It seems like every few weeks, travel booking site Kayak rolls out a new feature that aims to make travel searching and booking even easier for travelers. Kayak’s new tool, “Trip Huddle,” improves the trip-planning process for groups as multiple people can suggest, vote on and collaborate on the perfect trip.
Based on a recent Kayak-conducted survey, 48 percent of travelers report planning a group trip is incredibly stressful. Using Kayak Huddle, groups can nominate their most valuable planner to lead the charge and create the options for others to consider. To start, the MVP creates a name for the trip and then either logs into a Kayak account or creates a new one. Then the organizer can invite other travelers to join the group through e-mail or via a curated link. Next, the MVP can choose one or many destinations. If more than one is chosen, group members can vote. The MVP then chooses a selection of dates and ideal accommodation options for which travelers can vote as well.
The MVP isn’t the only member who can suggest locations, dates and lodging; all members can chime in and then choose a time to close the nominations so everyone can vote.
It may only be a matter of time before Kayak introduces other group travel functionalities to ease the worries of a historically stressful activity.
It’s no secret single men who travel often look to mingle. Thankfully, there are plenty of great cities where guys can cut loose and potentially meet the girl — or guy — of his dreams. Here are a few hot spots for single men around the world.
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If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Kish Island, 12 miles off the coast of Iran, is a former private resort that boasts a wealth of luxurious accommodations, excellent shopping and awe-inspiring beaches. Spending a day here probably won’t feel like enough, but any more than that could break the bank.