Every once in a while, a family will have the opportunity to get all the members of that family together and have a massive holiday. This might only happen once in a lifetime and they will have to make sure that it is the holiday of their lives.
Getting a lot of people together can be very complicated. Everyone will have to have the same day off and if there are kids involved, you will have to make sure that they have the same term holidays, otherwise they will have to be taken out of school and that could be a problem.
Making sure that holidays are perfect takes a lot of work and sometimes it takes years of planning and things can still go wrong. Therefore, one member of the family should take the initiative and organize everything and be the main point of call for the other members of the family.
If you are in charge, then the first thing that you have to decide is the destination. You are not going to be able to please everyone. Just have a chat to the members of the family and see if there is something that they would prefer over other things.
Just be aware that people are going to moan and put their own two cents in, but you should just ignore people who are like that because they will not be moaning when they are sipping sangria in some exotic location.
Once you have decided on the location, you should start getting quotes and seeing if you can get some special offers. Once you have found the right price, it is time to make a booking and you will need to collect everyone's details. This can be stressful, but you should stay calm and everything should go smoothly.
You need to plan ahead to make sure everything is sorted. You need to know how you are getting to and from the airport, what your excursions that you want to do when you get there, and what rooms you have at your disposal. If the kids are old enough, you might get some peace if you put them all in the same room and then you can relax. Just make sure that your room is close to their minds, so you can check on them.
Excursions and Tours
If you are thinking of picking some excursions or tours then you should have them planned before you go, especially if there are a lot of you going on the holiday. You should contact the hotel and see what excursions that they have to offer.
They should be more than happy to send you an email with all the names and details of the tours, as well as the pricing. If they do not want to do this, you should Google the area where you're staying, find a touring company and give your money to someone else.
When you contact the company for the details of the tour and you have chosen which tour you want, you should give them any special requirements that any members of your party have and you should ask them if you need to bring any specialist equipment with you.
For example, if you are going somewhere hot, then you may not think to pack any full shoes and some excursions and tours might require that you wear them. If you are going walking in the mountains on a shore excursion or going on a rope adventure, then you will need suitable shoes otherwise you will not be allowed to take part and you may have wasted your money.