HOW TO PLAN A TRAVEL
If you’re new to independent travel, or even if you’re not, the need to plan and book the whole thing yourself can some times seem daunting. You frequently need to book different parts of the trip separately, and you need to be sure that it will all fit together. But it’s not really difficult. This page explains how I plan a complex journey and work out a budget for the trip, as you might find the same technique useful.
Planning a long trip can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What’s step one? What’s step two? What’s step three? It’s easy to get overwhelmed in the beginning, especially when you haven’t done something like this before.
Planning is vital part of our everyday life. Specially when we wants anything special always we make plans. Before travelling it’s good idea to make a travel plan to avoid unwanted things.
I am going to show you how to make a good travel plan.
Step 1: First decide where and why you want to go there.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when planning their travel plan is they don’t know why they want to go there. Yes, Once you choice the destination you have to find out why you want to go there. Question first. Instead, focus on what you really want to experience on your holiday first, and then think about budget second.
Select the destination according to your choice of interested. Example : Paul like ski. Switzerland will be the best place for Paul. Paul want’s to ski and visit top of the Europe, nature, culture etc.
Step 2 – Now Decide the Length of Your Trip
Length of trip is most important as it’s related to your travel budget. How decide for how long you want to go for holiday.
Step 3 – Try to find travel partners
As you are going aboard it’s always best idea and safe to have travel partner. It’s not only safe but also cut up to 50% of your travel accommodation cost. I will advice first try to find the travel partner from friend and family. If you unable to have friend and family travel partners then try to find from internet. There is lots of web site to find. Try in Google search “travel partner”.
Step: 4 – Now make your travel budget & Research travel cost
Already you know that where and for how long you wants to go for holiday. Budget how much you wants to spend every day.
Your next task is to research the costs in your destination at the style of travel you want. Do you want to backpack, or would you rather stay in luxury hotels? How much are hostels, hotels, restaurants, and attractions cost? Knowing will allow you to approximate how much money you’ll need for your holiday trip.
If you are going to Thailand for 10 days so, your included cost will be as follow.
Daily cost ($45 a day x 10) = $450
Flight : $600
Extra safe money for emergency: $200
Step 5: Start Saving money for your trip
Without money it’s impossible to plan and go for trips. This is times to start saving money for your dream holiday trips. There is lot’s of unnecessary expenditures we doing every day. You have to find out those unnecessary expenditures which you help you to save lots of money. So, it’s your hand to find out those expenditures to saving money.
Step 6: Make sure you need visa or not
Visa is most important. Before buying flight ticket it’s most important to make sure whether you need visa for your destination. If you need visa then check what is the visa requirements for application, how much it will cost and how long it will takes.
Step 7: Find out the last minutes deal
There is lots of package deal on the internet. Try to find out is any package deal going on for your desires destination. There is Flight + Hotel deal and you could save 30%-50% cost on your flight + hotel if you give some times to check and find last minute deals.
Step 8: Book your flights and Accommodation
If you do not find any better last minute deals then you have to book your flight and accommodation individually. Do not depend on internet for flights booking. There is lots of travel agent in your local area who offers very good price on flight. So, you must compare there price before flight Booking. Find cheap flight will save you lost of money which you can spend in your trips.
If you have a set schedule, then feel free to book accommodation for the duration of your trip, but if you are going for long term, book just the first few days. Once you know the dates you’ll be in your destination, there is no real reason not to find a place to stay. Once you are in your destination then you will have more information from local peoples who can help you to find cheap accommodation.
Step 8 – Plan Your Activities
plan out the major activities you want to do or enjoy and how much they will cost. Make any last-minute adjustments to your savings so you can ensure you have enough money. This will also help you figure out if you need any reservations for your chosen tours or activities.
Step 9: Before fly inform your Band or card company
It’s no matter for how long your are going for holiday. If you information your bank or card company before going for holiday then they will know that you are on holiday and your card will not be flagged as fraudulent. SO, your card is less likely to be blocked.
Step 10: Buy a Travel insurance
Normally all major banks accounts comes with travel insurance facility. Before buying travel insurance always contact with your bank to make sure weather your bank account come with travel insurance or not.
There are lot of people think “I’m healthy, I don’t need travel insurance. I won’t get sick,” travel insurance is much more than just medical protection. It covers you when your camera breaks, your flight is cancelled, a family member dies and you have to come home, or something is stolen. More eventually if you become sick in aboard then it will give protection and save lots of money. Internet makes our life’s very relax. Try to find out best travel insurance provider locally or internet.
Step 11: Check the destination weather forecast
Before flying you must check the destination weather forecast. It will help you to make sure you needs winter cloths or not. Always take umbrella with you.
Step 12: Pack your dress, essentials equipments, camera etc
Pack your dresses according to your trips durations. Take essentials equipments, camera etc
Step 13: Check Every thing before leaving home.
Yes, before leaving home you must make sure your home door and window close properly. It’s better not to leave your home empty. Request friends or family member to stay or look after while your are in holiday.
Before leaving to airport make sure you take your passport, ticket, money, bank & credit cards, medication (if you needs), share your travel plan with friends and family members.
If you share your travel plan, where you will stay, if possible provide the hotel names and contact number if they needs to contact with you in emergency during your holiday. If some thing goes wrong and they do not heard any thing from you for couple of days then they can contact with your hotel’s for your update.
Step 14: Enjoy Your Dream Holiday