You don’t want to be unprepared as the end-of-the-year holiday rush coming up. We still have a few weeks, and no! you’re not too late to plan it! Here are a few tips for you to plan out your vacation right during the holiday rush and get the most out of it.
Choose either the week of Christmas or New Year
Before deciding your destination, pick out the dates! It’s essential that you pick either to take leave on the week of Christmas or the week of New Year. You can ask for a 4-day leave and get 9 days worth of holidays. You can also get 16 days worth of holiday with an 8-day leave! This can totally work if you’re going abroad. However, if you’re a college student, you don’t have to worry much because you will usually have a 2-week semester break.
Pick the right destination
This is the most crucial of all! You don’t want to ruin your holidays because the place you decide to go is too crowded or too empty. Social media is usually the first resort to find places to go for holidays because we can visualize what it looks like. Wherever you decide to go, know your budget, do your research and write down the day-to-day itinerary.
Book your transportation now, not tomorrow
Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or boat, book your transportation now! Don’t book tomorrow, book now! If you’re going with your friends, set up a time for a conference call so that everyone can book tickets at the same time. If you’re traveling with your family, gather all their information, and take charge to book their tickets! Beware, keep postponing to book your transportation will cause you some money because the prices will go up within hours.
Budget Hotel for the go
We must be smart about picking where to stay traveling during the holiday rush. Budget hotels are the first option for you who travel with your friends or family. Do more research on what local attractions/sites you’re going to and what the distances are from the hotel. Compare hotel prices with other websites, and find out about hotel discounts or flash sales too! Have you signed up to zen rooms 12.12 flash sale? You can find out more here.
Travel simple and smart
In Southeast Asia, we get a lot of rain in December, so we must travel simple and smart. A Camera is essential, and so are jacket and umbrella in your carry-on bag. Pack smart and minimize your luggage so you have an extra space for gifts and souvenirs on the way back. Place your cash and important documents like passport and ID card in a safe pocket too.
Don’t forget to print out all of your itineraries for transportation and hotels. If you prefer paperless, have all of the itineraries in one folder on your phone. So, now that you’ve planned your holidays right, it’s time to sit back, relax, and wait until the days come.