Everyone suddenly has a lot of free time, right? What better way is there to pass the time than to plan holidays and book flights. You might think I’m mad to think of this at this time, but it’s true.
Half of the fun of a holiday is going online and planning it. Working out where to go, how to get there and where to stay is just as much fun as the trip itself.
Plan Holidays And Book Flights
I decided to start holiday planning for the rest of my 2020. As I plan to visit a country I’ve never been to before, I delved happily into the research. What is the easiest and most cost effective way to get there? Hello airline web sites, I missed you!
Next up, I had to decide how to split my week. No point in passing through the main city without seeing some of it. That means two hotels are going to be required, one in the city and one by the sea. Checking Booking.com is a place I always start with hotels.
Reading hotel reviews. Remember doing that? While I wouldn’t plan holidays around people’s reviews (says the blogger!), they do give a good flavour for the accommodation. You always have to take things with a pinch of salt as everyone’s tastes and expectations differ.
Internal travel. How does five hours on a bus sound? I’d rather do anything else, but when there is no other option, so be it. Oh! Perhaps hiring a car is an option? More web sites to check. Eventually, everything popped out and I have a trip planned.
But Did You Book It?
Yes, I decided to not be a sheep hunkering down in my bunker and to take the plunge. Return flights are booked, the capital city hotel, seaside retreat and an airport hotel are all reserved.
It is the perfect time to book, as airlines are offering free changes or even refunds if you can’t go away. This is win win for the customer as you can’t lose. Hotels, as usual, have much more flexible cancellation terms, so I have up until three days before to cancel those.
As soon as the various restrictions are removed, people are going to want to travel in a big way. At that point, I can see prices rising and rising fast, while hopefully I’ll be able to smugly look on knowing I got a bargain by booking when nobody else did.
On the other hand, I may end up weeping if deep discounting comes along, but I doubt it. I’ll be able to swap my flight ticket for a voucher (“Of course I’m not travelling!”) and then book it again if it comes to it. I just can’t see anyone losing out by booking now.
Are you going to plan holidays for 2020? Or maybe you already have some booked for later in the year? What are your thoughts? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.
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