing to note is that you’re on vacation and so are the others. And on a vacation, people tend to let loose and do things their way( however annoying it might be for you). So try to keep calm and carry on as this will help you enjoy your trip in peace.
Balance. ALWAYS keep your itinerary super flexible and balanced when you’re traveling with a group. Why I say this is because, god forbid if something goes wrong, the other people wouldn’t miss out on much. If someone falls sick, if someone wakes up late or someone has to work an extra hour on their laptop, they’re still able to catch up with the rest of the group. Psst! A packed itinerary will always leave you super tired and lethargic by the end of the day and since WNY holidays is a specialist in curated travel itineraries, call us to find yourself just the right travel plan.
Take the lead. Lastly, whether you like it or not, one person has to be the leader who coordinates with a travel agency/company or hotels. And I suggest you take the lead. This way you wouldn’t have to depend on someone else for finalizing your holiday. However, if you don’t want to take the unnecessary responsibility and burden of arranging your travel plans, you already know whom to call. WNY Holidays.
Now I know I’ve been saying you can call us at WNY holidays anytime. But where? Call us today to arrange your next group trip at 9873351507 or 9873351504.
And not just for your group trips but we also do all MICE events- meetings, residential conferences, exhibitions and even high achievers meets.
So I think I’ve convinced you enough to pick up your phone now. We’ll be waiting to hear from you!