Why consider group travel?
Most people when they travel go on their own. There is however an increasing number of people who choose to travel as a part of group. There are a lot of advantages to traveling this way that extend far beyond just being a lot easier. If you have never thought of group travel it is something that you should look into as it can be a great way to take a vacation.
The main reason that you would want to consider group travel is that it can be a great way to save money. Many airlines offer discounts for groups so this can be a great way to reduce the cost of your trip. In addition you can really save money by booking an apartment or a villa at your destination. Unlike hotels these rarely charge by the person so you if you travel in a group and several of you share an apartment you can considerably reduce the cost of your accommodation. There are lots of other discounts that you may be able to get if you travel as a group as well.
Another benefit that you will get when you travel as a group is that you will get pre-planning assistance that is far superior than you would get if you traveled alone. Usually the company that arranges the tour will employ somebody specifically to make the arrangements so things will be much better organized than if you traveled by yourself. In addition you get the benefit of not having to do the planning yourself which can save you a great deal of hassle.
Not only will you get assistance in planning the trip but in most cases there will also be somebody there to help with any details that come up during the trip. This can be a huge help if you do not speak the local language. The person who accompanies the group will normally be an expert on the location that you are traveling to so will know how to deal with things locally. They will also know what the best sites to see are and will be able to give you background information that you would not be able to get otherwise which can make your trip much more enjoyable.
One last benefit that you get out of group travel is that it can be a great way to meet new people. When you take a trip with somebody you are by necessity going to spend a lot of time with them. Admittedly this can be something of a double edged sword as you may end up spending time with somebody that you don't like. Most people however find that they make lots of new friends when they travel as a group and that some of these people will become very close friends.