Group-travel for discounts
If traveling with a group of people, use your numbers as an advantage
and negotiate for discounts and/or special perks wherever you're going.
Most cruises have systemized discounts for groups—one free cabin with
10 paid rooms, for example. In terms of lodging, chances are you'll pay
less and have more space by booking a villa, condo, or house rental
rather than hotel rooms for everyone in your party. Contact airlines'
groups departments; even if they can't offer you a discount at this
stage, they can help you coordinate itineraries for everyone in your
party. It's also worth checking out Groople.com, a travel website that specializes in groups.