You probably signed up for a group trip or two with Travelopolis because 1) You loved the package 2) You can bring your friends along 3) Everything is already preplanned for you to just pay pack and go or 4) the destination is on your bucket list.
But are you really getting the most out of your group trip? I've noticed that there always a select few guests who don't and I want to change that. So I created a list of 4 things you can do on your next group trip to get the most out of your experience.
Connect with Other Travelers
Group trips are a great way for you to meet new people, form bonds, and expand your travel family. If you love to travel and have a hard time convincing your friends to jet set with you, then you should be connecting with other travelers on your trip. Some of my best friends to this day are people who I met while traveling abroad.
But Kemi I am introvert 😔
Don't let that stop you. I am a little introverted myself. If you have a hard time starting a conversation with new people, I recommend that you wear statement pieces, cute outfits, or bold colors and someone will give you a compliment. Use that as a way to spark a conversation, exchange socials, and stay connected.
Attend Events and Parties
Don't travel abroad just to sit on the sidelines. We host a ton of events and activities each day and you should take advantage of it, especially if you are traveling solo. Have a good time, let your hair down, get loose and ENJOY YOURSELF. Attending the events and parties will help you do just that.
Don't go ghost
If you don't have any intentions to participate in ANYTING and you just want to chill on the beach, this last tip may not be for you. But if not, don't go ghost on us. There is always a small portion of our group that I only see at check-in and check-out. Not only do I want to get to know you so do the other guests. But we don't see you and you don't participate in any of the activities, we cannot do that. So get out of your shell a little bit, connect with new people, and attend some of the events on the trip. I promise you won't be disappointed.