8 Things you must know before you book your international holidays
Holiday- Doesn’t the word excites you? Holiday is the most sought after thing in this hectic global world. Holidays generally represent special religious, adventure; fun days in which you tend to take part in the activities to rejuvenate yourself. Activities not only make your adrenalin pumping but also give chance of cultural exchange
But how do you make sure that your holiday lives up to your expectations? Because this is very important part of your holiday. The answer is planning!
1. Plan in Advance
When you plan an international holiday in advance you not only get reasonable prices but also help you in planning well for the holiday. it’s wise to book at least 45 days ahead of time to get the best deals. Book your tickets earlier once you know and have decided when and where to go, the immediate step is to book tickets – bus, rail or flight. Booking tickets beforehand does not only give you the availability and confirmed seats but it also saves you your money.
HOW to plan a Perfect Holiday
2. Choose your travel agent wisely?
The first thing that you need to check is the legitimacy of a travel agency. There are fake ones which are known as scammers which is the reason why we need to be vigilant and careful in choosing a travel agency so that we will not become a victim of scammers. Look into the travel agency’s certifications and other business permits. If they have all of it, it means they are legit. A website could also give you an impression of a company. Once the website looks professional, it can also give a positive impact to the company. So check the website of the travel agency and determine if you get good user experience and if they have everything you need in the website. Even the web design can tell you how professional a company is.
You should choose a travel agent who tells you everything you need to know. The agent should know the in & out of the destination & not only provide you the best price but also gives the information like Indian restaurant, must see places to visit, visa information
3. Personalized Responsible service
Book with an agent who takes the responsibility of your whole trip and is prompt in reply always take your needs into consideration. In some companies the agent who replies your email or answers your phone call is different versus the person who looks after the tour bookings later. This makes it difficult to reach the right person at time of need. It is always
better to have one agent who can look after your whole trip & is available 24/7 hours in case of an emergency so that you don’t stand stray in a foreign land
4. Flexibility in Itinerary Choose an agent
who is flexible in terms of changing the itinerary or places to visit as per your preference
5. Be prepared… .
Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and pay special attention to co-pays and deductibles. Check the weather for your destination and carry warm clothes or wet weather gear as needed. If you’re renting a car, inspect it thoroughly for existing damage before taking it; and take the “Super Cover” to ensure you don’t have to pay for any potential damage to the car. Always pack a small medical kit.Make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance and pay special attention to co-pays and deductibles. Check the weather for your destination and carry warm clothes or wet weather gear as needed. If you’re renting a car, inspect it thoroughly for existing damage before taking it; and take the “Super Cover” to ensure you don’t have to pay for any potential damage to the car. Always pack a small medical kit.
6. Stay calm Stay calm and don’t let small things fluster you.
Don’t worry too much about a small delay here and there. Remember, you’re there to have fun. Deadlines are for the office.
7. Do less with more Don’t try to cram too much into your vacation.
Make it about quality, not quantity. Take the time to enjoy each place you visit before you move to the next one. And if possible, include a relaxing day or two in the middle of your trip. Day after day on the tourist beat can wear you out. A relaxing day on the beach or just by the pool side can recharge your batteries.
8. Take care of currency Currency is an important factor when you travel to a different country.
Make sure you carry sufficient cash in the foreign currency to meet expenses. Many travelers prefer to rely on cash, but there could be unforeseen circumstances in which more money may be needed. To limit dependency on any one form, it is better to use different payment products. The amount of cash to be carried depends entirely on the destination one is going to, the duration of the travel and the intent