Group Travel is not only the most economical way to travel, it is also the most fun! While the logistics can be tricky, there is nothing like touring famous cities with a group of your friends, coworkers, or even your book club! Group travel can be invaluable for team building and creating a sense of community.
How Do We Define a Group for Touring Purposes?
Most travel vendors give discounts for groups, however each vendor defines a group differently. Here are some of those breakdowns:
- Hotels - 10 or more rooms per night
- Airlines - 10-15 seats on a plane
- Cruises - 15-20 beds (based on two people per room)
- Activities - 15 people
Why Should You Use a Tour Operator?
Planning a group tour takes time, expertise and involves multiple suppliers. Airlines, motor coach companies, attractions, accommodations, and restaurants all have different considerations. An experienced tour operator will seamlessly coordinate your group's entire trip-without extra work for you. They will make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate your trip requests. Tour operators also ensure that suppliers are in compliance with federal safety standards. They can make sure the suppliers provide proof of better business practices and are appropriate to the age of your group.
Tour operators are often given additional discounts from suppliers, since they buy in bulk. The can also negotiate free travel for your group's organizer.
Who Qualifies for a Group?
Anyone and everyone! The possibilities are endless. All you have to do is start speaking to everyone you know about their interest in taking a group vacation. Group vacations are great for:
- Family Reunions
- High School Reunions
- Military Reunions
- Fraternity Reunions
- Church Groups
- Dance Groups
- Fitness Groups Fitness Groups
- Hobby Groups
- Singles Groups
- Collectors Groups
- Motor Cycle Clubs
- Sports Clubs
- Country Clubs and Golf Groups
- Student Groups
- Wine and Supper Clubs
- Music Fan Clubs
- Football fans
- Bowling leagues
- Professional organizations
- Business leaders groups
- Women's professional associations
- Community and non-profit groups
- Volunteer Organizations
- Corporate Groups
- Or just friends, families and neighbors