packed | hen & stag weekends made easy
Back in 2017, packed launched the first and only WhatsApp & Messenger based online travel service, designed to save today’s busy traveller from the hours of research and (so often) conflicting online reviews. Since then, their whole reason for being has been to take the stress and hassle out of organising great trips for groups.
The ultimate convenience, your Maid of Honour or Best Man can chat to their hen & stag experts the same way they chat to you, via WhatsApp (02039000223) & Facebook Messenger (facebook.com/all.packed). They provide advice on things like what’s possible for a given budget and where the cool kids are henning and stagging these days, then put together personalised recommendations to match your requirements that are super easy to share with the group (and you, if you’re lucky!)
Everything is taken care of. They book the flights, transfers, accommodation and any activities you like, and then everyone pays separately, saving you and your friends from the awkward payment headaches. Crucially, their promise is that you never pay a penny more for booking with packed - they make their margin from the providers.
In other news!
packed's commitment to making your life easier went a step further in 2019 with the launch of a mobile app, designed to help groups agree on when, where and how they’re making their escape. You simply set up a trip, add a selection of dates, destinations and even budgets, then invite your mates to vote on their preferences. You can even poll for fancy dress preferences. Before you know it, you’ve got a clear picture of who’s in, who’s out and what the vibe is. Much easier than chaotic WhatsApp groups and email chains, and much less annoying!
The packed: Group Trip Planner app is completely free and it’s available on iOS & Android.
So show your Maid of Honour or your Best Man some mercy and send them their way. They’ll love you for it!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How does MySwft work?
You message us on WhatsApp or Messenger and tell us what kind of trip you're looking for. Things like the number of people, the budget per person, dates, accommodation preferences and any activities you'd like to do while you're there. We then put together a list of recommendations which you can share via an easy link.If you like what you see, we set up the trip and you all login and pay separately, saving any awkward payment issues. We then book everything for you and you get all the confirmations you need, and we're available in WhatsApp, Messenger or over the phone whenever you need us.
Is it expensive?
It's as expensive as you want it to be. We make our money from the providers who we have a price match agreements with. So you never pay a penny more if you book with MySwft. We just take the hassle away.
What kind of stag and hen trips do you do?
Usually weekend trips abroad. These tend to be the most hassle which is why people love our service so much. We arrange flights for large groups (a huge pain if you're doing it yourself), and ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the trip
What's the app for?
The app is a free tool we designed to help you guys before you even think about booking a trip. You set up a trip and get everyone to add the dates they're free and vote on their preferences for where you want to go. You can set up polls for anything you like, useful for things like what fancy dress to take. It also allows you collect everyone's passport details and dietary requirements in one tap, which makes life easy when it comes to booking, and there are links out to a host of useful travel sites if you just want to book it yourself