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Everyone’s idea of a perfect holiday destination is a little varied. For some, it is jumping into pools and turning a golden bronze at the beach, for others, it is exploring vast jungles on the back of an elephant, whilst some may enjoy skiing and snowboarding off the highest peaks known to man. For some of us, it is all of the above. So, how do you choose the perfect holiday destination? We’ve rounded up some of the top tips to bear in mind before you make that booking.
Sun or ski?
If you only have those precious ten days off in the whole year and you find yourself slowly but surely turning an odd grey colour, then those ten days will be far better spent in the sunshine than on a crazy winter sports adventure on the slopes. However, if you are travelling with friends or family, then compromises must be made when choosing the destination.
To ensure you all get what you want (you only have those ten days to play with, after all) ensure everyone involved makes a compromise. If you demand a beach but your other half demands a hiking adventure, consider somewhere adventurous like Egypt or Thailand, where you’ll both have plenty of golden sand but there’s no shortage of adventure to be had. Speak to a travel advisor such as The Co-operative Travel to ensure you’re both getting the best deal and that your destination has something for everyone.
Consider the needs of the many
Sure, maybe you want to go shark diving off the coast of Australia, but not with a two year old and a four year old in tow. When choosing the perfect holiday destination, make sure it can accommodate everyone’s needs. Package holidays can be perfect in this situation as resorts typically have plenty of fun things to do and safe activities and entertainment for children, allowing you to relax and explore at your own pace. Picture yourself chilling out by the pool with a cocktail in hand as the kids delight in the adventure playground across the way.
What’s your priority?
Maybe your boyfriend or girlfriend has always wanted to trek to Machu Picchu and mingle with the tribes in the Amazon, but this is not going to work out as the best location for a proposal. If a romantic getaway is your plan, avoiding crocodiles and jumping over snake pits in the mud will make an amazing adventure holiday, but not an environment you want to introduce a diamond ring into.
Consider what the priority of your trip is and what element of comfort is needed. Is this a luxury break? A rough and dirty adventure? Do you want modern or quaint? Answering these questions will make it a lot easier for you and your travel advisor to help you choose the perfect holiday destination. When attempting to choose the perfect holiday destination, the best advice is to take a look at the world map and see what intrigues you. Our time off work in this hectic world is sadly short, and so you want to make sure you make the most of it.
If you’re not sure where to go, don’t make the mistake of returning to the same tired locations because you can’t think of anything new. Instead, pop in to see a travel advisor and let your imagination run wild. Whether you’re travelling solo, with a partner, a group or a family, there is nothing stopping you from having an amazing adventure with the time you’ve got.