Monthly Archives: December 2017

Vacation and Travel Planned

Not all of us can afford to book an airplane ticket and reserve a deluxe accommodation to places we only imagine. Aside from that we also need some funds to spend when we arrive to our chosen destinations. Travel and shopping always come together. We cannot close our eyes when we see the products they offer in our chosen location. To make our trip enjoyable and affordable we must have a plan.

Access to the internet will be the best tool to guide us anywhere in the world. There are sites where we can compare the prices of airline tickets. If you book flights through an online travel agent today, you can pay nearly $50 per transaction in additional booking fees. Now, some travel agent says ‘no’ to booking fees. By booking online, the booking fees will be removed and you can use that money to shop in your destination and enjoy the holiday you deserve. Ask for coupons and promos. Airlines offer discount travels depending on the time of the year like the low season. Travelling with group like tour group or travel club will also give you a lot of savings. Take advantage of glorious all inclusive packages.

After booking your tickets, you must look for the accommodation. You can search the site again. If you want surfing, search for a hotel near the surfing area. If you desire for a night life, book near the city. You only need a place to stay during the night or to take nap. So, you don’t need an expensive place. You will be out and exploring the area all day. Don’t reserve for long days. One day is enough, You can always extend your stay if needed. You will be going to places and you can stay in that particular place if needed so that you will not be going back and forth. Time is gold when travelling. You have to make you use of it every minute. My point here is not to spend too much in your travel time. Keep going, don’t go back. See all the interesting places in that area. If you’re in the northern area, explore the place. Spend your night with the locals and tomorrow will be another day. That way, you will be saving a lot from hotel accommodations. The people in every country will be more than willing to extend their hospitality thereby gaining more friends.

Travelling During the Silly

With Christmas just around the corner, you are probably preoccupied with presents, preparations and last minute travel plans. If you are travelling, there is one thing you shouldn’t forget… travel planned.

Christmas is the peak travel season and for good reason – the children are on holidays, organisations close and business virtually stops. With so little going on in our corporate and everyday lives, there really isn’t a better time to travel. But they don’t call it the silly season for nothing. There are hoards of people are in the air and on our roads – in tow are the kids, other family members, expensive gifts, decorations, clothing worthy of celebrations and little delights to make Christmas all that more sweeter.

We’ve all heard the ‘Christmas from hell’ stories where flights get cancelled, gifts get stolen, luggage goes astray, accidents happen. You could try and stuff as many things into your carry-on as possible, wrap the kids in cotton, double your doses of multi-vitamins, but that doesn’t protect you against accidents. The smart option is to get travel insurance.

So much more than just peace of mind, travel insurance is the best return on your investment should any mishaps occur. Having a medical emergency in a holiday destination can be a frightening experience as can losing your luggage and all those expensive well-thought-out gifts. But with one call to a dedicated team of travel insurance specialist, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Not only will they be at the ready to provide you with help and advice, they are also able to process your claim and do all the dirty work for you – leaving you to get back to your holiday.

It is no secret that Christmas is one of the most expensive times of year. On top of your usual expenses, you need to buy gifts and fund those festive celebrations so cheap travel insurance is a must. It is important to find a deal that fits your budget but that covers you for all the potential risks. Trust me, you’ll thank your lucky stars that you had the inclination to sensibly take out cover should anything happen. The last thing you want to be doing on your holiday is filling out the paperwork and shelling out more dollars on unplanned emergencies.

Whether you’re jumping on a train to travel interstate or preparing for a long-haul flight to an international destination, travel insurance is a small price to pay for peace of mind. With the right cover you can ensure that you and your family are protected from anything that might potentially ruin your holiday.

See What the Travel Agents

The travel Industry is a multibillion dollar Industry and is
growing significantly each year. In the past the Travel Suppliers would sell their travel packages to the travel agency and the travel agency would sell the package
directly to the public. This is changing!

Because of the Internet and the positive response to the Internet by Travel consumers, Travel Suppliers are now placing their products online for ALL to see. Many Travel suppliers have set up their own web sites, however, hundreds of Travel Suppliers, Consolidators and Travel Wholesalers have teamed up with Travel Industry Trade Associations. For example OSSN (Outside Sales Support Network) is the #1 Travel Industry Trade Association representing and supporting the Home Based Travel Agency, Independent Contractor Seller of Travel and the Outside Sales Travel Agent. There are over 100,000 members in OSSN.

Because of this vast number of outside travel agents — Travel suppliers overwhelm our in baskets with travel deals. Most agents select a particular region, destination or type of travel like Honeymoons, Cruises Gulf trips, Skiing or what ever area they feel comfortable with. When a new Travel supplier is introduced to the membership, members often discuss their product on the private members only message board. The Travel Agents then present these great travel deals to their client
database and the rest of the consumers are left searching for these true yet unbelievable travel deals. (If you want to see a sample of what I am talking about, find the “catch all” fax machine at your work place. Ask about the Travel Faxes that come in? Because faxing unsolicited information is a no, no, you may not see the real deals on a consistent bases)

Travel consumers can view an e-vacation catalog without having
to speak with a travel agent. Not only can you read and see what
travel agents see, you can view videos, online, of your selected destinations.

Travel Places to Visit in December

With the holiday season shadowing December, it may not be the first place to consider for a holiday, but don’t overlook it that fast. There are great climate and family friendly destinations that prove to be a perfect vacation for family and even romantic getaways.

ATLANTIS- BAHAMAS.

Head out to this island paradise and indulge in massive water parks and take up the opportunity to swim with the loving dolphins. The island sports boats and marines give the perfect chance to explore the breathtaking waters. This beauty is also home to a huge variety of animals, making it a fun outdoor activity to spend your time there. Apart from oozing natural beauty, this destination offers the ideal city life attraction such as casinos, bars, high end restaurants and spas to unwind and relax. With a spectacular view from almost any location, the Bahamas are a treat to visit.

HONOLULU.

This capital city of Aloha State is perfect if you are looking for a short yet perfect getaway. Located on the West Coast, it offers an exceptional beach front. With many outdoor activities such as hiking, strolls at the Waikiki beach, art districts at your disposal and a panoramic view of the city from the Diamond Head State Monument, it demands a visit.

NEW YORK.

The Big Apple is one of the most diverse places in the world, with something to offer for everyone. With ample of sight seeing places and activities it’s a treat to visit. As the Empire State buildings stand tall with pride and Central Park adds beauty to the city, a lot if going on at the same time. Skating, theatre and the Central Park Zoo are only a few of the must see attractions and activities this city offer.

BOSTON.

With many hills ripe for sledding in December, this city located northeast of the famous New York City is also an ideal vacation spot. Hit the ice at the Boston Common Frog Pond, which is the oldest public park America has to offer.

BANGKOK.

Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination. Travel here this December, offering delicious cultured cuisine, local temples and a well established shopping district, this capital has it all. Best known for its street food, be sure to have a taste of the authentic pad Thai.

DUBLIN, IRELAND.

This Irish capital is the best December holiday getaway. The city offers history and culture like no other. With friendly locals, finding your way around isn’t a problem at all. Drop by at the Dublin Writers Museum, which offers walking tours that celebrate the works of famous writers such as Oscar Wilde. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the famed fish and chips available at all cafes and restaurants that are dotted all over the city.