Are you nervous about having to organize a overseas group holiday? Don’t be! Here are our tips and suggestions to make it a memorable holiday…
Appoint the ticket booking to someone responsible
One of the hardest things to get right when it comes to group holidays, is the transport. Unlike a local trip, overseas holidays are a little complicated; simply because you need to book the tickets well in advance. Making sure you do so will not only cut your expenses (which, inevitably means you get to spend more on holidaying!), it will also reduce that last minute stress you are bound to feel. So make sure to give your group a deadline for the confirming of tickets. Anyone who doesn’t, unfortunately will have to stay back.
Know before hand where exactly you’re staying, and how exactly you’re getting there
Whether you are booking a 5 start hotel in Dubai, 4 bedroom villa Maldives, or a private resort in Mexico; you need to know well beforehand where you are going to be staying exactly. This ensures that you will not have to struggle upon arrival; and that you won’t spend unnecessarily on undeserving accommodations. In our experience, going with friend recommendations work far better than checking online reviews; as the later can easily be fabricated. Apart from this, it’s also vital that you organize transport for you to get from the airport to your accommodations; as it can get very messy upon arrival.
Plan out the events and activities
Whether you’re planning this trip to India, Africa, the Middle East or Maldives with friends, there’s only so much of site seeing, playing the tourist and sunbathing that you can do before getting bored. To avoid this, make sure to plan your trip from day one to the final day. Remember that in most overseas countries, the night life is as happening as the day; so you’ll have plenty to do during the dark hours as well. Make sure everyone catches up with their sleep during the flight so you’re all well rested and ready to holiday!
Remember to be mindful of your different tastes
Regardless to whether you’re traveling with friends or your family, it goes without saying that not all of you will have similar tastes or interests. It pays to remember this when organizing activities or even food. Try to have a variety included, so it caters to all. Have a “free day” in which the group can scatter to do whatever they want; regrouping at the end of the day. This can also be the day that you opt to laze around in your hotel room…!