Due to the recent outbreak of the COVID 19 virus, the tourism industry has come to a standstill. Right now, we all have to follow certain precautions to protect ourselves against this deadly virus and stay safe. For now, it is more reliable to stay at home and pause for the time when we all can move out of our homes without any hesitation. But then too we have to take some precautions and obey the necessary safety guidelines. And we understand that this moment is not very far away when we can experience our next trip. Today we will be covering the top five tips for how to pick your destination. All of the tips and tricks that the professionals use to make sure they’re picking the best place for your next trip.
A lot of times you have an upcoming vacation and you just can’t decide where you should go. These are the tips and tricks the professionals use to make sure they’re picking the absolute best destination.
- Choose your budget and style: To decide on your budget, now this is one of the top things you need to do when you’re deciding where you want to go on your next trip. You need to know how much you’re willing to spend. How much of that you want to spend on airfare versus lodging versus hotels and things to do. Pick out what you can afford and what you want your budget to be because this is going to be integral to deciding on what destination you’re going to pick. The other thing you want to do is decide on the style, do you want it to be relaxing? Do you want it to be active? Do you want to explore a new country? Is it a family vacation, is it a group vacation with your parents, is it a cruise. Decide what style, it doesn’t have to be exact, you can maybe have a top three if you can’t decide but try to hone in on what kind of experience and what kind of vibe you’re looking for, for your next vacation.
- Check cheap flights: If you are so fond of traveling and you keep on traveling for short periods of time. You can likely buy a membership for any flight. It will help you to provide deals and help you to reach your preferred destination in a short period of time because having a membership will keep you on the priority list of any Airbus. Or you can use any other website which will help you to search for cheap flights in a minimum period of time. Because what they do is they scour the internet and find the absolute best prices on flights and trips from your home airport. They also give your notification for a great deal and notify you by saying this is also a place where you can go and search and see what great deals are available now. You need to find a great deal that might fit the bill and might work for you.
- Get more ideas (Skyscanner and Google flights): You need to go to Skyscanner or Google fights to get some travel inspiration. Now that you know your budget, you know the kind of vibe you’re going for. Always go to know of these two places (Skyscanner or Google flights) and do the trip inspiration. It shows the entire globe from your home airport what the potential destinations are and you can go drill down based on whether you want nonstop one or more stops and also how much money you’re willing to spend. If you know you only want to spend 5000 on a trip and about what month you want to go. You can go ahead and set that and it will show you all of your options for that price range. Look at the individual prices, the ones that meet your needs and the area you think will suit your style. Then choose the countries and cities that look like they might fit both of your needs and go ahead and note those down. This is a great way to have inspiration for potential places to go that meet your budget and the style of travel that you want to do.
- Research on YouTube: Okay now that you have at least a couple of cities written down, now go to YouTube and start researching those cities. Let’s say you have three cities that you’ve chosen that are in your budget and are kind of the style that you’re looking for. What you do is to go to YouTube and start researching those areas. For instance, London is one of your choices, if it’s a family trip search in the search bar of YouTube “Family travel to London” or if it’s a solo trip search in the search bar of YouTube “Solo Trip to London”. Start researching those keywords because a lot of YouTubers have been to those places. They have videos, vlogs of the time there and can give you a better idea of what the experience is going to be. What the food is like, what you know about the currency exchange or money situation, safety, the recommendation for where to stay, the recommendation for what to do. You can get so much information from YouTube videos. You search all the cities that you have noted as potential and from that, you can usually narrow it down maybe to the next top two or three. You can narrow it down based on those videos and can get a good feel for what you are doing and the budget.