world thrown into chaos recently with the Covid outbreak, many people have had
to drastically rethink their holiday plans. Many flights are now resuming allowing
you to travel to certain countries but this is changing daily and countries are
moving on and off the safe list.
be expensive, especially if you have a large family, so you will probably be
looking to save as much money as possible when booking one. Many people use the
internet now to book holidays but there can still be some great deals to be had
in travel agents. Now may be a good time to grab a bargain but there are also
still quite a few ricks that you need to weigh up. If you arrive at the airport
and you or a member of your family has a temperature, even if it is just from a
cold, you will not be allowed to fly. Most travel insurance policies are not
covering Covid if taken out since the outbreak so you may lose out on your
money and your holiday. It may be that when you first go on holiday that
country is classed as safe and so there is no reason to self-isolate upon your
return. This problem that many tourists have encountered recently is that this
information can change within 24 hrs so you may all of a sudden be told you
will need to isolate upon your return. This could cause you to miss work or
your children to miss their return to school.
For many of
us the opportunity to get away from the busy lives we lead for a short while is
an attractive proposition and can leave us feeling refreshed and energised.
Some people may think of a retreat as being a religious experience one where
there are strict rules and regulations to adhere to but this is not the case as
a retreat experience is often concerned with wellness and mindfulness and is a
chance to recentre ones thoughts.
of the type of retreat you choose depends upon the experience you want to have.
Some offer the chance to learn a new skill or embark on a weight loss programme
whilst others simply give you the opportunity to do nothing for a few days. Many
spa retreats give you the option of choosing treatments which can help with
relaxation and sleep whilst also giving you the opportunity to exercise in
their gyms and swimming pools.
some companies that offer retreats based on food, that is they design a meal
plan for you during your stay that they say will improve digestion and
wellbeing. They have nutritionists available to discuss your particular needs
and to advise you on any dietary changes you need to make.
sports such as skiing, snowboarding and sledging are often additional extras on
our holiday travel insurance policies rather than being included as standard
cover. The costs involved if you have an accident when on this type of holiday
can be exorbitant as you may need to be rescued by helicopter if you injury
yourself in an area that is inaccessible to vehicles, you may not be able to
return on your scheduled flight, need to stay additional nights at your hotel
and have to pay medical costs therefore it is definitely worthwhile purchasing
additional cover which is not usually too expensive.
print of your policy will need to be examined to check which specific winter
sports activities are covered and whether there are any conditions for example
some policies state that skiing off-piste will only be covered if you are
accompanied by a guide or only recommended routes are allowed.
If you are a
frequent traveller an annual multi-trip policy is advised as this usually works
out cheaper and is more convenient.
As with most
holiday travel insurance policies any pre-existing medical conditions must be
declared, or the insurance could be invalid which would result in a huge cost
honeymoon can be an exciting time. You will have had your big day and now be
looking forward to jetting off in to the sun for a week or two with your new
husband or wife. When panning your honeymoon there are a few decisions you will
need to make prior to starting your search. Firstly you need to know what time
of year you want to go, are you going to go straight after your wedding or
leave it a few weeks? Then you need to work out what budget you have to spend
on the holiday. If you have a low budget then you may wish to wait and book a
last minute holiday often saving hundreds of pounds and allowing you to go
somewhere you may have thought was out of your budget.
If you have
children then you will need to decide if you are going to take them with ou or
if you are going to have someone look after the children for you. If you are
not going to take them then you will need to check that you can arrange a
friend or family member to have them whilst you are away.
last few days a huge number of people have been affected by the collapse of
Thomas Cook. Thomas Cook is a tour operator and airline that has been running
since 2007 after integrating with another travel company.
Cook no longer in action, many holiday makers who were abroad with them at the
time of collapse are desperately trying to get home. It is said that currently
60% of travellers are still stuck abroad many of whom say they are getting
package holidays booked through Thomas Cook are ATOL protected meaning you will
not lose any money and they will ensure you get home, but if you have a holiday
booked for the next few weeks, you may not get your money back in time to book
very little that can be done to prevent this type of rare occurrence happening,
but taking out a good quality travel insurance package at the time of booking
may come in handy.
all flight and hotel details before you travel and try and prepare for a
situation where you may be delayed getting home should something like this
happen to you.
In the UK
love a good beach holiday. Often, as soon as we see we are in for a warm few
days, we pack up the car and head over to the nearest seaside resort, whether
it be for the day or a short break.
Resorts such as Blackpool, Newquay, Barmouth, and Weston Super Mare are
typical seaside towns that continue to draw thousands of tourists year upon
year. As long as there is sun, sand and sea, the tourists will come.
If you are
looking for a family holiday for a weekend or week away then you may decide to
book a hotel or go camping in or near one of these seaside towns. If you fancy
something that offers a lot of onsite entertainment come rain or shine, then
you may opt for somewhere such as Butlins or Pontins. These are two of the
largest family holiday resorts and they are situated all over the UK. They have
resorts in beach locations as well as in shore and there’s plenty of activities
for all the family. Minehead Butlins offers a wide range of activities for
children and adults of all ages and has a golden sandy beach literally a
stone’s throw away from the resort entrance.
of holidays often cost a bit more than staying in a caravan on a camp site but
you will find that you spend less when there as most activities are included in
the price you pay.