With the COVID-19 pandemic currently, it may still take a while for travelling to be possible. However, until then – here are some tips to help you save time while moving from place to place.
When you are travelling, time seems to pass fast, and there are never enough hours in a day to do all the things in your itinerary. No matter which country you’re visiting, there’s always more attractions to see, food to eat and locals to speak to. It is never a good feeling reaching the end of your trip and not being able to do all of the things you planned to because of time constraints.
There are many mistakes that travellers commonly make on their trips, and they usually cost you time that you could have spent exploring a new location. If you find yourself not having enough time on your travel trips, then these three practical tips would be of help to you!
Consider all your flight options
A common mistake that many make when travelling is only considering the major airports when booking their flights. One reason why many people book their flights at these huge airports is that there are many flights to come from. There are also more amenities like shops and a variety of restaurants to feast in.
However, most people do not realise that by booking your flights at a regional airport, you are saving a lot of time. This includes less traffic. What this means is that you are able to enjoy the luxury of shorter waiting time at the security clearance, a faster check-in time and also more parking spots available. By considering flight options at regional airports overseas, you are able to put more your time into your trip instead of at the airport before your trip even begins.
Pick the right season to travel
As simple as it seems, this is one of the essential tips that saves you the most time. When travelling during peak seasons like the school holidays or new years, it is almost impossible to avoid the long queues and waiting time no matter where you go.
Picking the “off-peak” period to travel will not only allow you to take control of how you spend your time overseas but will also save you money since prices are typically increased during peak periods.
Set up your GPS before-hand
When you are travelling in a country, especially for the first time, you would probably be depending on your GPS when you move from place to place. Hence, it is handy to key in the locations you will be visiting as well as staying in. These locations can be set under favourites so that you will be able to access them easily. By doing so, you will realise how much time you are saving from having to type in each foreign location every time you travel to a new place.
One handy tip is to also save the location of important places in times of an emergency. In other words, you should favourite the location of the local police station and hospital in the event of an emergency. On the other hand, suppose you want to go the extra mile in ensuring that your safety is covered – you should also favourite the contact information of a medical assistance company that will come to the rescue when you’re in need of an immediate medical evacuation. These organisations are usually able to offer global assistance – no matter where you’re at. From an air ambulance to state-of-the-art ICU equipment – you’ll be able to have peace of mind knowing that your safety is assured by professionals.
Applying these three tips during your trips will guarantee a memorable and eventful trip without any of your precious time wasted!