Consider a scenario where you have to devise a holiday by yourself; where you have to do flight bookings, hotel bookings, plan an itinerary – all for a place you have never been before. The very thought of having to do so many things can take away the fun and excitement from your travel plan.
Now consider the scenario of a package holiday, where everything is taken care of by somebody else: flight booking, hotel reservation, sightseeing, the itinerary, meals, airport transfers and even travel insurance. How relaxed you would feel! Package holidays come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from cheap to the more expensive ones.
Here are some of the many advantages of package holidays:
1. No stress
Since you don’t have to look after every little detail of your holiday – are your tickets done, is the hotel reservation confirmed, how do you get from the airport to the hotel and what are the top sightseeing spots you shouldn’t miss at your destination – a package holiday can be a no stress option. Also you don’t have to worry about a thing, including sightseeing the main features of your destination.
If you add up the individual costs of travel, stay, meals, sightseeing, airport transfers and other travel expenses, these can total up to quite a bit. However with a cheap package holiday you make just a onetime payment that takes care of all the details, logistics and reservations.
3. Can be customized
Package holidays can take care of as much or as little as you want. If you want everything from your journey to your meals to your sightseeing can be taken care of you can opt for that. If however you want to explore your destination at your own pace you can customize your holiday to include only what you need to have taken care of. The duration and class of holiday can also be customized as per your requirement.
4. Advantage of the tour operator’s experience
Traveling to new places can mean a lot of unpleasant experiences: touts to contend with, people who may try to pull a fast one and fleece you, getting sick with eating the local cuisine and so on.
However when you’re part of a package tour, your tour operator will tell you the dos and don’ts of that particular place, what to eat and what to avoid and also information about the local customs so that you don’t end up causing offence or getting into a bad situation.