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Quickie Holidays – Worth The Risk?


Most holidays taken by people in this day and age are planned well in advance. The idea is to have time to plan, time to save holiday money and the chance to get excited and have something to look forward to on long days at work. However, there is a rising popularity for holidays that are booked at the last minute, taking advantage of cheap flights and hotel bookings.

There are some things worth remembering if you are going for a last-minute holiday. For one thing, they are exceptionally hard to book as a package deal – instead it will be a case of finding out the availability of hotels and then finding a cheap flight. Whatever you do, don’t book an overnight flight without booking accommodation first. Being in a foreign country with nowhere to sleep can really kill the buzz of a holiday.

It is also important to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation in order before hopping to the airport. It is not unheard of for people to be waiting to check in at the airport only to realize their passport has expired. There is no waiving the conditions when it comes to passports – if it isn’t valid then you’re not flying.

You will also need to make sure that you don’t make any mistakes in packing due to the short notice of the holiday. If, for example, you have medication that you rely on or don’t have the charger for your cell phone, you can spend the entire holiday fretting about whether you’ll be able to get through without an emergency – making the holiday a nice thought that went sour quickly.

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