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Holiday travel tips

Finally, the long awaited festive season is upon us. Many will use the few days off to travel and it’s a common fact of life that the costs reach their peak precisely at the year’s end. To avoid the stress and overspending, you might want to consider the following advice:

  • You can have a travel agent make arrangements for your trip and hotel booking. An agent will help guide you towards the lowest priced flights, hotel rooms, rentals, and all other types of accommodations that go quickly during the holiday season.
  • Plan your trip well in advance. If you haven’t done this, there are always some last-minute offers you might be interested in, especially if you’re flexible in terms of the available dates.
  • Try to avoid the dates when the airfare is the highest; postponing your departure or return for a single day might save you a lot of money.
  • Make sure you reach the airport on time if not well ahead of the departure to avoid unpleasant surprises.
  • Take a good care of your cabin luggage and keep in mind the regulations concerning bringing on board fluids and sharp objects.
  • Travel as light as possible. You might want to buy stuff on sale.
  • Layer your clothes so that you can be prepared for all sorts of weather conditions.
  • When flying, be sure not to wrap any presents when carrying them on board. All wrapped packages are subject to inspection so it’s always better to leave wrapping for when you arrive at your destination.
  • Always keep an eye on your luggage at all times during your travels to ensure your belongings will not be stolen during such a busy and high traffic time.
  • Make sure you put some clothes in your cabin luggage. Your checked baggage may be delayed and you’ll need at least the most basic items until you recover your bags.
  • Tell your neighbours you’ll be away for a while so that they can keep an eye on your home while you’re travelling.
  • Take out a travel insurance policy to cover any situation or problem you can reasonably foresee. A travel insurance policy will not cost a lot, but it will surely save you loads of money in case you have to use it.