The coronavirus pandemic has been tough on friendships, with many not able to see one another, let alone plan activities. But with airports opening back up, the prospect of sun, sea and sangria is once again on the cards.
There’s nothing like a good girl’s trip to blow out the cobwebs – and, according to recent research, a girl’s holiday could well be crucial to your overall happiness! Whether you’re heading out on a hen do or simply haven’t had quality time with friends in a while, these simple tips can help you keep holiday-planning breezy, fun and under control.
Create a Group Chat
While organizing a group trip can be incredibly fun, it can also be something of a headache managing decisions and expectations between a large number of different people. As such, creating a holiday-specific group chat should be your first step, so everyone can pitch in on plans and get excited together without any confusion. The group chat is also a great place to put updates on ticketing and schedules, so everyone can see them and no one gets left behind.
Book Travel First
Speaking of schedules: as soon as you’ve landed on a decision for where you’d like to go, get your travel sorted! The further in advance you book your plane tickets, the cheaper they will be. Don’t forget to plan out travel once you’ve arrived, as well; if you’re planning a trip to Malaga, you’ll need to organize transfers from Malaga Airport to your accommodation. Your glutes will thank you when you don’t have to lug your collective baggage across town to your hotel!
There are lots of moving parts when it comes to booking a trip, and it can all be a bit much for one person to handle. As such, it makes sense to delegate responsibility for different things to different people, then to come together and make final decisions as a group. One of you might be tasked with finding the best spots for cocktails and nightlife, while another might be given the task of finding the best things to do during the day. Making sure one of you is in charge of travel means all tickets are safely in one place, and can help keep delays to a minimum.
Pool Your Resources!
Lastly, remove all the stress from the financial side of the holiday by creating a holiday kitty! Getting everyone to put the same amount of money into a central pot can make the fun stuff a lot easier to decide, and pay for. No one will be left missing out from forgetting their purse or running out of their day-spends, and everyone gets to enjoy every part of the holiday together.