If you’re pressed for time to go on a long holiday, you could always opt for a weekend break. Weekend breaks may be short, but they do not have to be short on fun.
If you can’t spare the time to plan the details of a weekend trip, especially if your intended destination is new to you, you could always simplify things by booking a weekend travel deal in the form of a travel package.
To ensure that you have a fun-filled holiday, here are mistakes you could avoid making when booking a weekend travel deal.
Not Making Comparisons or Cross-Checking Prices
To ensure that you land the best weekend travel offer, compare prices from various travel providers. Don’t jump at the first `fantastic’ offer that comes your way. Take your time to not only compare prices but itineraries as well. You should not mind paying slight extra if a particular travel deal promises a better itinerary.
Decide carefully as once you’ve made payment, getting a refund is usually messy affair.
Not Reading the Fine Print Carefully
Don’t just focus on the price and itinerary of a particular deal. This may be a little tedious, but you would have to invest time going through the terms and conditions, focusing on the refund policy. Make sure you know full well what you’re allowing yourself into before ticking the “I Accept” button.
In addition, keep tabs on email updates after booking your weekend travel deal. “Follow-up emails serve as reminders relating to updates or alerts on any cancellation or itinerary changes. So, be sure to read them”, advises Shukri Hassim, Senior Customer Service & Support Executive for Smart Online Travel Assistant (SOTA).
Not Packing light and Paying Extra Baggage Charges
With your best weekend trip deal secured, you should now be thinking of packing. The mistake most weekend air travellers make is to pack more than is necessary. Why pay excess baggage charges after all your efforts of searching for the best weekend travel deal? Even at the booking stage you should be thinking of travelling light.
Don’t think about all the clothing and items you’ll need during your weekend trip. You would have to think about the bare minimum you could make do with. So, pack light, just bring a carry-on bag with you and enjoy the short getaway!
Ready for your weekend holiday now? For a quick start on your search for a weekend travel deal, check out SOTA’s weekend travel packages with deals starting from as low as RM85.