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What you need to know about travelling safely in December

Naseerah Nanbhai | naseerahnanabhai@gmail.com
9 December 2022 | 13:30 PM CAT
2 min read

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With the December holidays around the corner, there is a lot that we may be looking forward to. Whether it is a break from our normal routine, travelling to a new place or just relaxing and unwinding at home, we all have something enjoyable planned.

Often regarded as the most exciting time of the year, December brings long, luminous summer days and the embodiment of respite. While we eagerly await this time of year, safety and diligence should be prioritized in all activities. Most importantly, those who choose to travel need to keep themselves and others around them safe.

Here is a list of tips to keep safe while travelling:

Look for the best deals

The holidays can b a great time to find good deals on hotels and transportation; make sure to be looking in the right spots. Many travel websites offer great holiday packages, flights, lodging, and activities deals.

Avoid popular travel days.

Generally, all days surrounding public holidays tend to be extremely popular travel days. A good tip for travelling during the holidays is to avoid these particular days.

Plan for extra travel time

Holiday travel can be wildly unpredictable. Remember to budget extra time for delays, road closures, bad weather, and anything else that could go wrong. A good tip is to arrive at the airport a couple of hours early just in case of any problems or miscommunication.

Pack smart

Packing is something that many (if not all) travellers struggle with. Look at the weather reports for your destination and pack appropriate clothing for the climate. Many travellers fall into the trap of overpacking. While it’s always good to be prepared, packing lightly is what will help you in the long run.

Have a backup plan

As mentioned before, the holidays can be a crazy time for travel, which means that many things could go wrong. Planning for problems before they happen is a good habit to get into while travelling. Still, it is particularly helpful during the holidays because it will ensure you don’t miss any parties or events.

While travelling may be difficult, utilizing the tips in this article can help ensure that your holiday travel is stress-free. Remember that while travelling gets you to your destination, it doesn’t define the trip. Don’t let a bad travelling experience ruin your holiday! 

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