Travel Chronicles

 You must have heard several times in your life from someone who prefer to go to a specific holiday destination in a particular season/seasons because according to them, those seasons are the times when the destination beauty completes itself. However, the fact is if someone doesn’t know how to enjoy the trip properly then even visiting the destination at favourable time can be boring. Simply put, there is no particularly best season for touring a destination. Any destination can be toured at any time, except there is a natural catastrophe.

India is home to countless interesting and fun tourist destinations. Some of them are very popular and are often busy handling the visitors throughout the year. Whereas, some are a bit less popular and requires a little more visits by the travellers. The popular tourist destinations are always a bit heavy on the pocket as it includes a bit costlier transportation, accommodations, and food. And to make things a bit downbeat, everything gets costlier during the peak seasons. Even the not-so-popular places gets costlier during peak seasons.

So if you are planning to make a trip to your favourite destination and are concerned because of the cost involved in the trip, then followings are few travel tips that might come handy to as they might help you in lowering the travel expenses and also enjoy the trip the way you want.

Book train/bus/flight tickets much prior the actual travel date. This is one way of effectively lowering down the cost involved in a tour. It is a well-known fact that as the actual date of travel approaches the tickets get costlier. This applies the most to the flights. Tickets on the day of travel is way costlier than the tickets 30 to 50 days before the travel date.

Travel in groups. This is one other effective way to reduce the expenses incurred in the travel. When you travel in groups, everyone contributes in what ever expenses made during the trip. This simply reduces the burden from everyone’s shoulder. Also the advantage of travelling in groups also gives the opportunities to avail several discounts, offers, bonuses, and relaxations.

Try to choose budget accommodations, if you are comfortable. If you are travelling alone and are young enough, then choosing a mid-budget accommodation is an effective way to reduce the expenses which would otherwise have been made in luxury hotels.

Contact various tour and travel companies as they can offer you tour packages and deals that offer best of the tour while paying less. You can also search online for the deals and choose different tour packages. Ocean Beach Resorts, LTC, LTA, and deals according to specific places, hotels, and mode of transportation are effective ways to reduce the expenses associated with a trip. Some of the companies like ixigo and others, are also taking essential steps further to improve the tour experience to travellers. For instance it has introduced a form of ixigo LTC which offers more benefits that one can avail to actually make his trip more interesting and fun.

Know the peak seasons of the destination where you are planning to go to. As mentioned above the peak seasons always brings along increased prices of everything including accommodation, transportation, dinning, as well as things to buy. So, if possible try to avoid the visiting the destination in peak time.

Try to book tickets of the flights or trains that leave either very early in the morning or very late. Many travellers skip these type of flights/trains because of the inconvenient timings of the medium of transportation, hence making it easy to avail the seats in comparatively less prices.

Finally, if you are fine with travelling long routes, then instead of choosing the direct routes, choose the long indirect routes. Also choose the routes that includes flights + trains + buses. It is very certain that these type of routes are much cheaper.

Travel Rewards

Travel reward credit cards can be specific to airline travel, or even to one specific airline. They might also provide rewards if you pay for fuel, rent cars, stay at hotels, or if you buy from retail shops. You should consider what type of use you might make of travel reward credit cards, before you choose from credit cards offers. You should also find cards that offer the highest savings on the types of use you will often make of them.

Some travel reward credit cards offer cash advances that can be very helpful when you travel, but you should remember to inquire about the charge for cash advances. They can also provide travel insurance that includes medical evacuation, emergency expatriation, lost luggage, and other worldwide emergencies. These can be difficult to resolve if you neglected to consider adequate pre-travel preparation and purchase of coverage.

These cards may also offer points or discounts if you purchase from retail stores, although most cards do not unless you are carrying over a balance at the end of the month. Check and see if the travel rewards credit cards you are considering have a maximum limit on the monetary value on which they will offer rewards.

Try to get information about the schedule and the value of the travel rewards that these credit cards may offer. You need to know if the credit card company will send the money or do you have to wait until the end of the year to get your cash from these credit cards. A few travel reward credit cards offer Canada and U.S. round tip flights at the reward redemption value of a single round trip ticket for every 25,000 miles you purchase on your credit cards. If you want to enjoy the best benefits from these credit cards, you should compare as many offers as possible to find the most advantageous deals.

Travel for a Relaxed Mind

One of the deepest desires of everyone’s heart is to get a break from the stressful and mundane life. Travelling to a holiday destination will prove to be very rejuvenating and refreshing once in a while. There are thousands of such spectacular places around the world where one can travel and spend some memorable time. No matter what kind of holiday you wish to have, planning your holiday in a systematic manner is very important as it ensure your completely enjoyment on the land you are planning to visit. Keep these things in mind when you plan your travel.

Type of Holiday: holidays can be of different types. Family getaways, traveling with friends, adventurous holidays, pilgrimage, honeymoon and so on are the major holiday categories. This is the first step in planning your holiday as based on the kind of holiday rest of the planning falls in place. You need to know it before buying a travel package.

Budget: for some people budget is no bar and in that case planning your travel becomes very easy. But for those who wish to enjoy a holiday within the limits of their budget various things need to be considered. It is advisable to divide your budget into required categories of tickets, stay, food and other expenses. Get travel quotes from more than one agent. This gives you competitive offers and a ground to negotiate prices.

Destination: shortlist places you wish to visit according to the budget limit. You can opt to go to a place of natural beauty, interesting places to see, favorite activities and off course never miss to enjoy the local cuisine. The holiday destination where you plan your holiday should have a blend of all kinds of experience for children as well as for adults.

Pick a holiday package: planning your travel with the help of a travel planner will prove to be very helpful. Once you present your budget and the places you wish to visit, a tour organizer will offer various holiday packages which suit your requirements. As holiday packages cover ticket costs, stay and some other facilities, you don’t have to worry about them. You can be sure of security and quality service throughout the travel time.

Learn about the destination: once you know where you will be traveling, learn more and more about the place. This helps you to plan your holiday more openly. You will know what to expect, what you should be careful about and what are the must have and must do things in that place. This is the most practical way to plan your travel and make it more enjoyable.

Preparations: Planning your holiday is not just about budget or place. If you are traveling with children, it’s a must get travel vaccinations done. Carry all the required medications and follow doctor’s guidelines regarding health. Similarly carry protection from sun, cold, humidity and so on depending on the place you are visiting. It is always a must to leave contact details with relatives or friends in case of emergency.