Do you have a group of friends that you wish you saw more of (college pals, for example)? It's not hard to plan a getaway reunion, as long as you give everyone sufficient time to include the gathering into busy lives. How do you do this?
Well, I would obviously consult someone like me, who arranges a lot of group travel, because there are indeed a lot of details that go into a successful gathering. You should start by choosing a destination that offers multiple opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Golf resorts are good, with Caribbean islands and cruises are a close second. You might find that a ski resort in Colorado or Utah can offer some very attractive "off-season" rates in June or July. Golf, tennis, hiking, biking, pools, and hot tubs should entice a good segment of your group.
If you have at least 10 people, you can undoubtedly get a group rate which will lower everyone's costs. Other details that need to be included into the package would be local transportation, meals, recreation "packages," flights, and any group sightseeing that you would want to offer. This is why you want to "off-load" these responsibilities onto a professional - there are a lot of details to keep track of.
Having done that, a resort or cruise line will often provide a private lounge for gatherings or cocktail parties. Cruise ships, in particular always have space that they can designate as "private" for your group.
If you are more ambitious, you could choose a wine-tasting or art-lovers tour and have it custom-designed for your group. However, it might be easier to start with a simple resort getaway at first, see how it goes, and then "graduate" to other travel opportunities later.
The key ingredient to success is plenty of lead time (at least 9 months) and careful attention to details. Contact us at (480) 758-5147 today to get started on your group adventure!
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