So you know you have a stag do to organise for next year and the lads all want to travel outside of the UK, so when do you need to look at booking?
The general rule for booking flights is; the earlier you book, the cheaper they will be. This is not guaranteed as flight prices can fluctuate, there is no pattern to the market so if you see a good price go for it.
Most low cost airlines have release dates throughout the year, for example on 19th September Easyjet released their flights for summer 2020. If you can get organised around the release date you have a good chance of getting reasonable fares, before demand increases and so does the price.
To help with your budget, be sure to check all of your local airports and be flexible on dates. If your closest airport is London Heathrow, consider also travelling from London Stansted. If you can get a cheaper fare it might outweigh the travel costs of getting transport to Stansted airport. It is also becoming more popular to have a mid-week stag do abroad as weekends are when flight prices are at their highest. If your group can get the time off work, this is a great option to consider.
Basically, the sooner you can start getting organised the better and if you really want to be money savvy, there are newsletters you can sign up to send you alerts for new flight deals.
Whenever you choose to book, please be sure to book with an ATOL registered company like DesignaVenture to keep your money secure.
The last time we spoke on this newsfeed about how the DesignaVenture office can be more environmentally friendly was on the 25th April, our aim was by the end of 2019 is for the office to go 99%* paper free.
It’s now the 1st October and we are ahead of schedule, in fact after a lot of blood, sweat, tears and tantrums (especially from the boss), we are proud to announce that all our procedures are now digital and not a sheet of paper will be printed unless there is no other way.
*99% Paper free means that if there is no other way we will print, such as when a provider needs contract sent back to them in the post or when a client requests their Essential Travel Pack in the post.
Otherwise, the staff have been fully trained in new procedures and meetings have taken place on being environmentally conscious inside and outside of work.
On top of being paper free our website sits on a Carbon Neutral server.
For more information take a look at our environmental statement.
Today, 14th January 2019 is called Blue Monday, the day when most of the population feel at their lowest after the highs of the festive period.
Cheer up your monday blues and give yourself something to look forward to by booking a DesignaVenture activity, weekend or break.
Whether you’re looking to book a stag do, hen party or activity weekend we are ready to help give you something to look forward to.
Just talking to our staff you will soon start to cheer you up, well we do have a 5* Trustpilot rating which we are extremely proud of. Being helpful, friendly and knowledgeable is party of Our Values.
So blow away your winter blues and book yourself a fantastic adventure with DesignaVenture, £30 get’s it booked.
Happy new year to all our customers, whether you’ve booked Quad Biking in North Wales, or a stag weekend in Prague or a Horse racing weekend in Ascot, what we do know is that 2019 is going to be a brilliant year for our group stag and hen parties.
However there’s a hurdle…
Brexit, schmexit, politically who knows what’s going to happen?
Travel wise, will we need a visa to travel to Europe? Will the flights still operate?
Well luckily, ABTA has put a little article together and according to this article there will not be an issue. In this article ABTA have advised us on a no deal Brexit plus details on what will happen if Theresa May gets her deal through Parliament. According to the press the parliamentary vote will take place week commencing 14th January.
If Brexit is our only hurdle this year, than we have nothing to worry about.
Good luck and Happy New Year.
Please find below our Christmas opening hours, or alternatively barley opening hours!
Why do we close all over the Christmas holidays?
Over the festive period most activity sites and group hotel reservation desks close, making it extremely difficult to do any sort of work, so if you can’t beat them, join them, and that’s exactly what we do.
Monday 24th December 2018 – 9am to 12:00 noon
Tuesday 25th December 2018 – Closed
Wednesday 26th December 2018 – Closed
Thursday 27th December 2018 – Closed
Friday 28th December 2018 – Closed
Saturday 29th December 2018 – Closed
Sunday 30th December 2018 – Closed
Monday 31st December 2018 – Closed
Tuesday 01st January 2019 – Closed
Wednesday 02nd January – 9am to 5:45pm
DesignaVenture would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and a totally brilliant New Year!
What can you do with £30?
Here is a little list we’ve compiled:
- 3 Average meals at Nando’s (Chicken Quarter, 2 sides & a soft drink)
- 100,000 Staples on Amazon
- 8 Pints of beer
- A Pair of jeans from H&M
- 6 Big Macs
- 30 Bags of apples
- 24 litre of petrol
- 29 Jars of Branston Pickle
- 30 cans of Coke
Alternatively you can book your stag do, weekend or night with DesignaVenture, make your hen happy by booking her hen party early or make your family happy by booking an activity for the summer.
