The holidays are here! Are you are thinking about surprising your family with a great vacation in 2019? Or you are engaged? Or soon to be engaged? Do you need to plan that great honeymoon or destination wedding. Well the idea is a lot of fun, but the research can be brutal. It can take 5 to 40 hours to research before you determine if you’ve found the PERFECT vacation. Here are some tips to help you with the overwhelming and daunting task
It is important to determine your budget first. Then figure out how much vacation you will get, based on your wants and needs. You may find you need to increase your budget to something more reasonable. A budget needs to be one of the first things you develop to stay within your financial boundaries.
When and Where
This part is easy if you already have a destination in mind. To assist with deciding on a destination, write all your preferences. Next, decide what time of year you want to go on vacation along with the length of stay. You should also think about the climate and activities are you looking to do.
Brainstorm an activity wish list with your family, group, or significant other. This does not mean that everyone gets what they want but it will help to set expectations. Not everyone enjoys the same activities so this will help you to balance everyone’s desires. For example, an all-inclusive resort could be a great fit. This is where your travel partners have many of different activities.
Come up with several itinerary options to compare. As You Wish Luxury Travel presents three itineraries for our clients to review. Using a travel adviser is helpful. Travel advisers can reduce the stress of planning your vacation. because they do all the legwork for you.
International Travel Tips
Traveling internationally? Then make sure to determine if there are vaccines or visa requirements for that country. Use this time to take a look at your passport and make sure it is not going to expire soon. You could be denied boarding your flight if you have less than 6 month remaining on your passport. So make sure you will have 6 months or more left on the passport from the date of return from traveling.
Call your credit card company and inform them of when you are traveling. This will avoid having your credit card blocked and your transaction flagged as fraudulent. Also, check on ATMs and fees. Is there an extra fee for using your credit card internationally? Determine how much cash to carry. Also, figure out the methods you will use to pay for different parts of your trip.
Don't food yourself. You need travel insurance. It covers so much than medical emergencies. It can cover a stolen camera, a cancelled flight, medical issues and so much more. Remember most health care plans do not cover you overseas.
There are so many steps involved in planning a great vacation. Planning a vacation can be overwhelming. So turn to a professional – most of the time it may not cost you anything extra to use an experienced travel advisor. As You Wish Luxury Travel offers personalized service. We assist with finding you the right trip for the best value. A good travel agent can reduce the stress when planning a vacation. Contact AJ! at 1-844-748-9474 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the knowledge
Sharon Pearson & AJ! Clonts
Sharon Pearson and AJ! Clonts, are Travel Information Consultants and co-owners of As You Wish Travel Agency. This husband and wife team love to travel and have been working in the travel industry for 4 years. AJ! & Sharon do not charge fees for their services. They focus on premium brands that provide luxury travel Worldwide; including River & Ocean Cruises, Hawaii, and all-inclusive resorts around the world with a specialty in the Caribbean and Mexico.