Travel Tips for Consumers!

Author : teriann

This time of year signals the start of vacation season. Schools have closed their doors for two months and those persons who saved up their vacation time find that they have two weeks of freedom.

Those who are smart savers might have even managed to put aside enough funds that will allow them to splurge on a trip to foreign shores.

In order for your vacation to be stress free, there are a number of things to be considered.

Travel Tips

Plan Ahead – Trips that are planned the last minute usually have many problems. It is much better to carefully plan where you will stay and what activities you want to do while on your vacation.

Do Research - If you have decided to travel abroad it is important to note what the local weather is like at that time of year. If you don’t like surprises it pays to check so as to enjoy your trip.

Make a budget –  It is easy to go on vacation and over spend. It pays to have a list of the items that you really need and stick to it.

Remember the exchange rate of your currency from the currency of the country you are visiting to avoid spending more on an item than you would if you had bought it locally.

Check travel restrictions – Recently airlines have had to conform to various security concerns and as a result travellers have had to contend with more complex security clearance at the airport.

It is important to note that since the security procedures differ from country to country, travellers should wear clothing and footwear that is easy to remove with few if any metallic parts.

Stay Locally – Instead of spending thousands of dollars getting tickets to fly overseas why not think of staying somewhere locally? A number of hotels offer reduced rates for locals and they offer world class service.

A few days at a guest house, depending on its location can cost up to less than half of an airline ticket.

So hope those tips helped! Where are you going this summer? Let me hear from you!

Teri Ann Renee Paisley

Gleaner Online Writer

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