Planning family reunion transportation is no small task. Not only is it an opportunity to see loved ones and meet new family members, but it’s a great excuse for heading to destinations you might otherwise miss out on. We’ve put together this list of tips to make your family reunion something the whole family will remember fondly for years to come.
Not only do you have to juggle a lot of schedules, but there’s lots of other questions to answer before you can start putting the event together. Will it take place on a single day, or over an entire week? Where will the family reunion take place, in your hometown or another destination? What special needs might you have to accommodate for your family reunion transportation? Depending on the size of your family, these can be tough questions to answer. Try sending out a questionnaire suggesting three locations and three dates and have people rank them based on their preferences. While it’s impossible to please everyone, this ensures you make as many people as happy as possible.
Choose a few family members who are organized and reliable to help you put it all together. They can help you organize your research, funding, bookings, communications and more. Don’t forget to have them help you make back up plans in case anything falls through. If you have an assistant who is handy with a computer, have them make a family reunion website to keep everyone informed and in communication. This is especially helpful for destination reunions so you can share information about the locale.
Once you’ve got your plan started and all your lodgings booked, it’s time to ensure the practicalities are taken care of. Try to plan group activities so that there is at least one thing that everyone will enjoy. A fun idea is to have a blank family tree set up so that people can fill in their branches. Have people bring photos or provide digital copies that can be shared around. But most importantly, make sure everyone can get there!
We know that a family reunion only happens if everyone can get there! With 68 years in the business, a modern fleet of comfortable vehicles and a staff of trained, professional drivers, we can help you make it happen. We provide group transportation with all the amenities like air conditioning, on board restrooms, WiFi, DVD players, electrical outlets, satellite tv and more! Give us a call today at 800-346-7129 to discuss your options.