As you prepare to jet off on your jolly holidays it’s easy to forget even the littlest things, so to help you feel fully prepared for this year’s week in the sun or short break we have teamed up with our very helpful Twitter and Facebook followers who have shared some of their tips to make your holiday run as smoothly as possible.
Special Requests Before Travel
If you have any special requests it’s always better to check before you travel, giving the accommodation the opportunity to make sure they have everything needed to make your stay as enjoyable as it should be. Most hotels are fully prepared with accessible rooms and different foods on offer for any allergies but it’s always best to check and remind us when you are booking.
www.tourismforall.org.uk gave us some fantastic top tips for disabled guests. They suggest checking beforehand that accommodation has been assessed for availability and to obtain an access statement if available. It is very important to check this before you book and before you travel as not all information will be stored in brochures and on websites.
They also suggest if you do need aids or equipment and your accommodation doesn’t have these, find out ahead of travel if they can suggest somewhere you can hire them and always make sure that there is ample parking if you are arriving by car.
It’s easy to over pack when you are getting ready to head off and if you takes Susan Reid’s advice you might even find a little bit of extra room in your case! Susan recommends not weighing your bags down with heavy bottles of sun lotion and shampoo but to take one small bottle of each that will last you until you find the nearest shop. Make sure though you get the right size so you use them all up before you head home.
If you are like Jane Crease then you might find it easier to write a packing list and checking things off as you pack them. You can’t beat a good holiday list J
At the Airport
Airports can be incredibly stressful and Val Kennedy suggests remaining cool, calm and collected at all times. With flights sometimes suffering delays from bad weather and other unavoidable situations, emotions always seem to be on edge at the airport. It’s easy to get stressed as you are eager to getaway so make sure you pack a book to keep you occupied if you do have to wait.
If you are travelling with kids Jules Bowley had a fab idea in packing new toys and books to keep the kids entertained as they can soon become bored if they are waiting around. This is a must for any family travelling anywhere you might encounter a delay or a long period of travelling.
So there you have some of the top tips from our Twitter and Facebook followers, what top tips have you got to help your holiday run as smoothly as possible?