So instead of buying 29 jars of Branston pickle or 100,000 staples get your stag weekend or hen party booked with just of £30 deposit.
If you’re stuck to buy a Christmas present for someone who has everything, stop filling landfill and instead fill the senses and experiences of a loved one – blimey try saying that again after a few Sherries.
DesignaVenture can turn most activities on this website into a brilliant gift voucher for your father, son, husband, wife, girlfriend (we think you get the picture), giving them an experience of a lifetime, you can even book yourself on or even better loads of his/her mates making it an unbelievable memorable experience.
Gift Experience Ideas
Zip Wire in North Wales – the fastest in the world!
Quad Biking (nationwide) – one of the most popular activities we offer, some locations may require a minimum group size.
White Water Rafting – North Wales or Scotland
Motor Mashup – Drive loads of different cars including Del Boy’s Robin Reliant, Off Road Dirt Buggies and a push me pull me motor – a great gift for the motor enthusiast.
For loads more activity experiences head over to our activities ideas page, pick an activity and we will turn it into a gift voucher, simply call us on 01432 830000.
Gift vouchers will be posted 1st Class Special Delivery (guaranteed next day) – so if you’re doing that last minute Christmas shopping our last posting date will be the 20 December 2018 – we can then always send it electronically.
Every month the DesignaVenture boffins plough through wads of data (basically bookings) and updates our stag do home page with what out stag groups are currently booking and this month is no exception.
So here are the top 10 packages our groups are currently booking:
- A Wheel Party in Bristol
- Beer, Boobs and Boogie in Birmingham
- Bullets & Boobs in Cardiff
- Rage Buggies, Bikes & Scenery in North Wales
- Weekenders in Edinburgh
- Bournemouth Offer Weekend
- Bristol Bargain
- Foreplay in Newquay
- Horse Racing Newbury with partying in Reading
- Notorious Rage Buggies & Bikes in Nottingham
For all the links head to our stag do homepage where you click away and gets some ideas, check availability and also book.
Alternatively why not build your own stag weekend and if more people build the same weekend we will make it into a package, where do you think these popular packages come from? Popular by name, popular by nature.
Remember, if you can’t see what you’re looking for give us a call on 01432 830000 as we love to help, it’s in the DesignaVenture DNA.
We have just increased the amount of stag and hen activities in Benidorm and have actually kept most of our prices the same for 2019, some prices have even gone down in price!
Well, we don’t like to follow suit, so we have also decided to keep most of our stag weekends to Benidorm at the same price.
The same goes for our hen party packages and activities to Benidorm, most prices have stayed the same and some we have even decreased.
We have also added tons more activities including; Jeep Safari, Footgolf, Bubble Football, Jet Ski-ing, Stag Do Pranks, Drag Strip Show, in fact we have added over 80 new activities.
If you would prefer to tailor make your weekend, create your stag weekend just the way you like it, go on to our Build Your Own Stag Do Tool, where you can create a masterpiece, a weekend that the lads will talk about for the rest of time.
This brilliant tool gives you real-time prices with the ability to add and delete activities, accommodation and nightlife in all of our stag do destinations not just Benidorm, with just a few clicks of the mouse you could be booking your perfect stag do!
Keep your beers on chill, your BBQ’s stoked up and your overnight bags packed as the Met Office, for the UK, has predicted warm weather all the way up to the end of October which is better known as an Indian Summer.
So if you haven’t had the time to book your stag do or hen weekend this year, give us a call and get the ball rolling.
You may be booking late, but don’t worry, DesignaVenture will try it’s damnedest to get you the availability you want.
If you’re looking to Race Rage Buggies, thrash down a river – white water rafting or you just want to mix up the best cocktail known to man, DesignaVenture have the ideas and activities to help you on your way.
Remember, booking last minute can be a real nightmare, ringing loads of hotels and activity sites trying to get your group in, so leave it to us, we have lots of hotels and activity sites in all major UK destinations.
Another fantastic plus for booking your weekend through DesignaVenture is each member of your group can even pay us directly, saving you the hassle of chasing people up for money.
Winter last year seemed to last forever, so while the sun shines, enjoy it!