Making hotel reservations for a team of youth athletes and their families is a daunting task. Very possibly, you are now in charge of that duty because you missed a team meeting, and someone nominated you for this job. Just kidding – maybe! And if you volunteered for this job, then even better! The bottom-line […]
As a team travel coordinator, you probably know all too well how quickly costs can add up when you’re taking a trip with your team. Paying for transportation, lodging, and plenty of other travel-related expenses can make staying under budget seem like an impossible feat. Luckily that doesn’t have to be the case.
As with any major financial decision, choosing the right travel credit card can seem like an exhausting process. However, with just a bit of careful research and planning, finding the travel credit card best suited for the specific wants and needs of you and your team is actually less difficult than you might think.
Calculating the costs of a trip is never fun. Even if you’re just planning for yourself or a couple people, making a travel budget can get stressful. Because you’re a team coordinator, your job is even more challenging. Not only are you planning for yourself, but you’re also organizing arrangements for your team and any […]
Shopping for the best car rental deal may seem like a daunting task. Sifting through rental company after rental company gets tedious and by the end of it, your head might be spinning after spending so much time comparing the countless car rental companies competing for your business.
Anyone that has been in a grocery store lately has likely noted the vast number of apple varieties from which to choose. On my last visit, I think I counted about 20 different kinds, each with their little label saying “Good for cooking, eating, and about anything else you would want an apple for.” I […]
Congratulations! You are in charge of making the hotel reservation for your team’s next trip, and the choices of hotels are endless, the variables to consider are massive, and the entire team will hate you if the stay is not perfect. I hope you are getting paid a lot for this job! Just kidding! You […]
We’ve all heard the horror stories. Long lines, cancelled flights, lost luggage; the list goes on and on. Traveling by plane is no walk in the park by any means. On top of that, the more people you’re traveling with, the more things there are that can go wrong. Luckily there are some air travel
I have been in the sports housing business running the THS Company since 1998, and have had the opportunity to book over 500,000 teams into hotels when they were traveling to tournaments. Teams of course are made up of families – parents and their kids, and we all know that some parents do a much […]
HOTEL Select your hotel on the quality or brand your team likes to stay in, instead of its proximity to the venue. At THS, the sports housing service I started in 1998, we never hear comments from teams that “The hotel was not good, but we loved the location.” The common quote we DO hear […]
If you are in charge of securing hotel rooms for your tournament, you need the skills of a seasoned negotiator, the legal mind of an attorney, and the prediction skills of a psychic in your selection of which hotels to use. Third party meeting planners have many paid staff doing what you are likely doing on […]
Packing up your team in a car pool brigade and hitting the road for a tournament might seem like a disaster waiting to happen, especially if you have a long road trip ahead of you. But it doesn’t have to be. You already have the tough responsibility of researching and finding the best hotel group […]
Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever to book a trip yourself. With websites like Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity, who needs a travel agent anymore? Many consider the profession to be obsolete in this day and age. As a result of this, their numbers have dwindled drastically in a short period of time. In […]
It’s one of the main reasons every kid on your youth travel sports team got involved. Improving skills, competing against other top teams, and maybe a bonus of traveling to some awesome places, playing in tournaments is what youth travel sports is built on. Most youth sports teams attend multiple