Are you the one who manages all travel plans for the office? Friends or family get together? You can also be someone who likes to go to watch games, concerts, and parties in the group so that you can enjoy with as many people as you can.
Particularly students or young professionals tend to move in groups of 4 to 5 people instead of being a loner on parties or games.
If you are someone who likes to move in groups, here are some interesting tips for you to travel in groups:
1. Renting vs getting a hired transport
The most basic question for you to decide should be whether you go for renting the large car or arrange the ground transportation.
If you are traveling in a group of 4 to 6 persons on a tight budget, renting a car may be a costly affair. You pay for parking, insurance, and off-course the gas which you will be paying from your own pocket.
Renting vs getting a hired and driver driven transport may be a good cost-effective option for you if you calculate the costs diligently.
2. Get group transport for Airport Drops, events, and games
You have a lot of choices when it comes to airport drops especially during the holidays. You can hire uber car to take you to the airport- that certainly is a cost-effective way for a limited number of persons.
If the whole family is going for holidays, hopping onto small cars may not a good option. You may need extra help in the shape of loading and unloading your baggage, no parking fees and above all, you will be stress-free as someone else will be doing it for you at the same price.
Playing and watching ice-hockey is a craze in Canada- same like people in India watch cricket.
They move in groups to reach the stadium and watch the games while chatting, dancing and singing with their dear ones.
So if you are in Canada and want to see a Vancouver Canucks game, you may need to arrange group transport. Same goes for almost any event in any part of the world where you may plan to go out in groups and will require group transport.
3. Peace of Mind
Probably the biggest advantage of group travel is the peace of mind you get. You do not have to arrange many things as a lot of stuff is taken care of easily by others.
You can get a lot of flexibility when traveling abroad with the group as many things are either taken care of the tour arrangers or group members contribute to complete the tasks. You can even easily delegate the task of your bags being carried by others while you enjoy the journey en route to your hotel.
4. You pay lower tips
Another advantage of traveling with the group is that you pay lower tips and other costs can even be distributed.
Tips in groups, however, are not just limited to the tips you pay in hotels or other places. You are also expected to pay tips to your group leader, chauffeur of your limo if you hired one, local guides and other persons.
The cost however, is distributed and you pay less.
5. Catering/Food costs are distributed
Catering is another key area where you save a lot of money. Corporate Catering offered to groups are already offered at a lesser price.
Group catering is great because it reduces the cost and you can enjoy different items in the menu instead of being limited due to your food budget.
If you are moving to a place where you already have been, try to stick with one supplier or provider as long term relationships certainly pay off in terms of low prices and additional menu items with no extra charges.
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