Travelling to a favourite destination is probably on everybody’s wish list. Who would not want to soak in the sun on a pearly white beach, with the sea gently lapping at your feet? It is probably one step away from paradise. If you were to ask a mother of two, she would still be very hesitant to say that she is any where near paradise – any guesses why? Well, coming to think of it, the answer is pretty simple – the cost of travel today.
In the last five years travelling to a place that appeals to all the members of a family has remained firmly in the dreams of people for only one simple reason; people are not able to afford the very high costs of travel and accommodation. If you are able to check out the air fare for domestic travel, you will find that it is high enough. International travel is much higher. This is probably due to the rise in the costs of fuels and the high salaries that need to be paid to airline staff.
Apart from the very high cost of air travel, what needs to be thought of while travelling as a family is the accommodation. When you select a place, you need to be concerned about the amenities that are offered. You have to be fully convinced that you are getting full value for your money. You also need to make sure that your children will be completely engaged, thereby allowing you to have a real holiday.
While working out the cost of travel, while on a holiday, it is important to take into account not just the amount that you would pay for your air tickets, but also the amount of money that you need to spend on taxi fare if you were to engage a taxi from your home to the airport. This is one additional expense. If you are wise enough to use public transport to reach the airport, you could cut down on this.
Not everyone is able to afford the very high air fare. There are many people who choose a train instead. Not only does this work out to be a little cheaper, but it also offers you the chance to look at the scenery that you are pass through. However, please remember that you will have to buy tickets on a day train if you want to enjoy the sights of the countryside that you drive through.
Since a holiday is not something you go on every other day, it is necessary to plan well ahead. You need to make sure that you are able to get the best deals both in travel as well as in accommodation. For this, it is essential that you consult your travel agent. Of course, if you are a net-savvy person, all you need is to check out the internet for the best deals that are on offer at this time of the year. You are sure to get a good bargain for you and your family.
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