General | June 5, 2023

5 Reasons Why Vacationing Abroad is Better with a Group

If you’ve ever traveled outside of the country, there’s a good chance you traveled with family or perhaps a significant other. Though these trips are certainly awe-inspiring and a great way to make some wonderful memories, traveling abroad with a group is an experience that everyone should have at least once. Here are five of the best reasons to consider taking an international vacation with a group:

#1 – Less Planning
You’ve probably heard stories about how group travel ends up being difficult and complicated, the truth is that it rarely is – especially when it’s being planned by a professional organization that’s been around for decades. Years of working with specific hotels and other service providers make it easy for them to create an exciting itinerary that makes everyone happy and is perfect for the entire group. This means that rather than planning every last detail on your own, you can sit back and enjoy the itinerary an expert has created for you.

#2 – It’s Usually Less Expensive
Most hotels and other service providers are more than happy to provide discounts for larger groups, so the more people traveling together, the less expensive your part of the vacation will be. You’ll likely pay less on everything from airfare to lodging, and you may even save some money on food and drink, too. Many organizations have optional promos available for group travelers, so be sure to learn as much about these as you can before you depart.

#3 – New Experiences are More Fun with Crowds
When you travel abroad, there are all types of new experiences to be had. Sailing out on the open ocean, going scuba diving, skiing down a slope, or even trying an exotic food you might not otherwise be brave enough to try are all relatively common on vacation. Though these things can be fun with your family or significant other, they’re even better with a larger crowd.

#4 – It’s Amazing for Bonding
Just as families go on vacations and couples go on honeymoons, groups can go on vacation together to solidify friendships and bonds that maybe wouldn’t otherwise exist. There’s only so much you can learn about someone in a professional setting, and oftentimes, people turn out to be incredibly different once they’re out of the workplace and in their tropical (or snowy, depending on the vacation) comfort zones. Take the opportunity to get to know people a little better, and you may just find yourself bonding with some unexpected people.

#5 – Your Perspective May Change
One of the things that seems to grip people the most when they travel to new places is the culture. Seeing how differently other people in different parts of the world go about their everyday lives is extraordinary, to say the least. When you travel with a group, new cultures often trigger new discussions about the way things are done at home, and within those discussions, you’re likely to hear some new perspectives you never even considered before. Group travel can seriously open your eyes and give you a unique opportunity to learn about the world in a brand new light.

If you’ve never had the opportunity to travel with a group, it’s an incredible experience that everyone should have at least once. Whether you’re headed to beautiful New Zealand or you’re going on a weekend ski trip in the mountains, be sure to keep an open mind when it comes to new friendships and new perspectives. Travel the world on a BSSC Vacation!