Planning A Group Vacation? What To Know

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If you have a group of friends or a group of family members that want to book a vacation but you don't know where to start, there are a few things you can do to make the trip easy for everyone. You'll want to have a group get together to start talking about the following things, and then you can get your trip planned.

Set a Budget

Talk with everyone in the group and find out how much everyone wants to spend on the trip, including airfare. The average budget for a family of four is $4,000, so planning it far in advance can help everyone afford it. You can have everyone give you a range for the amount they want to spend and how long they want to be gone. Once you have a budget in place it makes it much easier to pick a destination and resort.

Travel Agent

Contact a travel agent and tell them what type of vacation you want to have, how many people are going to be in your party, how many different rooms you need, and how much each group or couple wants to spend. The travel agent will do all of the searching for you, and they will find the best dates for you to go. The travel agent will suggest locations, resorts, airliners and more, and can even put together group packages for people. Some travel agencies also allow you to just put down a deposit to hold your pot.

Shuttle Service  

Are you worried that everyone isn't going to get to the airport in time, or that you are going to have a problem getting to the nearest airport? If so, hire a shuttle service like Pacific Coachways Charter Services to pick everyone up the day of the flights and then to take everyone home. This is an easy way to make sure that you don't have anyone missing their flights,and to make sure that you all get to ride together. You don't have to worry about paying for parking while you're gone, or leaving your vehicle unattended. The cost for long term parking can be over a hundred dollars for each family, and it may  be cheaper and less hassle to do a shuttle.

If some people in your group think that the airfare in the package cost is too high or at inconvenient times, they may want to book their flights on their own to save money and time or so they can book with the airline of their choice. There are many great travel agents that can get all of the things on your destination list, and they can meet the budget of everyone who is planning to come on the vacation.