When you decide to book your vacation, you have to check a few points to avoid the big disappointment at the time of departure. I am registered with a few travel groups on Facebook and have seen the same questions and issues come up a lot of times. Sometimes solutions could be found, but sometimes the trip had to be canceled altogether!
So we are at the moment when you have chosen your destination!
1) Check the geopolitical situation of the country
Safety above all. Do your research regarding the geopolitical climate of your intended travel destination.
2) Have your identity papers up to date: an essential element when you want to go on vacation!
So there, you breathe a little while saying to yourself, well yes, logical! Yet this summer, I saw no less than 50 posts from people realizing that they had:
· Lost their identity card / passport
· An expired identity card / passport
· A passport that expires less than 6 months before the end date of their stay
You won't necessarily need everything depending on your destination. Before booking your plane tickets (especially if the departure takes place less than two / three months after booking), check your identity papers!!
3) Do not forget your license and the appropriate bank card when renting a car
What could be more annoying than wanting to take a road trip and having forgotten your license or forgotten to take your international license if the country requires it? But now that you've read this article, you'll think about it!
Likewise, find out about your rental agency. Even if you pay over the internet, some will ask you for a credit card for the deposit and we usually have debit cards. The agencies then allow themselves to pressure you and ask for a sizeable amount of money as a deposit, or they simply don't rent the car to you.
Are you not sure you have the right bank card or need an international license? Ask the agency directly via their contact form or on social networks!
4) Don't book plane tickets without looking at hotels!
And I would go even further by suggesting that you book a hotel here for example, most of the time, hotels are cancellable until the last moment!
What are the unpleasant surprises that you risk?
- Stumble upon a particular event (religious or large fair for example): the hotels will be full and expensive,
- Be in an area with few accommodations that meet your criteria: they may be full,
- Waste your time there!
Of course there are lucky people out there who do really well at the last minute, but I like to play it safe!
5) Find out about the excursions you absolutely want to do
Buying some tickets on the spot can cost you a good hour and sometimes they are cheaper on the Internet! It would be a shame to give up a visit to a museum or an excursion that you were dreaming of because you had not looked at the price or there was no more room!
Example: you are going to London and you want to see the Harry Potter studios! Be aware that places are selling like hot cakes, there is a good chance that you will not find any more on the day you want at the last minute (or even a month before).
The article is written by Sean Early, a leading writer and editor, who regularly contributes to well-known Forums. He also has a deep interest in Research writing and provides assignment writing help services to university students. you can get in touch with him through Twitter @seanearly.