Tips For Great Holiday Travel
Traveling during the holidays is becoming more and more popular as people are looking to give themselves and their families great experiences and memories, and build relationships, rather than more “stuff”.
It doesn’t matter whether you travel somewhere sunny and warm, or to see relatives and friends, or to cold, snowy ski resorts, a holiday vacation just sounds great!
But, traveling during the holidays can bring with it some challenges you might need to overcome before the fun can begin. So, with that in mind, we have put together a list of safety tips to help get you in the holiday spirit.
Safe Travel Tips for the Holidays…
- Planning your trip – Although it might be too late for this tip right now, whenever possible, book your flights and reservations as soon as possible.
- Book your flights on Sundays, they are typically lower priced than towards the end of the week.
- Know and avoid the busiest travel days. Thanksgiving’s busy days are the day before and the Saturday after, and for Christmas, stay away from December 23rd and 26th.
- Plan ahead and consider getting Global Entry, Clear, TSA or PreCheck to help you avoid standing in long security lines.
- An important part of your trip planning is to know the cancellation policies of hotel and car rentals.
- Consider pushing your trip until after the holidays…if it really doesn’t matter, you’ll find that fares will be lower and so will the crowds.
- Consider going to a less popular destination. Because the crowds aren’t going there, you may find some good deals…ask your travel agent to help you with the type of trip you are looking for.
- Plan to be at the airport early to avoid the stress and possibility of missing your flight.
- If you are traveling to see relatives, plan to either ship your gifts ahead of you or purchase them while you are there. Gifts can take up a lot of luggage space, and wrapped gifts may be opened by TSA during security checks.
- Travel tips during the time of Covid – Covid prevented many people from traveling in 2020, but in 2021, many are now ready to travel. That doesn’t mean Covid is a thing of the past, but although the risks may be there, we need to know how to navigate around it.
- Be prepared for tighter regulations for air travel.
- Find out the restrictions for entering other countries and even states, as well as the regulations for return trips back into the United States. These change often, so you will need to keep checking on them. This can be done usually through your airline’s website.
- Plan for personal preparedness by bringing travel sized hand sanitizer and a few well-fitting masks.
- Plan and book your travel using a Travel Agent. They can help you navigate through all the challenges associated with holiday travel.
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