Friday, March 1, 2013

Advice For Organising A Group Holiday


Holidays are often guaranteed to be memorable one way or another and they can bring couples, groups and families together in surroundings away from the place they are used to. Sometimes a holiday can take a lot of planning whereas on other occasions it can be great to just go ahead and book one in an impulsive way. Group holidays are popular for so many reasons, including how suitable they are for stag and hen weeks or weekends, but as there are so many people to make arrangements for this means that there is more of an opportunity for things to go wrong. You do not have to worry over this though as there are ways to ensure that you keep on track with everything that needs to be taken care of.

Allow someone to take charge
One example of a group holiday is when people go on their first trip with their friends without parental supervision. In this case, some members of the group may not feel entirely comfortable with one person taking over all the arrangements but in general this is the best way. If the group decides on allowing one or two people who they trust to make the necessary arrangements then it removes a lot of the possibility for error with certain details. The ones in charge will make sure of exactly who is coming on the holiday and will book the trip at the travel agent. It is also important for anyone who is interested in going on the holiday to give a definite answer by a certain date on whether they can attend.

Sort the money out
Group bookings mean that everyone is accounted for but this also means that the money has to be taken care of in the same way. Deposits will be needed for the booking and this is the first situation in which everyone has to come up with a payment. Each person can go to the travel agent and pay their deposit individually or you can make one person responsible for collecting everyone's money. When the time comes to pay for the holiday itself each person should be capable of paying and by the deadline too.

Accommodation
The place where you stay has to be spacious enough for each of you to feel comfortable because there is nothing worse than being stuck in a cramped area with a number of people. You should all have some input on whether you go self-catering or all-inclusive, as well as the location of where you stay.


Andy Bryan is a keen traveller and has been on a lot of group holidays. When it comes to holidaying in Scotland he recommends www.drynie.com.

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