Ask Trip Coach: Group gatherings

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Most people love the idea of getting together with loads of family members and friends, especially if you're gathering in a fun location. But the more people you have, the harder it becomes to make everyone happy.

How do you pick a destination that's convenient and in the price range of everyone invited?

Who pays for what?

Who decides who pays for what?

How do you get organized, and keep everyone in the loop regarding decisions about food, activities, and accommodations?

What are some ways to use your numbers to your advantage and get the best group discount?

How do you coax everyone into getting along and not driving each other nuts?

How do you even begin pulling off such a monumental, potentially complicated trip with minimal headaches and maximum payoff?

If you've got questions along these lines, ask away, and we'll provide answers in an upcoming issue of Budget Travel.

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