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Start Planning your 2013 Reunion

Family Reunions or any type of reunion can be a lot of work finding a location, coordinating everyone coming in from different areas, finding hotel rooms, finding activities everyone is going to like etc. Who has the time? I do! I can help plan your reunion.

What better way to gather loved ones than at a family reunion? or reunite with classmates with a reunion. Whether your group is large or small, consider getting help from a travel agent. I can take care of details ranging from recommending appropriate destinations to arranging for airline tickets, and making hotel or car rental reservations.

I am well acquainted with cruise ships and resorts that specialize in family & group travel. I can help with last-minute itinerary changes and cancelled flights, as well as arranging for group members with special needs. For large groups, I have access to pre-negotiated airfare and hotel rates. And, I am friendly and patient third-party to help prod those family members who may not be quick to decide on travel plans.

START PLANNING EARLY

Planning a family reunion can become complicated, especially a large reunion involving lots of people. Experienced reunion planners recommend that families begin planning up to two years in advance.
Allow time for your guests to plan. Give them enough advance notice to adjust their own schedules in order to attend. If you are planning a reunion that involves traveling long distances, or an adventure like a cruise or a trip out of the country, many family members may need time to save money and make special arrangements for extended leave from work.

Be prepared for guests who require special consideration. Everyone has different needs and it is important to the success of your event to be aware of those needs and have adequate time to plan accordingly. Disabled guests may need special equipment or accommodations. Others may need to arrange for pet care. Whatever the circumstances, leave yourself enough time to ensure suitable arrangements can be made to accommodate everyone.

Picking a date that works for everyone can be one of the most difficult but one of the most important steps in planning a family reunion.
Avoid the obvious busy times of the year. Try not to schedule your family reunion on major holidays, or during prom and graduation season.

Consider holding the family reunion on a cruise ship or at an all-inclusive resort. Each offers entertainment options for every generation and can take much of the stress out of planning activities around varying interests.

The best reward for organizing a large get-together is being able to enjoy the day when it arrives. Planning a family reunion can be a stressful endeavor. Ask for help so it does not become so burdensome that you are not able to spend time with your guests and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

I am available to accompany large groups on cruises and resort locations to ensure a successful event and to give you the time to enjoy every minute of your reunion!