Resorts are meant to relax and enjoy with family, friends or colleagues during weekends or during vacations. There are numerous resorts in the city that cater different people with different needs. Resort outings can be arranges by Escape2Explore, Travel Professionals, etc. The factors to consider when choosing your Resort Outing are many; I have piled up some of the major factors after numerous Resort Outings. This list is common and it may vary depending on the team size, themes, Outing type, etc. I will try to include the universal factors, if something is missed please feel free to add on to this list.
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Top 6 factors one should consider before opting Resort Outing:
1. Distance of the Destination
The first and foremost thing is how far you are willing to travel i.e. which destination you are choosing and list the Start destination –Via- End Destination. It’s worth figuring out a preferred maximum distance and taking a compass to a map to determine the limits of your planning.
When determining the vacation it’s very important to consider the amount of time you are considering in spending your vacation. When deciding on the time always have 1 day extra due to the unexpected challenges while traveling long distance.
Financial planning is an important factor; one of the most important items to consider is when choosing weekend getaways is your budget. During budget planning always plan for the comfortable expenditures like Food, Travel type, Lodging, Shopping, Extensions or inclusions of destinations, etc. We suggest you to not to carry lots of cash instead can use cards and if you are carrying cash it’s better to distribute to all your vacation mates so that this can help in any unexpected thefts.
4. Type of Outing
Outing type depends on whether it is a corporate outing, family outing, outing with friends, etc. One should decide and invite the people and keep them reminded about the journey start and end dates prior to 1 week so that they can plan for the vacation.
Interests are nothing but the expectations of your team / family towards outing. This depends on the age appropriations. In case if it is for corporates then the theme will be Team building activities with mixture of fun games and Adventure activities. If it is a family then there will be sightseeing sessions, Relaxing games, fun games, etc.
6. Resort Facilities
Once the above 5 factors are ready then the next step is towards choosing the ultimate resort for your outing. There are so many resorts all over the world, you need to select depending on the distance, budget, and time and travel type. Once can fetch the help of Adventure companies, Travel professionals or online community to select the resort.
Before selecting the resort one should consider the bookings list, Pricing Package, Resort details like check in or check out, Resort Facilities, Location of the Resort, does it suit your theme? How flexible is the resort bookings, Games available, restaurant – food is a vital part of any vacation, terms and conditions of the resort, do they have any complimentary options, Doctor on call facilities.
Once you have collected all these information the next is towards having the traces of information about the resort like viewing the Online customer reviews, viewing the gallery images of the resort if it’s online or request for it before deciding.
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For corporates – Resort Accommodation details, pricing packages; if your team size is more than 30 then you can demand for some percentage of discount, Camping options, Resort facilities – to conduct the Adventure and Team building activities the resort should have vast area. Restaurant and menu details – do they provide custom menu? Do they have any complimentary options, how nearer it is to the famous destinations, Doctor on call facilities.
Hope the information provided has helped you in choosing the resort!!!
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Conclusion: We plan your theme based Resort outings depending on the above factors and we have tied up with more than 2500+ resorts which help us to serve our customers better.