Itchy feet and can't travel due to Coronavirus? Use your alone time to plan ahead

Travel has been easy during these past few years. Cheap fares, accommodation and access to free travel advice enables you to achieve your travel goals. However, during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) this past few months, it is best to stay home and wait for a safe time to continue traveling.

Your itchy feet may be bothering you. Worry not! as this is the best time to plan ahead...

Sure, this pandemic will be over and once it is done and dusted, you might want to be ahead of the game as fares will shoot up and things will be busy again. Here are some tips that will help you plan and save a lot of money on your next travel adventure:

1. PLAN AHEAD

Which destination to go first when the pandemic is over and the travel bans are lifted? Maybe start locally. It is safer to travel domestically at the early stages of travel clearance as there is a chance that other countries are still dealing with the disease. Knowing where you want to travel first and the must do will give you an idea on budgeting, itinerary planning and booking.

2. BOOK WHILE IT'S QUIET

Now that flights are cancelled and not so many people are booking their travel, it is the best time to book your flights, accommodation and transfer. Why? Simple. It is because flights are cheaper if you book ahead of time. Travel dates should be at least after six months.

3. MAKE SURE YOUR FLIGHTS AND HOTELS ARE FLEXIBLE

When you book your flights and hotel, usually during Coronavirus outbreak, airlines and hotels are willing to be more flexible. They usually allow rebooking without fees. To ensure this, check on the flexibility of the ticket you are buying before paying it. Check with the hotel as well if booking rooms with them can be amended.

4. WATCH TRAVEL DOCUMENTARIES

To get more inspiration on where to go and what to do, it is helpful to watch travel documentaries and travel blogs. This way, it will inspire you more and look forward to your next travel destination. You may learn how much money you need to save to ensure you can afford your next trip.

5. BOOK THROUGH A REPUTABLE TRAVEL AGENCY

Sure you're a seasoned traveller, but there are a lot of people struggling to get in touch with airlines for any changes, cancellations or refund. This is also true in contacting hotels to try and amend your booking. By booking it with a reputable travel agent, they would be able to assist you in any changes you need to do with your travel. It will also save you time in chasing airlines, hotels or tour agencies. They can also keep you informed on latest travel advisories and inform you for any cancellation or changes in your travel.

Looking for a reputable agency to book your future travels? The Random Travellers Inc. can help you plan ahead and assist you with all your travel needs. Email us at bookings@therandomtraveller.com

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