Tuesday, June 11, 2019

TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING FOR A GROUP TRIP

TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE PLANNING FIR A GROUP TRIP | Hi all! Happy Tuesday and happy working to all! How about your holiday? Is it going smooth and well as planned or become worst?

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More young working adults are working hard to afford a house on their own, especially when there are many properties available for sale, such as Empire Damansara. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Working hard is important, but it is also important to take a break and go for a trip. Going for a group trip is always exciting and fun, especially if it is with you or best friends. However, having a group trip can also be your best or worst type of trip ever. It could be fun and be the most amazing trip you will ever have, where you get to bond with your travel mates. Or, it could be the worst trip you will ever have in your life. This article will guide you through some tips you need to know before planning for a group trip.

1. Have a leader to guide

Although the name says it is a group trip, and that everyone could organize a group trip, it is still best to appoint one group leader to guide the trip planning process. Appoint someone that has great leadership skill so that everyone in the group can know how the planning progresses and what needs to be done next. 

If the group is big and one group leader is not enough, you can appoint another one to help out, in case the planning gets a little bit too much for one person to handle. By having two group leaders, you can split different tasks between two persons. For example, one group leader could be in charge of accommodation, whereas the other group leader will be in charge of researching for things or activities to do. Then, the two leaders can discuss and agree on the final decision with everyone in the group. In the end, you will have most things well organized and planned. 

Know the strengths of your group members. If someone loves to plan, then appoint him to lead the planning. If you are indecisive, appoint a decision maker to make decisions. It is important to get all these sorted out in the beginning before your trip and not waste time arguing during your trip. Remember, teamwork is key when it comes to group traveling. 

2. Have a budget

One of the sensitive topics for a group trip – budget. This is because everyone has different opinions on how much money they want to spend for a trip. Therefore, it is important to sit down and discuss as a group. Having a shared pot of money while you travel as a group could be a good idea too, especially if you stay in accommodation where you are allowed to buy your own food and cook as a group. It will then be easier to have a shared pot of money instead of having to constantly work out on how to split the bills between everyone. Therefore, it is important to discuss and have a budget that everyone agrees to before the trip commences.

3. Book flights

The price for flights or ground transportations can get pretty expensive the closer the date of the trip gets, and availability could be a problem as well, leaving no room for a group. Therefore, make sure you book your tickets early to get the best deals for you and your traveling mates. If it is possible, do check for group rate if you are traveling by train or other road transports.

You will also need to work out the details on how to travel from one point to another. Find out how you plan to get around. Do you need to hire a vehicle? If so, what car would be suitable? Do book earlier as larger vehicles tend to be unavailable pretty fast.

4. Alternative accommodation

You will also need to decide on where to stay. Hotels might not be the best option for a group. Furthermore, it can get pretty expensive as well. Hence, apartment or house might be a better choice for group traveling. This gives everyone a chance to hand out together without having to cram in a small hotel room. Most importantly, staying in apartment is definitely a more affordable option than staying in hotel.

5. Pre plan activities

Have a list of activities that you wish to include in your group trip. After that, you can start pre planning the activities. Get a group discount if there are tours that you want to participate in. Some tours need booking in advance, so appoint someone to be in charge with planning activities. Planning ahead prevents you from missing out on something that the group really wants to do. 

However, do remember to not be too ambitious with your planning. Being too ambitious by having too many activities might leave everyone exhausted at the end of the day. It might even backfire and leave some travel mates stressed out or unhappy. Plan accordingly. At the end of the day, everyone just wants to have fun throughout the trip. Sometimes the best activity comes by chance without having a plan. 

In conclusion, traveling in a group can be fun, if you plan wisely before you depart. After all, group traveling involves lots of planning, organization and team work. 

21 comments:

  1. Betul....nak plan utk trip memang kena get ready semua ni. Kalau x memang carca marba trip

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  2. Wah , satu perkongsian yang sangat bagus terutama 'newbie' macam Naim. Kena ada perancangan yang sangat rapi untuk semua ini. Agar tidak tersesat . Terima kasih kerana berkongsi ilmu ini. Semoga ia terus menjadi manfaat sahabat-sahabat yang lain. Sangat berguna. Selamat Hari Raya ya :)

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  3. It's never easy to plan for a group trip but it's fun!

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  4. Tak pernah lagi rasa kalau bcuti dalam group.. Teringin jgk.. Tip yg menarik

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  5. Haah kadang2 nampak macam simple sebab kita nak enjoy je kan. tapi kalau tak ada plan yang betul. orang yg bertanggungjawab. menyusahkan bnyk pihak

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  6. Tips yang sangat bagus diamalkan ni. Ya, nak buat sesuatu perlukan perancangan yang rapi supaya apa yang ingin dibuat dapat dilaksanakan dengan jayanya. Barulah dapat menikmati percutian kita kan

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  7. betul, nak buat trip in group ni kena ada perancangan betul2

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  8. love tat group photos.. so got feel.. thanks for all the tips. it's so useful..

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  9. betul , trip dengan group wajib plan betul2 kalau tak....so bolehlah guna tips2 yang ada ni , sangat2 membantu, thank you

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  10. Belum pernah buat untuk group yg besar-besar biasa group kecik jer. Tapi tips yang dikongsikan ini mmg sgt berguna. Thank you Mimi

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  11. bagus tips ni..nak buat group trip memang kena rancang betul-betul, kena lantik sorang jadi ketua, kalau tak huru hara jadinya. Yang penting semua kena ambil peranan dan sepakat dengan semua aktiviti yang dirancang. baru lah enjoy.

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  12. Nice tips for group trip Mimi :D But i prefer travel duo. Bcs my family is not the type who travels. But this is a good reference for future.

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  13. Bagus perkongsiannya ni mimi.. kalau nak plan apa2 trip secara berkumpulan kena lah ambil tahu semua ni.. supaya semua yang dirancang berjalan lancar

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  14. Thanks for the tips bukan mudah nak plan for group trip

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  15. memnag kena pergi bercuti..kalu best bercuti dengan kawan-kawan yang suka travel..enjoy je..nad tak sabr nak pergi bercuti ni..hahhaa..rancang betul2 supaya takde yang miss

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  16. Dah lama tak gi holidays dengan group dulu rajin jer... join girls day out tapi yang arrange tu orang lainlah yang dalam group tu

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  17. Thanks for the great tips. I am sure this will be very useful for those who are planning to have a group trip soon. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  18. Have a decision-making leader is very important, if not sure got many arguments. Group trip is fun, provided all must be nice and willing to share their thoughts and be considerate to each and others.

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  19. bagus tips ni mama selalu jadi ketua rombongan

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