Traveling with a group of friends is fun in many ways. At the same time, it comes with lots of complexities. If you are an organizer of the tour, then you will have additional responsibilities.
A group of travelers includes both adults and kids. From managing their travel and accommodation to the safety, everything will be on you. To ensure that everything goes well, you require a well-planned strategy and some tools. Here are travel tips that may help you to organize a trip, which is memorable for a long time:
Establish Buddy System
There is always safety in numbers. If your group has many people, then you can make pairs of them. Ask each pair to stay close to another pair of travelers. You can make some guidelines and ask group members to follow them. Instruct the members to contact you in case they require any kind of help.
Pick Right Hotel
Your group will have kids and women. While choosing a hotel for your group, ensure that it is a safe and family-friendly accommodation place. Inquiry about the hotel through different sources and inspect it well before booking it for people with you. In addition to safety, it is necessary to make sure that the hotel is close to the places you are going to visit.
Check For Deadbolt
Ask all the group members to check their room’s doors and window for the safety. Being the group leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that everyone is safe in their hotel room. Whether it’s a tour to a quiet place or to a big city, you must do a door check to make sure that all the doors are dead-bolted. Instruct all the travelers on what to do in case of an emergency.
Decide Rendezvous Spot
One of the most difficult parts of a trip is bringing all to one spot. It takes a long time for an organizer to visit all travelers’ rooms and ask them to gather at one place. To eliminate such a situation from taking place, you can decide a rendezvous spot where all the group members will gather. Before everyone leaves for their room, you should tell them the time when they have to come to the decided place.
Distribute Emergency Contact
We belong to an era of digital technology where almost everyone has a cell phone. Make sure that all the travelers in your group have your phone number on their cellphone. If there is another team leader after you, then the individual’s number should also be there. Ask people in the group to contact any of you two in case of an emergency. You can do this by giving them your card or telling them verbally.
Get Inexpensive Safety Products
There are many kinds of non-technical products that you can customize as per your safety requirements. You can get some personalized t-shirts and distribute them to group members. Ask them to wear the tees whenever they are outside the hotel. If you cannot afford t-shirts, then you can buy some rubber bracelets. Also known as silicone wristbands, these bracelets come in many colors and can be customized. You can engrave the group name or member numbers to make it easy to count them.
These are some safety tips while traveling with a group of travelers. Using them, you can make a trip safe and memorable for all. You can apply them and ask people with you to follow all the instructions to ensure their safety and comfort.