Let’s face it, group holidays can make or break friendships. If everything goes to plan, you’ll be heading home after an incredible adventure with a collection of wonderful memories that none of you will ever forget. But as we all know far too well, failing to follow the unwritten rules of a group trip could lead to a messy fallout. To avoid any tears or upturned suitcases, here’s everything you need to know about organising a group holiday with Padoq!
One person couldn’t possibly organise something as epic as a group holiday alone. Everyone will have to buckle up and take on a responsibility so that the trip progresses without any turbulence. There needs to be a person in charge of accommodation, another for activities, one for flights…you get the idea. Create a shared document that holds the group’s tasks and pop it into padoq for everybody to see.
Decide On A Budget And Stick To It
Nobody wants to spend the days leading up to the trip arguing over money. It’s not always an easy subject to broach, so make sure you’ve all agreed on a realistic budget before sending potential destinations to the group in excitement. Trust us, holiday hunting will be much easier once you have a price in mind.
Choose The Location Wisely
Although a week in The Alps might sound tempting to an off-piste explorer like you, not everybody will enjoy it (or be able to ski for that matter!). Avoid the endless WhatsApp arguments and use Padoq to ask the whole group for a destination suggestion. Grab these options and place them in a poll to discover the favourite!
Book In Advance
Group meals, boat trips, sightseeing, cocktail making… these all need planning in advance! To avoid missing out on a once in a lifetime experience, make sure you have everybody’s payments ready to book your adventure. You’ll be glad to know that you won’t have to spend week after week chasing the stragglers for their contribution either. Simply send them a payment reminder in Padoq – they’ll soon take the hint!
Split Up Occasionally
Particularly if there’s a huge group of you sharing a villa, constantly being under each other’s feet for a week can be testing. Those funny little quirks you once loved your friend for soon morph into terrible habits that you can’t escape. Whilst some of the group are shopping, the adrenaline junkies can hit the beach for some epic jet skiing – then you can all meet over dinner and chat about your adventures!
Share The Itinerary
There’s nothing more frustrating than that one friend who has no idea what’s going on (you’ll more than likely find them emptying their suitcase in a panic because they can’t find their boat party tickets anywhere). Prevent this nightmare by creating an itinerary and sharing it in your group holiday padoq.
Stick to these golden rules and your group holiday should hopefully be smooth sailing…we wish you the best of luck!
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