The Pros and Cons of Global Travel Group Holidays

by GuestPoster on January 3, 2011

Global travel group holidays are very popular. There are a number of benefits of going in a group. First of all, it can be a great way to meet new people while exploring the world. Therefore, if you are going to be travelling by yourself, this would be an excellent strategy for meeting new people and avoiding the loneliness that typically accompanies trips by yourself.

However, there are more benefits of going with a number of people than simply the social aspect. For one thing, it is less dangerous than going by yourself. After all, these generally go to some exotic locations in third world countries, many of which are not noted for their security. Therefore, being with a group will prevent kidnappings, thefts, and other potential threats.

Also, groups are generally cheaper than travelling alone. Most people are surprised to find out how reasonably priced these group trips are. Obviously cost is one of the main things that prevent people from visiting places they want to. However, since the costs of group trips are split by everyone on the trip, it will be less expensive.

For example, if you are taking a taxi by yourself, you might have to shell out 50. However, if there are 3 others going in the taxi, that cost goes down to 16.33. Not only will it save you money, but it will also help you get accommodations easier, because hotels often give preferential treatment to groups over individuals. Another benefit is that groups are able to pass through customs quicker than people by themselves.

Also, group travel insurance is much cheaper than single. Therefore, whether you want travel insurance over 65 or under, you will save money by purchasing as part of a group. Finally, the last main benefit of group travel is the lack of planning on your part. The leader of the group is the one who handles most of the logistics, like hotel accommodations, travel times, transportation, etc. Therefore, it takes a lot of the stress out of a trip.

However, remember that group travel is not for everyone. For one thing, you are going to be in close quarters with others a large percentage of the time. Also, there is little flexibility with groups trips, and this is particularly true of larger groups. Therefore, if you want more freedom to do what you want, then you will want to go by yourself. Therefore, there is a give and take to global travel group holidays, and you need to decide if the benefits outweigh the cons.

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