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Skiing is THE social activity. So why not make the entire process of getting there match? Skiworld launches a new, easy booking system for groups.

There are no two ways about it.

The booking and organising part of a ski holiday is the worst (followed shortly by taking transport to the resort with all your clobber).

It certainly puts people off doing group ski trips, which are the absolute best once you've got the posse out on the snow.

It usually falls on one person to hassle their friends for money and get everything together on time.

And only the rare individual wants to spend hours organising the troops, despite the occasional perks offered by certain companies, like a free lift ticket for the 'group leader'.

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So someone has done something about it.

Ski specialist Skiworld has partnered with 'make it social' to deliver Winter 18/19 customers a social booking solution for their ski trips.

And it makes the whole booking process a lot easier for groups in terms of organisation and payments.

'make it social' is an app that enables users to effortlessly book with friends, requiring each person to pay their piece directly and very easily.

It was created in order to taking the stress out of arranging social activities for friends, by enabling groups of people to book theatre or sports tickets online while paying individually.

The 29-year-old app creator, Eddie Robb, has said it was born out of frustration from personal situations of booking social events.

We feel that!

And that's it...

Skiworld has the holidays, and now the easy going payment process to make the ski holiday smooth from start to finish.

With 33% of skiers & snowboarders doing the sport with friends on group trips, Skiworld has been pondering on how to make life easier for this third of the market.

We enjoyed taking the company's expert advice last season on where to go and how to arrange and go about big group breaks:

SkiworldTo get here...

The app:
  • Quickly see the prices for different sized apartments depending on the size of ski group
  • The 'make it social' booking system is fast and mobile optimised
  • Friends/family can be invited to the group via text message or email directly
  • The group members can see a clear overview of accommodation and resort in the invite
  • The group leader can easily add more members to the group as people agree to pay or opt out
  • No need to chase payments as everyone in the group can pay separately
  • The group leader and rest of the group can see who is going on the trip
It's simple, sure, but uses modern technology to keep it as fuss free as it should be.
Let's hear from the experts.

CEO of 'make it social' Eddie Robb says:

"I know from experience the hassle of being a group organiser.

"Our technology means you don't have to pester people to pay and be left out of pocket. 

"I am passionate about snowsports so am particularly excited to be offering Skiworld customers the chance to use our unique software which makes it easier for friends and family to get together and do things in the real world."

Skiworld's Director of Sales and Marketing Diane Palumbo has spoken a little of this new way to book:

"45% of consumers are comfortable with researching, booking and planning their entire trip using a mobile device.

"Skiworld has recognised the increase in people booking ski holidays via mobile and in groups of friends/family. 

"Skiworld wanted to ensure these customers were experiencing a smooth booking journey and partnering with 'make it social' has made this possible, allowing our group customers to enjoy the booking experience and then want to rebook using this system again."

The feature has launched today, 6th September 2018, so we'll check back in with Skiworld to check on the results soon;

Hopefully it'll be more bookings andmore skiing fun as groups don't get disheartened with what can be a stressful process.

The booking platform has gone live and is set up for all apartments in Skiworld's European resorts:

So, where to this winter?
SkiworldWinter is near ... Have you booked your ski trip yet?

With prices starting from £293pp, including self-catering accommodation, flights and transfers, it's time to cast your mind to winter and get your break booked. 

Below is a step-by-step guide of how 'make it social' works:
  1. Choose your ski holiday
  2. Below the price grid, click on the 'Book with friends' option
  3. Create a ski holiday group by inviting friends by email or text message
  4. Pay deposit pre-authorisation, which triggers the invites sending to friends
  5. They can then attend or not and the group leader can see exactly how the group is coming together. They have a couple of days to pull the group together.
  6. Friends that are attending will then provide their card details. The money is only pre-authorised and won't be taken until the entire group says they're in.
  7. Once the group has all accepted and paid deposits, the payments will be processed, and Skiworld will then check the apartment is still available and confirm the ski holiday booking as soon as possible.
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