Jetsetting off to hotter climes is a glorious idea conjured by many people all over the country – while our warm days in the UK are, of course, pleasurable, we never seem to get enough of them, so why shouldn’t we head to the shores of somewhere that provides almost 100% guaranteed sunshine and scorching temperatures?
The key to a relaxing, stress-free break is to ensure that everything is covered so that you can enjoy a chilled out vacation without worrying about wasting money unnecessarily and making sure that you’re safe, secure and protected. Before you climb the steps to your departing flight, be sure that you consider these angles so that your break is as fun-filled and pleasurable as possible.
Choose the best credit card if you’re going to be spending on foreign purchases abroad. Rather than taking your usual card to treat yourself to those holiday delights, apply for a credit card that offers 0% on foreign purchases. Make sure you do this in advance so that the application can be processed in time.
Check the validity of your EHIC Card – Are the details correct? If you’re recently married, have you changed your name? Make sure that it’s in date and don’t forget to take it with you! It won’t be able to cover your health issues if it’s sat in your drawer at home.
Book early so that you can take advantage of the best deals. Alternatively, if you have the flexibility, last minute deals can provide some incredible rates.
Organise currency exchange before you get to the airport – you’ll be able to score a better exchange rate that way.
Book your airport parking in advance and you can save a heap on your car parking. Alternatively, consider public transport – it may work out cheaper.
Make sure that you have all your documentation in one place and make a photocopy of your passport, just in case of loss or theft. Most of all, make the most of your holiday abroad and use the time to unwind and recharge your batteries!
By booking a package holiday with Direct Holidays, you can guarantee competitive prices and an extensive range of resorts and accommodation options all over the world. Take a look online at the deals available, today.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.