How Group Travel Can Save You Big Bucks

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.

A Traveler’s Guide To Making The Most Of Your Vacation

Eyeing on special offers from hotels doesn’t always come as often as your favorite TV show. So when you get the chance, you will want to grab the experience without spending too much money. Most offers nowadays are geared toward small groups or families that usually have a difficult time finding budget-friendly but high-quality hotels. It’s a great business tactic, actually-it attracts more customers even during off-peak seasons.

Depending on the destination of your choice, various hotel offers are among the provisions that many are taking advantage of. During low season, people take the chance of grabbing all these hotel deals because once the promo is over, they have to wait for so long until a new hot deal will come out. If you’re one of the many heading to a beach or camp out of the countryside, grab the special offers while you can. Always remember not to settle for all the inclusions in the offer but also create a much more enriching experience like touring like what a local does.

Below are some tips on how you can get the most out of your stay in your preferred destination, especially if you get a great deal on your hotel:

1. Eat like a local. Some cities are known for its excellent delicacies, so embark on a gastronomic journey whenever you can. Everything from the famous restaurants you can find in travel guides, to roving food trucks (that cater to yuppies and university students) will surely delight your taste buds and provide you with uniquely delicious flavors.

2. Immerse in the history of the place. There is an abundance of museums and guided tours that will provide you an enjoyable education in about any city. Indulge yourself in the culture and find out more about its significance to the society and why it is relevant to your travel.

3. Watch a sporting event. If your preferred destination is home to basketball or football, make time and squeeze some of it in your itinerary.

4. Go online and check out (or simply ask your concierge about) current activities and events within the area. Should there be festivals taking place within the vicinity, go there. Involve yourself in local celebrations and other fun community events. There may be plenty that you can fit into your itinerary to make your trip even more enjoyable.

5. Walk around. It may sound physically tiring but this is the best way to learn and understand more about the city. It comes in cheap too as you may not need some sort of transportation to get you to tourist spots.