The more the merrier! Why travel alone when you can globetrot with other like-minded travelers who make for great company on a holiday. Sure, traveling with people you don’t know can make you hesitant but there’s really very little reason why. Here are 5 reasons why group travel can be fun. Give it a try and you’ll be surprised!
It’s All About Having Fun
The sole agenda of almost everyone embarking on a group travel adventure is to have fun. From sightseeing and excursions to shopping and dining, it’s all about enjoying the moment and having a good time without a worry in the world. We tend to generally be more receptive and less defensive while on holiday so open yourself up to a slew of new experiences.
A Real Money Saver
Group travel means more opportunities to split costs and save money. It’s a well-known fact that airlines and hotels offer better rates to group travelers than individuals and the savings can be substantial. For the most part, group travel with inclusions like sightseeing and meals works out to be cheaper than solo or duo travel.
Logistics Aren’t Your Problem
Airport transfers, hotel check-ins and excursion tours can be a logistically nightmare for many of us. If you want to enjoy a holiday without the stresses of making sure everything goes per schedules, then you are the ideal group travel candidate! Leave the worrying to someone else, usually a tour leader and focus on seeing and doing new things. Not everything else thankfully needs to be of concern.
You Make New Friends
Undoubtedly the best thing about group travel is meeting new people that you may never encounter otherwise in life. Share stories and experiences and get to know each other better. Traveling is a great way to bond and forge long lasting friendships. You may have met as strangers but you’ll leave as besties! Who knows…you may also meet that special someone!
Someone Has Your Back
They say that there’s safety in numbers and that holds very true in group travel. With a tour guide and other travelers accompanying you for sightseeing and activities, there’s always someone who has your back. In many destinations, traveling solo makes you an easy target for unwanted attention and petty criminals. With everyone around, you’re relatively safer.
Author: Devika Khosla
With the inability to sit still, she’s always going ‘somewhere’. Foodie, spa junkie, animal lover and traveler. That’s Devika’s story.