Whilst bagging a last minute cancellation holiday no longer means booking and packing up 24 hours before departure, opting for this type of holiday can still be a huge rush, particularly if you are travelling as a family. Here we have compiled a checklist so that you can ensure you are fully prepared for your spring/summer 2015 holiday!
Transfers and parking
Getting from A to B always takes so much more time, effort and preparation when you are travelling as a family rather than travelling as you would have done in your single days! Being prepared when it comes to airport parking and transfers is vital, and could save you time and money. You don’t have to book the pre-arranged options provided by your flight operator or travel agent however, there are independent services available.
Insurance – Be prepared for the unexpected
Travelling abroad comes with a lot of ‘what ifs’ whether you are paying full price or booking one of the cut-price cancellation holiday deals available so taking out travel insurance for all the family is important. In addition to this, applying for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will ensure you have access to free healthcare in a European Economic Area (EEA). If you currently hold an EHIC then check its expiry as it may need renewal.
Applying for a new card or renewing your existing EHIC is free of charge and will save you money if there’s trouble in paradise.
Money deals – finding the best currency exchange for your holiday
Shopping around for the best deal doesn’t just apply to finding your cancellation holiday, you can get your travel money at cut-rate prices if you compare.
Documents: Without a passport there is no holiday
Make sure your passport is in date as there are many countries that require your passport to be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. You should also make sure that you have all necessary documentation to hand prior to take off.
Cancellation holiday experts Cheap Beach Holidays said that “passengers forgetting their passport was the number one reason for people not making their departure flight.” In 2014 alone 2% of holidaymakers made this mistake, so don’t be a part of the statistics, remember your passport.