The packaged holiday, in the most general terms, involves buying your flight, hotel, car and some amenities together. This concept probably reminds you of the deals your grandparents might have struck when visiting a travel agent back in the 1980s. With the rise of online amenities like Airbnb and discount airlines, it is easier than ever to curate your own vacation experience. And yet, the packaged holiday never went away and might be poised for a comeback.
If you have ever flown Southwest or used Expedia, there is often a plea for you to include a hotel, car or both in your booking. You may receive a slightly reduced rate, but, at the very least, it is all taken care of through one intermediary, which is nice. The traditional packaged holiday, though, usually includes activities on top of these more practical matters of transportation and lodging. If you are based in Europe, check out last-minute holidays where they have options from cheap to luxury bundles. You can include as much or as little into your package holiday as you would like.
If you are flying out of Asia, then Cosmos offers a wide variety of hubs. If you are in the United States or would like to visit, Expedia offers some accessible packages you might want to look into. Sometimes you just need someone else to do the planning and now it is a click away.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
As solo travel becomes more and more popular, introverts may wonder if the seemingly courageous act is one they would enjoy. The truth is introverts aren’t necessarily shy or anti-social, but they gain energy from their alone time and often need quiet in order to recharge. So long as there are opportunities for such solo moments, a solo trip can be an introvert’s dream vacation. Here are a few ways to make the most of a solo trip as an introvert.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
In the past, U.S. citizens who return to the States from abroad had to face long lines at passport control and customs checkpoints just to get back into the country. But a relatively new, free mobile app called Mobile Passport made this process easier and faster. Here is how to take advantage of this time-saving, headache-preventing technology.