Have you been dreaming about group travel and a rewarding vacation for years? Whether you want to plan a getaway with your big family or best friends vacation, it’s time to take the plunge. But with so many options to choose from, where do you start?
Your first call should be to your trusted Travel Advisor to make sure your group vacation is smooth sailing with the best price and perks possible.
Everyone can benefit from using a Travel Advisor for a big (or small) group travel experience. Our clients are multi-generational families, travel buddies, family friends, sports groups, family reunions, religious retreats and so much more! Anyone looking for a group travel experience can benefit from the help of using a Travel Advisor. Here’s how a travel advisor can help with the best group travel experience.
1. Get Group Travel Deals
We can help secure the best deals to save you time and money! We work with vendors all over the world and build strong professional relationships. We can work with these vendors to make sure your group is not overpaying, and also negotiate upgrades, additional amenities, onboard/resort credits and private group activities.
2. Let Us Track Payment Schedules
It is an inevitable part of group travel: Money will cause issues as budgets vary and people get busy. Tracking down a member of your party that is “ghosting” you when a group travel payment is due can be extremely stressful. Your Travel Advisor is the one to step in and track down the rogue party member and mitigate any financial situations that arise.
3. We Streamline the Planning Process
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and opinions offered about your group vacation? We streamline choices best suited for your group. Our first hand knowledge and past group experiences help make us experts as to the best destinations and travel experiences to suit your groups unique needs.
Did you know you can’t make changes to a room booked by another person? Do you know who can make changes? Your Travel Advisor. We can play “room tetris” with vendors and suppliers to get everyone staying near one another. Or we can keep you far away and can say, “There wasn’t any availability next to grandma’s cabin. The only cabin available was 3 floors away.” Your secret is safe with us!
A Travel Advisor will also map out important dates, payment due dates, airline tickets, transfers and help make sure the whole group has the proper documentation for travel.
4. We Research & Plan Your Excursions
Does everyone have a different idea of fun? Maybe some of the group wants to lay in a hammock in the sun, and the others want to test their bone density on a thrilling adventure. Travel Advisors help make sure everyone has a great time with suggestions and mediation to plan time together, and time apart.
5. We Take the Stress Out of Group Travel
Dealing with different personalities, finances, expectations and overall communication with multiple people gets stressful for a novice planner. Your Travel Advisor is a non-partial advocate for the WHOLE group and not a single individual. The exception is if it’s a wedding group, in which we serve as a team couple.
As Travel Advisors, we will not be strong-armed by your sister Karen who insists everyone MUST attend Island Basket Weaving, when everyone else wants to drink rum in the sun. Your brother Mark who calls us with the “best idea ever? We can shut him down too. When your mom calls to try to re-arrange the entire trip 3-days before you leave? We can cool her jets too.
A Travel Advisor helps save your group time, money, stress and ensures that your vacation is full of happy memories!
Contact the team at Castle Vacations today at 516-366-9008 or fill out a no obligation quote request to plan your next group travel getaway or great adventure!