Distinct Benefits of Advanced Planning for Travel, Part 2
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the distinct benefits of planning a trip like a cruise or land tour well in advance. The COVID-19 outbreak has pushed back travel plans for many, but that does not mean you can’t get a head start on making future travel plans for periods where travel is fully back up-and-running.
At Cruise Lady: Latter-day Adventures, we’re proud to offer numerous cruises and land tours that are taken with other members of the Church, from Panama Canal cruises to programs in Israel, Jordan, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and numerous others. We recently offered some specific guidelines on travel health and safety during this time, which we highly recommend all those considering our programs read. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll look into a few additional benefits of planning a trip well in advance, plus some basic tips for doing so.
Save Your Spot
One major benefit associated with advanced planning, especially for cruises and program types that might have limited availability, is guaranteeing your spot before they all fill up. Many of our cruises, for instance, are extremely popular and tend to fill up quickly once they’re announced – if you wait until just a few days or weeks before the departure date, you may not find enough spots left for you and your family.
Down similar lines, booking early often leaves you with a far wider range of options for your trip. On a cruise, for example, you may have more room types or locations available that would be gone if you waited several months. You may also find cheaper airplane tickets when they’re necessary.
Another strong reason to consider booking your travel and vacations well in advance is the ability to give notification to work or any other individuals or entities who require it. You’d be surprised how many people try to plan vacations too hastily, resulting in an inability to get the proper days away from work – meaning they either have to defy their bosses and risk getting in trouble or cancel the trip. Planning this out not only allows you to give proper notice and ensure there are no issues there, but also lets you finish up relevant work tasks in advance of your trip.
Staying in the Moment
Finally, many of those who plan a trip in a rushed manner find it’s harder to enjoy fully. They spend half the time creating makeshift plans they didn’t have time for earlier, figuring out how to get from one place to the other and stressing about details. If you do your research and plan in advance, however, these details will be handled and you won’t have to worry about them once you’re on the trip.
For more on why it pays to plan a vacation 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.