Stress-Free Group Travel Planning
North American Precis Syndicate
Finding a fun place for the whole family to stay on your next vacation may be simpler than you realize. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Most people would agree that there are few things better
than taking a trip with friends or family members, dropping the distractions
of everyday life and simply being together. Staying in vacation rentals is a
popular option for families and groups of friends because these
accommodations offer ample space and privacy, many
have unique amenities such as a backyard or pool, and guests can split the
cost several ways.
Eighty-six percent of travelers say they involve others in the
decision-making process when planning a vacation. The more people you have in
your travel party, the more complicated the planning can be.
If you’ve ever planned a family reunion or girls’ getaway, you
can relate to how time consuming it can be to find a place to stay that suits
everyone’s needs. There are a lot of logistics, communications streams,
and preferences involved when planning a group trip.
Tools for Planning Trips
To simplify the process, there are now online group planning tools from Vrbo, including Trip Boards, that let travelers save (or “heart”)
their favorite vacation homes, cabins and condos in one place with a simple
click. You can compare listings you may want to book and invite fellow
travelers to vote and leave comments on which rentals they like best (or least).
Share Trip Boards on social media to inspire your followers. You can use
the “invite collaborators” link to allow friends and family to
help you choose your next stay by voting and commenting on their favorite
“Planning a trip with family and friends shouldn’t be
stressful or time consuming,” said Melanie Fish, Vrbo
Family Travel Expert. “Our new features were designed to make the
process easier and more fun, because planning a group vacation should feel as
effortless and enjoyable as being on one.”
With the Vrbo mobile app, you can choose to be
updated with push notifications whenever a friend or family member joins your
Trip Board, votes or comments on a property, making the decision-making
process quicker. When it’s time to pick a house, you can rest assured
that you found the perfect place for everyone.
These group planning features are available on desktop, mobile Web and the
Vrbo mobile app, available for iOS and Android
devices and free to download.
Find your vacation home match at www.vrbo.com.
“To simplify travel planning,
there are now online group planning tools from Vrbo,
including Trip Boards, that let travelers save their
favorite vacation homes, cabins and condos, and compare listings with fellow
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)