Traveling during the holidays can be tricky and stressful, but with careful planning, it can become a breeze. Over the years as a frequent traveler and travel advisor, we have mastered the art of holiday travel and are here to share our tips to help you enjoy your holidays to the fullest!
Read on for smoother holiday travel.
Pre-Booking: The Early Bird Gets the Worm
One of the best ways to save this holiday season is by booking early. Not only does this provide the best selection of fares and accommodations, but it also often beats the rush of holiday bookings that can drive prices up. If you're frugal, flexible on dates, and plan in advance - you're on the right track!
Air-travel tips: Early Flights and Direct Routes
Early morning flights are often less likely to encounter delays since most airports are less crowded at this hour, giving you a stress-free start to your holidays. Direct flights might be a little costlier than connecting flights but think about the convenience - less time in airports means more time for holiday cheer!
Keep Calm and Carry On: Whenever possible, pack light and carry on your luggage to your destination so have the flexibility of quickly pivoting if your original flights get canceled, delayed or changed. Wear your heaviest clothes, jackets and shoes on your flight to help with your packing. You'll love the freedom of traveling lighter and can always check your luggage on your return flight home.
Be Prepared and Alert: Always Plan Ahead
Well-organized travel plans can save you a world of stress. Always check the weather forecasts for your holiday destination well in advance and pack accordingly. Download weather apps, travel and transportation apps. Print out and keep all your travel documents with you. Bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of delay. Oh yes, plan your airport parking or transportation in advance as this can easily derail your trip.
Get Team Support: If you have complex travel, consider hiring a knowledgeable travel advisor so they can plot out the best trip routing, hotels, ground transportation and experiences to save you time, money and make your travel experience very smooth and seamless. You'll also love the extra support and expert advice in case of unforeseen changes.
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In Summary, Plan ahead, pack your patience and just keep smiling, you'll love the smiles returned back and lifts everyone's holiday mood. Happy Traveling and Happy Holidays!
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