With the Christmas holiday season soon approaching, whether you are visiting your family or spending Christmas in a foreign location, holidays can be busy, stressful, and an expensive venture. However, traveling over the holidays isn’t all bad. There are many deals offered if you plan ahead and shop cautiously. Here are some essential holiday travel tips that should help put you at ease this holiday season.
Avoid Popular Travel Dates
The weekend before any major holidays, such as Christmas or New Year’s, can be quite busy and overwhelming. Try to book around these dates in order to have a stress-free flight.
This is a MUST. If you haven’t booked your holiday travel yet, it is time to start booking. As the holiday approaches, fares will rise so don’t expect a seat sale closer to the holiday. Remember, it’s never too early to book your flights.
Be sure to book your flight early when going away for the holidays.
Explore your Options
Look around on several travel sites so you can find the cheapest flight possible. During peak travel season, having a variety of options will help make traveling much easier. For many travelers, it is not only price that is taken into consideration, but travel times and the convenience of connections.
Plot your Connections Carefully
When you book your flights, be sure to look carefully for time during layovers, and keep in mind that there may be delays due to weather. Travel delays are especially prevalent in the wintertime, so your connections could be jeopardized. Avoid really tight connections so that you can make sure you don’t miss a flight.
Arrive at the airport earlier than you normally would. During peak travel times, security check-in can get backed up, and there are more long lines. Getting there earlier ensures you will not run into any delays.
Before, you may have been able to fit all your things into a carry-on bag so you didn’t have to check a bag. However, if you are leaving for a longer period of time for the holidays, you are only allowed to bring a certain amount of liquids through security. If you have liquids you need to bring or a variety of items, be sure to check a bag.
We hope these travel tips have been helpful for you. We here at Prestige Hotels & Resorts wish you the best for your holiday season! If you’re heading to one of our many locations, be sure to book a room with us over the holidays.