As travel restrictions are slowly being lifted, many of us are in the process of planning a vacation for the first time in months! This is excellent news, especially for those of us who had to postpone our travels because of the pandemic.
Of course, travel planning isn’t always easy. There is much to think about and for some of us, it can be quite a stressful process. To help make things easier for you, here are some tips we hope you find useful.
#1: Use our website
You don’t need to go far to begin your travel planning, as we have a helpful tool on our website. Just head to https://week99er.com/travel-with-us/ and use our location planner. With tips on where to go and what to do at each location, this is an excellent starting point for those of you still wondering where to go for your travels.
#2: Use comparison sites
When researching such things as flight, hotel, and car hire prices, don’t spend longer than you need to online. It will take you an age to get all of the information you need if you visit individual vendors and you will end up with more bookmarks than you know what to do with!
To simplify the process, use a travel comparison website and get all the information you need within minutes. Skyscanner is a popular choice – visit https://www.skyscanner.net/ – but there are plenty of other travel comparison websites online.
#3: Benefit from professional help
Why do all the planning yourself when you can benefit from the services of a professional? We are thinking of professional travel companies who will arrange most of your booking needs for you and your family, and we are also thinking of event companies who arrange travel for businesses. There are also those companies that do both, such as MTI Events who cater for both personal and business travel needs. Visit this page for an example of what they do: https://www.mtievents.com/personal-and-leisure-travel/group-golf-trip-planning/.
So, make life easier for yourself and sign up with a company that meets your travel needs. They won’t pack your bags for you but most other things will be taken care of.
#4: Communicate via a virtual meeting place
If you’re traveling alone, you can go where you want and do what you want without having to consult with others. But if you are traveling with other people, your life will be a little more complicated. Not only will you have to compromise some of your travel plans, but you will also need to be in constant touch with your traveling companions about booking and itinerary details.
Make your life easier by setting up a virtual meeting place. You could do this by setting up a Facebook Event page or a WhatsApp group and inviting people to it. You can use these platforms to discuss ideas and note down details without having to talk to each person individually. Make sure everybody has their say when planning the vacation as this will avoid any tensions down the line.
These are just some of the things you can do to simplify the travel planning process and we hope they were useful to you. Leave us a comment below if you have any others ideas and continue around our website for other useful pieces of travel information.