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5 tips for planning your 2020 holidays

15 January 2020 08:21

Turn your travel into a slick operation

Turn your travel into a slick operation

There's a long year ahead and nothing in the calendar. You're ready to book your next adventure, but you want to do it right...

Planning is key to getting the most out of your holiday, from securing the best deals to maximising your time on the beach. Follow our top five planning tips to help you book your perfect 2020 getaway...

1. Book in January

January is the cheapest month of the year for booking flights, according to research by travel agency Opodo. Take advantage of the new year sales and beat those start-of-year blues by giving yourself something to look forward to!

2. Shop around

Holiday comparison sites are making it easier than ever to find the best deals. Consider all your options and try to be flexible with your selected dates and airports to secure yourself the best fares and flight times.

3. Maximise your annual leave

Did you know you can, in effect, almost double your annual leave windows by booking around public holidays this year? Use those extra eight days of bank holiday to your benefit by booking your out-of-office time strategically. Just remember to try and avoid peak travel days.

4. Start saving early

It's never too early to start saving. Whether you're booking for next month or half a year's time, it's good to set a manageable budget in the lead up to your break. Not only will it save you stress in the long run, but watching your holiday fund go up will make the wait feel even more exciting!

5. Try something new

Tired of going to the same destinations? Break out of your comfort zone and explore a new city, country or mountain stretch this year. Search for 2020's top destinations, or throw a dart at a map and see where fate guides you!

New year. New adventures. New travel insurance.

Don't forget your travel cover! At World First we offer a range of great options on travel insurance that will give you peace of mind wherever your adventures take you.