Planning a holiday? There are a few things you can do to make sure it’s successful, relaxing, and fun. Here are some top tips for your next holiday:
Consider a package
Packages are no longer just for the oldies. Now, people of all ages are choosing packages for their holidays. Why? Because planning a trip can be stressful, and most of us are so time-poor we don’t really have the time to endlessly compare flight and hotel options online.
When you book a package, everything is done for you. All those little details that you often forget to think about (like how you’ll get from the airport to your hotel) are all taken care of. Not to mention, since the hotels and airlines are often collaborating, it can often be a cost-effective way to travel- there are many different cheap holiday packages available.
If you’re travelling solo, you get to make all the decisions. But if you’re travelling with someone else, you’ll need to take their travel style into consideration. Before you begin booking accommodation and tours, have a conversation about what everyone is hoping to get out of the trip.
When you travel with someone else, you really see their personality type- warts and all. You can quickly see how they hold up under stress, when they’re tired, or when they’re being bombarded with information and need to make a decision. That’s why it’s a good idea to arrange for some solo time as well. If one of you loves getting out and doing things, while the other just wants to lie on the beach with a cocktail in their hand, feel free to split up and meet up at the end of the day. When you’re organising your trip, try to take both of your travel styles into account- negotiation is the name of the game.
Know your limits
It can be tempting to pack sightseeing at three different locations into one day. But are you really going to enjoy yourself when you’ve spent hours in line in the heat and you’re surrounded by other tourists?
It’s a good idea to consider how you’re going to feel once you’re in your destination. You may be tired or jetlagged, and it’s nice to take things slow for the first day or two. Instead of booking everything in advance, wait until you’re on the ground- often you can negotiate a better deal once you’re speaking with tour operators face-to-face.
Ready to book your next holiday? The above tips will help ensure it’s a fun experience- after all, you don’t want to end up needing a holiday from your holiday!