By: Kapil Goswamy, CEO & Managing Director, BigBreaks.com
Taking a break from mundane schedule is always exciting and pleasurable. Planning vacation is undoubtedly a fun task, but only when somebody else is doing for you. Otherwise, visiting websites, looking for reliable agents to offer you a reasonable deal can often be neck breaking.
There is no dearth of exotic and mind-boggling tourist spots. Ranging from destinations that are highly visited and popular among tourists, there are plenty of unexplored spaces and offbeat destinations. However, the first challenge is to select from the pool of options. Once decided upon the destination, begins the hunt for striking gold in finding a good travel deal.
A number of factors have to be kept in mind before embarking on a family vacation. The health and comfort of children comes first; also if elder people are travelling along, additional care needs to be taken for them. Therefore, while a package deal should be affordable, it should also ensure maximum exploration of the destination and comfort in terms of food and stay. Below are certain points that can help you select good travel package for your upcoming vacations:
Chalk out a travel plan
Selecting the destination to travel often becomes challenging. Hence, the role of different agencies and packages those offer reasonable deals. However, even before you select your destination it is important to set a budget for your travel and number of days to travel. Setting a budget and number of days would further help to you select the destination now. Likewise it is important to have an outline of your vacation ready before checking out for travel packages, as it would help you to remain focused.
Enroll yourself to travelling sites
With plenty of players in the market, there are many online travel websites offering you budgeted deals. Amidst the competition, they cannot afford to lose a customer. Hence, the trick is to enroll yourself to various websites by sharing your details and mail ids. You would soon start receiving deals, discounts and offers in your mail from where you can select the most suitable one.
Go for unpopular
Brand name sells and hence is expensive too. This is not only in case of apparels and footwear but also in travel website. Therefore, book your deals from less popular portals as they tend to give you some additional discounts in order to build their clientele. Also they may offer you customization and add on as well.
Book round trips
Flight fares are often expensive. The fares also depend upon the distance and destination. While you may choose to travel to various places on a single trip, it is advisable to book round trips. Doing so always try to depart and arrive onn the same airport, it ensures saving on some cash.
Say no to extra
Travel packages often tend to lure by giving you options to select additional services to make your trip more pleasurable and memorable. However, remember not to end up opting for these extra offerings. Offering such as airport transfer, shopping assistance and likewise tend to charge you more.
Travel agency should be 24*7 open
Be careful while choosing your travel agency as mostly during vacation people tend to choose unvisited destinations, therefore there are chances that you may need an assistance to locate your hotels or tourist places. Therefore, it is necessary for your travel agency to be 24*7 available and reachable so that you can seek their help at given point of time.
Plan your trip well in advance
Planning your vacation well in advance not only gives helps on saving on the budget but also help to avail more option and better facility. In case of last minute bookings, you are left to select from the available options and also paying a higher price for the services and bookings.