Planning a trip or adventure can be stressful. At the same time, adding a few extra people makes group travel planning all the more stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares hacks for planning a hitch-free or stress-free group travel.
Appoint a group travel leader
Appointing a group travel leader should be your first task in planning a group travel. Whoever is selected is the first point of contact and the person who ensures that the group trip is well thought out and planned.
You can not do everything on your own. As the leader, you must assign tasks to other group members, to speed up the group travel planning process. When distributing responsibilities, you must set deadlines to ensure that the tasks are finished in a very timely manner.
Organise your plans
The group leader must make sure all of the travel plans are organised and things put in order. The chosen destination must be contacted, accommodation booked and the decision on whether you will cook or eat at a restaurant taken.
Create a WhatsApp group
You can create a WhatsApp group for your travelling team. Also, make sure you explain to everyone the reason you have added them to the group so that no one will exit. With this, they can receive latest updates about the group travel.
Research group bus fare
Group travel is not something that's offered by every transport company, yet a number of them offer special deals and incentives for booking group travel. So, take advantage of this to cut cost.