Travelling with a Large Group


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Travelling with a large group of people is not simple. One of the major challenges when travelling with a group is how to ferry many people from one location to another. If there are more than five people travelling together, a standard car will not accommodate all of them. Using public transport such as buses and cabs come with their own set of issues. Using a Melbourne car hire can ease some of the frustrations and stresses of travelling with a large group.

Tips for Travelling with a Group

You can benefit from following the following tips whether you are travelling with family or a group consisting of more than ten people. These tips will go a long way towards making your trip a success.

Set up rules and regulations and post them before departing. This way the participants know their boundaries before the trip begins.

Arrange a meeting with the group beforehand to discuss the itinerary. This will be the time to allow participants to have a say in the activities planned and settle whatever differing opinions there may be.

It is also important to organise a time for the group to separate into smaller groups or for individuals to do their own thing. Spending time together during the entire trip is not healthy and may frustrate some people in the group.

A group will probably consist of various age groups. When planning the itinerary make sure to include activities for each age group. There may be children or seniors in the group and they will most likely not enjoy doing the same type of activities.

Use a car rental as much as possible. You can save on travel costs as some rental companies offer discounts for large groups travelling together.

Alpha Car Hire offers a wide range of new vehicles, from small economic cars to family SUVs and luxury 8-seaters. The vehicles are offered at discounted rates, with no hidden fees or charges on all quotes. Alpha Car Hire has eight locations across three states. You can also rent one of the company’s utes or trucks if you are carrying out a weekend removalist job, cleaning your yard or moving house. For more information about travelling with a large group, visit

Benefits of Hiring a Car

If you are travelling with a manageable number in a group, say less than ten people, it is better to ride in one vehicle rather than in two or three separate cars. Everyone is together in one vehicle, thus preventing the chances of others getting lost.

By renting a car, you can travel at your pace and stop at various spots to enjoy the sights or just stretch and take a break. You are also in control of your trip by being able to drive where you want and when you want. You can save time by not depending on public transportation, which runs on schedule and on specific routes. Using cabs can be expensive and leaves you at the mercy of unscrupulous cab drivers.

Car rental companies offer new vehicles. There is less chance of a vehicle breakdown if you are driving a new vehicle. If the car does breakdown, the rental company will only be too happy to send another one at no additional cost.