Group Travel

How to Make the Most of a Hotel

A day away is real tonic particularly if you are heading off with a group of friends or a membership club with a common interest.

These trips often revolve around visiting an historical site, visitor attraction or special interest venue. An integral part of any day out is the social side of the experience and is important that you and your friends have an enjoyable time away. A nice cup of tea or more substantial refreshment is all part of the day out. If you are arranging your day, why not consider one of Northern Ireland’s many hotels for your morning coffee, afternoon tea or evening meal.

A hotel is a really great option for a group of people as they often have private rooms in which you can sit as a group and enjoy each other’s company. Hotels are happy to tailor menus to suit group’s individual budgets and can often offer additional added value with entertainment or entry to a local attraction.

If you go away regularly why not extend the trip and go for something different by staying overnight.

If you have never thought of this perhaps this is the year to do it, as there is exceptional value at the moment. An overnight trip is a really great way to enhance your event calendar allowing you to visit more than one place with the added bonus of bringing a social dimension to your group’s activity.

You could even consider getting in a speaker to talk about a common interest or
the local area as part of your trip away. Hotels are a great option for an outing like this as their private facilities are great for dining and meetings. This can be very cost effective and is often given for a nominal sum or no cost at all for overnight guests staying on one of the quieter nights of the week like a Sunday or Monday.

If you are part of a network of groups why not organise a gathering of branches from
other areas and meet in a central location. A real chance to network, swap ideas and garner new partners. Networking opportunities shouldn’t be underestimated, additional time means you can really get to know individual group members and find out what makes them tick in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Hotels are all about hospitality and your local hoteliers are happy to welcome you whether it’s for a quick cup of coffee, soup and sandwich or something more substantial. The hotels in Northern Ireland would be delighted to see you and your members in the coming year.

If you are interested in staying at one of Northern Ireland’s many excellent hotels and guesthouses, please visit our website, or contact us directly on T: (028) 9077 8835. Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHF)