So you have decided to take a holiday. If you sign up for a tour package, with a tour group, you’d have nothing to worry about at all. Everything is taken care of for you, by the tour agency; lodging, food, itinerary, means of travel. All you need to do is pay for the travel package. But you are the adventurous sort. You’d rather explore and read maps, than follow tour groups. Free and easy traveling will be the way to go. But what are the things you have to take note of?
First and foremost, you should be thinking of travel insurance. Your trip should be covered for any accidental events. Hence it is a must that you buy travel insurance when making your reservations. Most travel policies include trip cancellations, medical coverage and even stolen items. Tour agencies will most probably take care of your travel insurance if you make a request, too.
After that is taken care of, the next thing you should start planning is traveling details. What flights are leaving on the dates that you wish to depart, which airline has a better deal, which airline has better seats on their planes; you will have to check all these out. Following that, you will have to source out accommodation. Which hotel has a better reputation? Which hotel is nearer to the center of the city, which makes it easier for shopping? Which hotel is more accessible? Which hotel has better deals? Also, you will need to plan your activities, to make sure you do not run out of things to do. Its better to over-plan than to have nothing on hand.