Pick your destination and book a flight!
4. Book a flight!
Of course, you first need to book a plane ticket. For the cheapest flights
you can book through Cebu Pacific
, Air Asia
, or Jetstar
. These airlines are known for being low-cost carriers, and they offer great deals from time to time. To get the best deal, you can also use the website Skyscanner
to compare flight prices.
5. Get travel insurance.
Travel insurance is not mandatory, but it is important. You can get one from your choice of airline or even through your credit card provider. This gives you security in case you miss your flight, lose your luggage, or encounter an emergency abroad. Do note that some countries like those that require a Schengen Visa will require you to get insurance.
Your insurance might take care of your travel problems, but make sure to come early to the airport to avoid the stress.
6. Book your preferred accommodation.
Once you’ve booked a flight, the next step is to book your hotel
. The earlier you book a hotel the better, since the rates tend to go higher the closer you get to your staying period (this is the same with flight tickets). You can also start looking for tours if you want to join one, but you can also research and create your own itinerary. Your itinerary will be useful in looking for a hotel that is close to the places you’ll visit.
7. Be early!
On the day of your departure, be at the airport two to three hours before your flight to avoid missing it. Once you get to the airport, you’ll be experiencing queues from security, to checking your baggage in, and even to the immigration counters. Getting early will give you ample time to relax and avoid pre-flight jitters.