Time-Saving Hacks for Group Travel

Going on holiday with a big group of friends and family makes for an exciting holiday, but it can also bring a lot of stress. There is always one person who takes charge, but organising an itinerary and booking transport for more than five people is easier said than done.

Group travel can be challenging and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! With the right time-saving hacks, you can ensure that your entire group enjoys their time abroad without letting the logistics get you down.


Planning is essential when travelling in a big group, without it – chaos ensues. From restaurant reservations and accommodation to transport and itineraries, all the logistics need to be coordinated perfectly if you’re going to enjoy your holiday without any unnecessary stress.

Effective transport is normally the big one when travelling abroad. Public transport tends to be too complicated and arranging taxis will get confusing (not to mention, expensive!) quickly. Park and ride options from major airports like Gatwick simplify your journey and ensure there is enough room for all your passengers and their luggage.

Utilise Your Phones

Most of us are always on our phones so use them to make your travel logistics easier. Checking in at the airport one by one can be time-consuming but now every passenger can do that from the convenience of their mobile.

If you don’t want the frustration of figuring out everyone’s schedules and finding a travel date that suits you all, many shared calendar apps do the job for you. These apps have notification options that keep everyone informed when anything is added, or any changes are made.

Checking In

The airport is often the most stressful part of any holiday, let alone when you’re travelling as a pack. We’ve already discussed the cons of in-person check-ins, but your frustrations can extend to boarding the plane and booking tickets.

Consider the advantages of pre-booking tickets together, purchasing priority boarding, and coordinating group check-ins. This ensures that everyone in your party is seated together and that all travel updates are shared. You could also benefit from cheaper ticket prices when booking as a group.


One of the only disadvantages of travelling as a group is that you can’t do things spontaneously. You’ll need group-friendly accommodation that can facilitate your party’s needs and explore time-saving options for group dining, such as all-inclusive meals and reservations at local restaurants.

It’s important to remember that not everyone will want to do the same thing all the time. You can keep the peace on your group holiday by staying patient and allowing the group to split off so everyone can do what they enjoy.

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