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Shirley Rourke VP of Groups Only 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Planning a Group Vacation

  • A group of travellers horseback riding in New Zealand.

Group travel is one of fastest-growing parts of the travel industry. But it’s also one of the most complex. Luckily, you don’t have to go it alone. And you can heed the advice of seasoned travel professionals who’ll help your group travel planning go as smoothly as possible.

Goway Groups Only is North America’s oldest and largest team of Group Specialists. We’re here to help you plan custom group travel for any group of 10 or more adults going to over 115 countries worldwide. Get in touch if you want to plan a group vacation. And keep reading to learn about our top “dos and don’ts” of planning a group vacation.

What are the top tips for planning a group vacation?

1. Don’t leave it to the last minute or wait for lower rates.

Group rates tend to get higher the closer you get to departure, so you want to lock in the best rates with as much lead time as possible.

2. Do plan your group in advance.

Ideally, you want to book at least 12 to 18 months in advance to secure space. This lead time gives you the best choice for hotels, and the best rates.

3. Don’t risk losing money by booking in local currencies.

Currency is always fluctuating, so don’t be lulled into “cheaper” local rates from the destination, and then end up paying far more than you expected.

4. Do let Goway quote you in USD or CAD.

We offer guaranteed rates and have over 53 years of purchasing internationally. Avoid any currency changes or last-minute money surprises.

5. Don’t risk your funds by booking with in-destination operators that you don’t know.

It can be risky to go with locally-based operators if you don’t have prior relationships. As well, some insurance companies will not cover you in these situations.

6. Do trust your money with Goway.

Your funds are safe with us! We heavily invest in consumer protection and are fully licensed and bonded in both the US and Canada.

7. Don’t do too much.

It’s easy to get excited by all the possibilities of a group vacation and plan too much on a single trip. Try to avoid this pitfall and don’t make your itinerary too busy. 

8. Do let a Goway Groups Only Specialist design a tailor-made itinerary with the right balance.

We will design an itinerary that fits your needs and wants and allows your group plenty of time to enjoy the destination without feeling rushed.

9. Don’t do the same old, same old. 

Avoid seeing the usual sights on your group vacation. There’s no limit to what you can do, so don’t settle for a cookie cutter itinerary and conventional travel experiences.

10. Do let your Goway Group Specialist help you plan a unique trip that’s right for your group.

We’ve got the experience and the destination knowledge to plan innovative, interactive, and one-of-a-kind experiences for your group. We want to connect your group with each other and with the destination you’re visiting, so we’re committed to customizing a trip that’s as unique as your group.

Goway Groups Only is ready to make your group vacation the most unforgettable trip yet! Get in touch today.

29 Aug 2023, 5:24 p.m.

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