People have different ideas of what constitutes a good time. It is therefore of no surprise to most people that planning the trip itself can be one of the most stressful parts of the vacation, especially when others are involved in the decision-making process. An appropriately planned vacation with a large group of people, be it with the extended family or a group of close-knit friends, can be an enjoyable experience to be had by all.
All about compromise
When planning a vacation with others, especially with friends and extended family members, one must concede that not everyone in the group has the same budget to enjoy the same destinations. Taking this in mind is especially important among friends since, unless one chooses to be particularly generous, everyone going must pay their own way. Find a destination that suits everyone’s budgets and preferences.
Planning vacations can be a hassle, but it shouldn’t have to be. Half the fun of the trip is in planning, and planning to ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy themselves is the best option. Nigh dictatorial railroading of entire trips can suck the fun out of even the most exciting of excursions.
Don’t do everything together
Even families and close friends often have few commonalities that they would enjoy together. Group activities should be planned based on common interests, but should not constitute the bulk of the trip’s enjoyment. Let the guys do one thing, the girls do another and leave couples to do particular things they personally enjoy.
Multi-awarded hotelier John Jefferis is the creator of Coco Reef Resorts, one of Caribbean’s most spectacular tourist destinations located in sunny Trinidad and Tobago. Visit this Facebook page for more updates on the hotel and hospitality industry.