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5 Mistakes To Avoid When Booking Your 2022/23 Holiday

 

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Most of us don’t get to go on holiday too often. So, when we do, it’s something that consumes our entire year, or two. We spend ages researching all of the best places to visit, and then we spend the rest of the year fantasising about the trip itself. Therefore, it can be very disappointing when your holiday does not turn out how you expected it to. To make sure this does not happen, avoid the following mistakes…

 

  • Not taking out travel insurance – A lot of holidaymakers overlook the importance of travel insurance. However, your trip can soon turn sour when your baggage does not arrive and you realise you need to foot the bill for all the clothes and belongings you have lost. And, that’s without even mentioning how expensive it could get if you suffered an illness or injury while abroad…

  • Rushing your accommodation selection – Of course, you’re excited! You can’t wait to book your holiday and post a status on Facebook. However, you need to take the time to make sure the place is suitable for you. For example, if you are looking for somewhere comfortable and budget-friendly, yet with all of the facilities you need, consider a budget hotel. Alternatively, if you are travelling in a big group, it may be better to rent a holiday home. Make sure you check out the map and determine where exactly your accommodation is based and how easy it will be to get to different places.

  • Booking through someone you don’t know – The Internet is home to a wealth of travel options. However, you need to do your research before you book your trip. The last thing you want to do is book your holiday, only to find that the company goes bust or has a terrible reputation.

  • Booking too late – A few years ago, you used to get the best deals if you booked your holiday closer to the time. This is no longer the case, especially with specialist trips, like Sicily cycling tours. You don’t want to miss out on your space! Plus, most holidays only get more expensive. Plus, you can give yourself a lot of stress by leaving booking your trip until the last minute, especially if you are going away as a group. You may find that you all need to get different flights, for example.

  • Not checking TripAdvisor – TripAdvisor is a must for anyone that is booking a holiday. You will be able to read tons and tons of reviews. It can be incredibly insightful. If you search the reviews for certain keywords, you will be able to find out everything you want to know – even the finer details of your exact hotel room. Remember to consider the reviews as a whole; don’t let one comment determine your entire judgement.

 

If you can avoid the five mistakes mentioned above when booking your next holiday, you will give yourself a much greater chance of vacation success. A lot of research and a bit of caution can go a very long way.



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