A good itinerary has two things. First and foremost, addresses for the driver. If your group is traveling to a large city, there may be multiple hotels with the same name. Having addresses for the driver saves time, questions and headaches for everyone on the trip.
The second is activities that appeal to everyone. Sound impossible? It isn’t. With a little research and pre-planning, even the pickiest group can have a great travel experience!
One way you can help make everyone – no matter what their age or interests – excited about the itinerary is to have multiple choices. You could have two to three different activities planned at the same time. Participants would be able to choose what activities they wanted attend, making it easy for everyone to have a good time.
Here are some great ideas of multiple choice activities:
- Brewery Tour
- Historical Site visit
- Museum tour
- Zoo trip
- Winery Tour
- Go Kart Racing
- Ropes Course
- Cooking class
- Craft class
The list can go on and on. You dream it, you can add it to an itinerary if it’s available in the area you plan on traveling! Ask members of your group for ideas of what they may want.
On a trip to Atlanta, GA, our group planner had an array of stops planned – both to and from our destination. We had groups who went whitewater rafting, one group stopped at a race track, and we all enjoyed visiting the Coca-Cola museum. It was a fun trip, with lots of activities to choose from and that made it special.
Planning a large group trip may seem like an impossible task. Don’t fret! Ask your motorcoach sales associate for help! He or she is an expert at group travel and chances are, your group isn’t the first to travel to that destination. Your sales representative may have lots of ideas and area knowledge and can help plan your itinerary.