Common Mistakes People Make When Booking a Holiday




Planning a holiday is an exciting time, whether you are booking holidays to France, Spain, Thailand or anywhere else in the world, it's always exciting to visit and experience life in a different country. Sadly, there are many mistakes people make when booking their holidays. Booking mistakes are not uncommon, unfortunately. Holidays are a lot of money, especially if there are more than just one going abroad, that's why it's so important to make sure you don't make a mistake when booking.

Here are some common mistakes that many people do when booking a holiday, something you could try to avoid when booking one yourself:

Package Holiday - 

Here are some common mistakes that many people do when booking a holiday, something you could try to avoid when booking one yourself:
Package Holiday - 
It's always advised to buy a packaged holiday. A packaged holiday means paying/booking your flights, rental cars/taxis and hotel altogether. By booking these things separately you can lose money if anything goes wrong. By paying for a package, you are guaranteed money or an offer in return if something doesn't go to plan. This can save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run. This doesn’t mean you have to book all-inclusive holidays either, many self-catering providers can also package together flights and car hire – just make sure you book with an ABTA & ATOL protected company.

Not Booking Yourself - It's quite important that you are there at the time of booking the holiday. It would also be a good idea for all other adults and young adults to be present at the time of booking, in case of any name or date of birth mistakes in the booking. If any name spelt wrongly or date of birth written wrongly, it can be a costly price to change.

Booking too late - Depending on the dates you want to book your holiday. It's good to book when there are offers around and not too late where the prices could double/triple up. This could go by booking too early too. 

Not double-checking - It is so important to double check your booking for no mistakes. As said above, it's a big price to pay to clear up any spelling mistakes. Something you don't want to happen after spending enough money on the holiday itself.

Forgetting to book check-in baggage allowance - with many bookings, adding check-in baggage allowance is an add-on feature that you have to pay with your flights etc. Many people either forget or think they don't have to add this, but unfortunately, you will have to pay extra at the airport if you don't. 

Not enough time between flights - 
If you are having to book more than one flight, make sure that you are leaving enough time between the first and second flight. It's important you do this, otherwise, if you miss the second flight, you are going to lose a lot of money.

Not Booking Yourself - It's quite important that you are there at the time of booking the holiday. It would also be a good idea for all other adults and young adults to be present at the time of booking, in case of any name or date of birth mistakes in the booking. If any name spelt wrongly or date of birth written wrongly, it can be a costly price to change.
Booking too late - Depending on the dates you want to book your holiday. It's good to book when there are offers around and not too late where the prices could double/triple up. This could go by booking too early too. 
Not double-checking - It is so important to double check your booking for no mistakes. As said above, it's a big price to pay to clear up any spelling mistakes. Something you don't want to happen after spending enough money on the holiday itself.
Forgetting to book check-in baggage allowance - with many bookings, adding check-in baggage allowance is an add-on feature that you have to pay with your flights etc. Many people either forget or think they don't have to add this, but unfortunately, you will have to pay extra at the airport if you don't. 
Not enough time between flights - If you are having to book more than one flight, make sure that you are leaving enough time between the first and second flight. It's important you do this, otherwise, if you miss the second flight, you are going to lose a lot of money.

* This is a collaborative post.

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