benefits advanced planning travel

Distinct Benefits of Advanced Planning for Travel, Part 1

April 14, 2020
Travel Planning

At Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures, we fully support efforts to suppress the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, including travel restrictions in many areas. While these certainly impact our business, our top priority is the health of all those around the world – we recently published some guidelines and avoidance tips for those wondering about travel plans during this difficult time.

That said, those who travel often are all aware of one constant reality: Planning travel in advance is generally the way to go, and that option is still very much open to you now. Our friendly staff remains on-hand to help you plan numerous trips with other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, from our cruises around the British Isles to our Israel tours and numerous others. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over several of the distinct benefits of planning travel months in advance, including during periods like this.

Enjoyment of Planning a Trip

For starters, this is a difficult stretch of time where many are looking for fulfillment and enjoyment during daily life, which involves self-quarantine and social distancing. One great way to fill that time is to plan out a future vacation, a process that’s a great deal of fun for many individuals and families.

This starts with a broad search, mapping out some of the places you might want to see or have never been to. From here, you can search maps of the area and find videos and pictures, ramping up your excitement for the eventual trip. The whole family can take part – give everyone at least one task to fulfill as part of the process.

Cost Factors

Another simple reality: The further in advance you plan, the more likely you are to get a great deal. This is simply how many areas of travel work, whether we’re talking about flight reservations, hotel accommodations or numerous other areas.

Not only will your costs often be lower, you’ll have a much better idea of the full picture of your expenses. There will be fewer surprises as you budget the trip, allowing you to stay within the proper range easily.

Defining Dates

Some couples or families may struggle to plan vacations, often because they never seem to be able to find that perfect time range. Planning in advance not only makes this easier – you’ll have fewer other obligations to compete with – but also sets your dates in a firm way, making them a part of your future schedule you can then begin to plan around. If you’ve been postponing that wonderful family cruise you’ve been thinking about for years, now is the time to lock it down for a future period.

Low-Stress Planning

Planning in advance also makes every part of the process easier and less stressful. It gives you plenty of time to plan out individual details like daily activities or entertainment venues, plus research fun areas of the locations you’ll be visiting. Instead of trying to cram all this into a truncated period, get a head start now and be better-prepared.

For more on the benefits of planning your travel well in advance, or to learn about any of our cruises or land tours, speak to the staff at Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures today.

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