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Make better holiday plans for 2015

Apr 28th 2015 at 4:20 AM

Millions of people over the world go on holiday every year, all with different requirements for their perfect holiday. From city breaks to beach holidays tourists travel to various destinations around the world to have a new experience, whether it is to gain knowledge of a culture, explore historic sites to sitting on beach soaking up the warm sun! January is a busy month for travel agencies and tour operators as it is the most popular month to a book a holiday in the UK.

To help you make better holiday plans for 2015 here are a few tips to follow to get that ideal holiday:

Choosing the Right Holiday Type

When you decide to go on a holiday, deciding on the type of holiday is the first step to get the ball rolling on your holiday plan. Some people know exactly what they want from a holiday e.g. scuba diving, dive Philippines, skiing, visiting the Egyptian pyramids, etc., whereas others need a helping hand in the decision making. Some go for a relaxing beach holiday compared to people who want an adventure holiday compared to people who want a city break. There are a great number of tour operators specialised in beach, cultural and adventurous holidays including scuba diving who will be happy to provide you with a lowdown of holiday types to help you make the decision that is right for you.

Holiday Budget

Once you have decided on the type of holiday get a budget in mind and stick to it. Have a maximum spend budget so you are able to look at a variety of options in your price range, this will make it easier to make a choice. Be sure to let your travel agent know what your budget is as this will save you from getting a number of quotes and itineraries that do not fit your budget. Also ensure that budget does not compromise your holiday experience and financial protection. When deciding on a budget ensure you consider booking the holiday with an ATOL protected company so that your holiday and money is 100% protected.

Choosing a Holiday Destination

Once you have the type of holiday and budget in mind the next step is to find a destination. Like I said earlier some people know exactly where they want to go, however some people need to do a bit more research to get inspired. Researching destinations online is a great way to find out a lot of information about a place, alternatively popping into a travel agent and speak to an advisor. Most travel agents have years of experience organising holidays around the world and some have had the pleasure of visiting these destinations which means they can offer you first hand advise.

Booking your holiday

There are a variety of ways to book a holiday and these include phone, on the internet or going into a retail shop. My advice to you would be to look around for the best options in terms of price, experience, service and financial protection. There are a number of independent travel agents and tour operators that offer great value holidays with a personalised service which you will not receive from large companies! Once you have found your perfect holiday for the perfect price go ahead, ensure the company you are booking with is ATOL protected and if so confirm the booking. This is when the stress of booking a holiday is over and you can start looking forward to that dream holiday! Dive Holidays

Added extras

You may still want to consider added extras which I have listed below as well as important documentation that is imperative to ensure you have a great time.

- Passport in date?

- Travel insurance?

- Visa?

- Vaccinations?

Following these steps will help you make better holiday plans for 2015, from choosing a destination to booking it whilst also making it a stress free experience for you. Good luck!

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