Planning your amazing trip
You can waste hours searching online for the right group holiday. Chat to packed and cut through the noise. Tell us what you're looking for and receive recommendations tailored to you.
Our group travel experts create bespoke group packages, finding you the right accommodation, airport transfers and flight options. We're even on hand to book restaurants and activities in-destination.
Cut out the payment pains - everyone pays separately via their own link. We'll chase so you don't have to and keep you posted.
1. Create a trip
Give it a name and add a few dates, destinations and budgets
2. Invite your pals
Whoever they are, get them involved and voting on what matters
3. Put together your plan
See everyone’s preferences clearly and in one place
4. Be ready to book
Gather full names, fad diets and dates of birth all at the tap of a button
What our customers say
As lead booker, organising a group holiday can be a nightmare. All considerations rest on you to herd the party towards a date and location, balancing concerns and managing budgets and payments
The time invested is staggering. On average group leaders will consult 38 different websites before settling on a location and will set foot on the plane having undertaken anywhere from 10-30 hours of planning. By way of comparison, in 24 hours Jack Bauer stopped a political assassination and rescued his kidnapped wife and daughter.
Large travelling groups bring many problems. The first big issue you’ll have to negotiate is nailing down a date you’re all free. Even presenting an initial range of weekends that the girls aren’t already backed up with weddings can be challenging.
But you finally have a date. How to organise the thing? Long email chain? People don’t check it often enough and will inevitably miss crucial emails. WhatsApp it is. With the onus on the group leader to double save all the documents and track responses to questions about individual needs. Dietary requirements? Ski carriage needed? Flying from a different airport to the rest of the booking? Every change, every question, every detail must be accounted for and relayed. And now there are just 16 lots of payments to be made on time. In one month. And then again in three months time…
Our ears are burning...
Group holidays usually mean the lead booker will have to police payments being made towards the holiday on time. It’s often a thankless task given that you may not know every party member. It can make tapping people up repeatedly to pay money an awkward experience for all involved.
Not when you book with packed. We give every member of the party a separate booking link, so we know who pays what and who still owes. Leave chasing the stragglers for a final payment on payday to us and we’ll keep you posted.
Pressure to get it right
Although most decisions will be made in concert, the group leader may feel the weight of a successful holiday rests on them. This should never be the case. Booking a holiday should be an enjoyable process based on camaraderie and looking forward. Allow an expert group travel planner to take the weight off.