10 Top Holiday planning tips

10 Top Holiday planning tips

Planning a holiday can be stressful, but with a little forward thinking it doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 top tips for making sure you get the best deal when booking your next trip abroad:

Book your holiday as early as possible to get the best deal.

  • Booking early gives you more choice and you can get better deals

Choose a reliable travel agent and/or tour operator.

One of the most important things you can do is to hire a reliable travel agent. Most legitimate tour operators will be members of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) or ATOL (Air Transport Organiser’s Licensing). If you’re not sure what these organizations are, check their websites for a list of their members and make sure they have been audited by the travel industry regulator.

Use a credit card to pay for your holiday and you’ll have extra protection.

So, you’ve got your holiday all planned out and ready to go. But wait… are you using a credit card? If not, why not? Not only will it give you extra protection when things go wrong, but if they do go wrong then the credit card company will be there to offer help.

Take out travel insurance (and make sure it covers Covid-19).

Travel insurance is a must. If you want to make sure that your holiday goes off without a hitch, travel insurance will give you peace of mind and protect your finances in case anything does go wrong. You can check if the policy covers your destination, activities and age as well as any pre-existing medical conditions.

Make sure you have the right travel money for your trip.

It’s always a good idea to take out some money before you go on holiday. That way, you can avoid any potential financial issues on your trip and make sure that everything runs smoothly. To do this, it’s important to make sure that you have enough cash with which to pay for things while away from home.

  • Check the exchange rate: It’s always worth checking the current exchange rate before traveling so that if there is going to be any fluctuations in price when using your foreign currency cards or traveler’s cheques, then at least you have an idea of what those changes might be like and can plan accordingly.
  • Have enough money for emergencies: Having extra cash on hand just in case something goes wrong with one of your travel arrangements (say, a flight gets cancelled) could really save the day! Of course, this isn’t going to happen every time but it never hurts to have backup options just in case something does go wrong.
  • Have enough money for transport between destinations: If there are several places which need visiting during your trip then make sure that there is enough money left over after paying for accommodation costs so as not get stuck halfway through because there isn’t enough left over from what was budgeted initially.”

Find a cheap flight to the destination of your choice.

Finding the cheapest flight is essential when planning a holiday. There are several ways you can do this:

  • Use a flight comparison website such as Skyscanner or Kiwi, which will compare prices from various airlines and help you pick the cheapest option.
  • Check the destination’s airport website for cheap flights and other deals that may be available there.

Get travel money before you go.

If you’re going on a holiday, it’s best to get your travel money before you go. Traveller’s cheques are not a safe way to carry money overseas because they can be stolen or lost. Debit cards and credit cards carry higher fees than prepaid currency cards, which are a good option for travellers who want to keep their spending under control.

Work out how much spending money you will need for your trip.

Work out how much spending money you will need for your trip.

Think about how much you want to spend, save, bring back and spend on the trip itself. It’s also worth considering how much of your holiday budget should be dedicated to souvenirs and food.

Compare prepaid currency cards to get the best deal when buying foreign currency abroad.

If you’re planning to travel abroad, it’s important to make sure that your money is protected. Prepaid currency cards are a great way to do this. Prepaid currency cards come in a variety of denominations and can be purchased at many locations, including major airports and online. They allow travelers to lock in exchange rates before they depart for their destination, ensuring they don’t get caught off guard by fluctuations while they’re away from home.

Check out the hidden costs of taking your car abroad.

  • Check that your car is insured for the country you are going to.
  • Check that you have the right driver’s licence for that country.
  • Check that you have the right registration documents for that country.
  • Check that you have the right insurance for that country


If you follow these tips, you’ll be able to book your holiday with confidence. But don’t forget that the most important thing is to have fun.