Do you love to travel? Are you not quite sure if you prefer to explore on your own? Worried about not having someone there to capture all of those Instagram-worthy moments?
There are many things to consider when making a decision on whether or not you should embark on your first group trip. Your experience usually determines if you’ll travel in groups in the future.
Before we get into deciding whether group travel is right for you, let’s first familiarize ourselves with what it is.
Group travel is when a collective of people decide to plan and book a trip together under the same reservation with a discounted rate on hotels or flights.
The number of people involved can range anywhere from 10 to 40, with planned itineraries & accommodations made by a travel agent or the participants themselves.
Group travel requires you to be considerate of others’ time and that means sticking to the itinerary and showing up to all designated meeting points on time.
Those who like to sleep in, stay out late, or just hit the town whenever the urge hits them, are usually not fond of being tied down to itineraries.
Relinquishing control can be difficult for someone who often prefers to be in charge of their own trip planning. Stick with solo trips or trips with one or two other travelers.
There’s nothing wrong with self-awareness. Some people aren’t good at making friends & they know it. If that’s you, group travel is probably not your cup of tea.
This should be the first indicator as it’s the most important. Planning group trips requires that all deposits and payments are made on time. No exceptions.
Group travel takes commitment. Commitment to the destination, itinerary & restaurants. You have to make sure that you are 100% all in before signing up to joining a trip.
Being able to step out of your comfort zone is crucial when traveling. If you’re not up for taking one for the team, focus on vacations more curated to your tastes.