Predictions for Business Travel in 2022
Companies are looking forward to the future of travel in the next year. The pandemic has caused travel to permanently change, and when you travel to your next business event, you will notice these changes in both your domestic travel and international travel.
International business travel is expected to increase by as much as 34 percent in 2022, most likely to make up for some of the losses due to the pandemic.
Seasoned travelers are looking to take that long-coveted bucket list trip that they have been putting off.
The past two years have been tough for travelers on a budget. The economy has forced people to look at their expenses overall and make some sacrifices. As a result, we may not have as much for our group travel budget as we would in previous years. There are still group travel destinations out there that are budget-friendly, even in today’s market. Your group trip can be budget-friendly for everyone. Read on to learn about the best budget-friendly group travel destinations for 2022.
The Best Group Travel Destinations on A Budget
Nashville, Tennessee is the cultural hub of America’s south. In Music City, guests can hear a live performance at any of the city’s many honky-tonks, or see music history at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Rentals in this town start at an astonishingly low price compared to other destinations. For example, many travelers have scored an Airbnb for as little as $55 per night, which gives the traveler more cash to enjoy all this fascinating destination has to offer.
Philadelphia is a great city to spend a few days on a group trip. This area may be compact but there is plenty to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Many centrally located hotels offer lodging for $150 a night or lower, which can stretch your trip budget. You and your group can indulge in everything Philly has to offer including spectacular restaurants, museums, plus historical sights such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Another bonus: Most historical sights in Philadelphia are either free or have a nominal charge and special rates for groups.
The low-key city of Coeur d’Alene in Idaho has something for every traveler. There are a multitude of activities available here including hiking, kayaking, dining, and shopping, plus much more. Visitors can enjoy their trip exploring the National Recreation Trail either solo or in a group. Groups can rent large Airbnb lodgings in town for an incredible price, where some can be less than $150 a night.
Head north to Montreal for a Canadian adventure on a budget. One great thing about this city is that it has that quintessentially European feel—without the hefty budget needed. The city is full of markets that are inspired by Europe, many wine bars, and a wonderful selection of shopping and dining experiences. Depending on the season, you can reserve a great Airbnb for less than $50 nightly.
Iceland in the winter months is a great bet for an affordable group trip. During your time on this exciting island, your group can see epic waterfalls, glaciers, and hot springs. Many group travelers have gotten unbelievable deals on home rentals for under $100 a night. As a bonus, flights from most U.S. destinations fall far below the peak season rates.
Caribbean Cruises have always been the go-to trip for groups on a budget. On a cruise, you get all the amenities of an all-inclusive resort with the ability to see many other destinations. Many excursions can be arranged by the ship’s activities coordinator, or you can find excursions on your own for a better price at the destination. While most meals are included in the overall price of the cruise, this is a great way to stretch your vacation budget.
Playa del Carmen, like most of Mexico, is a budget-friendly travel destination. Groups can enjoy sunning on the pristine beaches or take a day excursion to exciting sites like Chichen Itza. In this area, you can get an oceanfront rental for as low as $115 per night for a larger group, and can be as little as $30 per night for a smaller group trip.
Costa Rica is a Central American destination that has so much to offer at a great price. You can rent a large home in this destination with many amenities for less than the cost of a standard hotel room per night. You can use this extra money saved on lodging to have the best possible experience here. Plus you have a multitude of activities waiting for your group including horseback riding, water sports, zipline, and wildlife and nature excursions. Getting around the country is also easy and inexpensive.
Traveler’s Q can assist you with all your group travel planning needs. Contact us today to speak to a group travel specialist who can help you plan your next group trip to fit your budget.