You want to leave this winter but do not know where to start?
Here are some tips to help you.
La destination :
Often it is difficult to choose between all the destinations that are proposed to you.
Keep in mind what you want to live as a vacation.
You have to take into consideration several factors: the desired atmosphere, the type of accommodation, the size of the hotel and its category, the beauty of the beach, the quality of the restaurant, the on-site activities, Flight, the entry and exit formalities of the country. Determine what is most important to you and establish a priority list.
Flight times are also important but should not be a determining factor because the airline can change at any time.
Be careful about the climate when choosing your destination, it would be a shame to leave during the rainy season!
Going out with your family :
If you are traveling with children, many tour operators will offer discounts for children on flights, but also on accommodation. Some airlines have children’s “clubs” which give them privileges when booking seats, and during the flight.
Consider the activities offered to them, the mini-club with the required ages and schedules, facilities for children such as swimming pool, game modules and animation. A hotel chain in particular proposes to lend you a stroller on the spot as well as everything necessary for your baby or young child (bath, changing table, bottle warmer and access 24/24 to a refrigerator filled with milk, yogurts and compotes ).
An important factor is also to always check if vaccines are needed or recommended: for this the best thing is to call a traveler’s clinic near you.
Last minute vacations :
As much as you might say, this is a myth.
Cheap holidays last minute no longer exist. Generally what you are going to find last minute is what people do not want … sometimes it can happen to find a good deal but it will be out of school and off season periods.
Now, all tour operators apply “early booking” discounts so that the more you book in advance and the bigger the discounts.
This is applicable to all inclusive and group tours.
Travel Agent or Internet?
Do you know that booking a package in the South does not cost more when you book with a travel agent? Not only does the price you see online is the same but in addition your agent can give you good advice and propose you a destination and a hotel that will suit you.
Numbers of people book on websites and rely only on price: error! Very often sites that seem to offer a great deal will offer you a category of room that is not renovated or too far from the beach, flying hours generally unattainable or with plenty of connections, hotels that are not suitable for your needs.
Doing business with a travel agent helps to ensure a good start.
It is important to check if you have travel insurance. Do not leave without.
Most credit card companies cover all or part of it for cancellation, or even emergency medical expenses.
Call your credit card company to find out what’s covered, check with your employer and then complete with a travel insurance company.
To do this, do not hesitate to contact your travel agent who will be able to advise you on the type of insurance to take.