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The Group Friendly Promise:

Group Friendly was founded out of necessity. Until now, the challenge of finding and qualifying businesses that could accommodate large groups was nearly impossible. It's was not easy to find a restaurant that had enough seats or a hotel with large elevators or entertainment service with great group rates. There are services that are out there, it became our mission to identify them and separate them from everyone else in the industry. Group Friendly Businesses are and qualified and capable of providing for the unique needs of a large group. Today, when it comes to group planning, is the first choice because of the high standards we hold our members to, Clients trust us to find the best Group Friendly service for their large groups. Join the Group Friendly family by applying today! 

Group Friendly Standard of Excellence

Group Friendly requires certain qualifications in order to be certified as a Group Friendly establishment. We invite you to read through the application and then submit it, if you believe your services meet our high standards. (No you cannot simply pay to be "Group Friendly!")

  • Groups are treated with respect – never made to feel as if they are a burden.

  • Groups are provided with “Group Friendly” preferred rates (better than published group rates).

  • Establishments have adequate facilities to accommodate large groups.

  • Establishments are located in an area that is conducive for the group types they are catering to.  Types include youth groups.

  • Establishments have staff on hand that are trained and specialized and stand ready to meet the needs of the group.

  • Motorcoach parking is available on site premises or at a reasonable distance and at a reasonable rate. Written bus parking instructions are readily available to tour planners and group leaders.

  • Payment terms, including billing option for qualified groups, loyalty rewards points earning potential for group leader or operator. In addition, the company will accept major credit cards.

  • Business will have adequate Liability and Errors and Omissions insurance coverage and have contract for services. Motorcoach companies are willing to list operators as a named insured for services rendered.

  • Group friendly free service ratio provided to leader or operator.

  • Group friendly business’s abide by a commitment to service excellence - including the providing a group sales contact, a group welcome upon arrival and assistance throughout.

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