Planning your next travel destination is one of the great thrills you can get if you are a travel junkie, more so, if you are planning to travel with your good old friends. Can you imagine how fun it is going to be? Group travel has been a very well-known form of travel for all generations, may it be for friends or not. One of the biggest reasons for this is the security and safety of each person involved. What many people don’t realize is that group travel is a great opportunity to save a big amount of money.
Over the years, there was a surge in group travel because it made people feel more secure and comfortable. What came about with the group travel surge was safety and better deals were offered in several segments of the travel industry that only a few travelers know about. Groups give every traveler the opportunity to gain some control when it comes to lodging and accommodations. Depending on the size of your group and the schedule of your activities, there are many hotels around that will gladly cater to your group’s needs. Once these hotels hear the word “group”, the money bell instantly rings. Hotels see group travelers as a good opportunity to cash in on their amenities. Lodges understand that if you’ll be coming with a group of travelers, you will more likely be spending a good deal of money on refreshments, food and tours. Not to mention that if they exceeded your expectations, you may be coming back or raving about their services to your friends.
One of the good tips when going on a group travel is to make a lot of research. Browse for hotels that offer valuable deals and start filtering out some until you only have 2 or 3 choices. From there, pick the best that will be amenable for all. A few simple emails can give you an idea of who is willing to work with you, and you can somehow gauge if they really are customer-oriented. Tell them exactly what you are looking for and what you expect from them. These include the facilities your group might need during your scheduled activities. Let them know if you’ll need a spacious conference hall where you can hold your group meetings or team building activities. Should you need an open field for outdoor activities and recreation inform the hotel before you close the deal. This is important as your activities rely on the availability of the venue. Choose the one that perfectly suits your needs. The more number of people in your group, the more you have the power to get the best deal. One great tip is for every 10 travelers staying in the hotel, you should be able to negotiate that the 11th person can stay for free.