Hi guys, not to depress you or anything but I’m heading on plane to Nice with University Rooms today. It’s somewhere I’ve long desired to travel to and it’s finally happening. But sometimes you can hit a brick wall when you come to decide where to go on holiday next. There’s an influx of resources available online and it can sometimes really bombard you. When I was in travel, I was frequently tasked with trying to find the holiday and destination for clients. Sometimes it was so easy, and others were pretty hard to please. But I always gave an imaginary, mini fist-bump when I did find something for them. I’ve put together a few tips of how you can help make that process a little bit easier and seem less of a chore!
1. USE OTHER BLOGS AS INSPIRATION. Yep, I’m as gullible as they come and as soon as I see a pretty photo of somewhere on someone’s blog or Instagram, I’m hook, line & sinker. The term “influencer” and “enabler” is flung around a lot, but it’s hard not to deny that in this day and age our spending habits are really based on what we see online now. I don’t shy away from the fact that I booked a cheap trip to Oslo because of Sophie (and the £45pp return flights, TA RYANAIR!) and my trip to the Dominican because of Lucinda.
2. GRAB SOME BROCHURES. I know we all rely on the internet now, but there’s nothing like grabbing a few tangible brochure to look at. The colourful photos and info are great for getting sat down on the sofa with your travelling companion to flick through on rainy, drizzly day!
3. HOLIDAY DECIDER QUIZ. Lot’s of tour operators have some fab quizzes to decide where you should go next or what type of trip you should take next! This one on Thomson’s is great and worth a go if you are struggling with deciding on your plans.
4. TRIPADVISOR CAN BE YOUR BEST FRIEND OR YOUR WORST ENEMY. I love TripAdvisor, it’s so great to see so many first-hand experiences of what people have experienced whilst on holiday. I love how over the years it has now incorporated restaurants and things to do on the site, too. But, it really can be your worst nightmare. Nothing sucks more than finding the dream holiday and then finding a couple of bad reviews. Take them with a pinch of salt though, only you can make your own experience!
5. JOIN TWITTER CHATS OR FACEBOOK GROUPS. Joining in Twitter chats with other like-minded individuals on the world wide web community can lead you to finding the perfect break and joining Facebook communities might open your eyes to new ideas and possibilities.
6. DO AN ALLOCATION ON ARRIVAL. This might be a scary one for some, if you are really struggling to decide where to go or what hotel to choose, allocation on arrival deals can be great. Usually, you are given the destinations to choose from but where you will stay is down to the availability on arrival. If you like to choose exactly what you want, this one might not be for you but if you are feeling adventurous and open to the opportunities, this might be a pleasant surprise for you!
I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.