Have you been stuck at home and in need of an escape? Well, now you could treat yourself to that long awaited and well deserved vacation abroad with a loan from Direct Axis.
Going on a holiday shouldn’t be a stressful exercise, so planning it in a way that minimizes cost is vital in maximizing the funds within your budget.
Luckily, there are a couple of ways in which you can get the most for your Rands that will hopefully result in you feeling like a true global citizen.
After you’ve been approved for your loan it’ll be good to start preparing you holiday as soon as possible. By deciding on the dates in advance you’ll be able to decrease the amount spent on airplane tickets, accommodation and perhaps even, the activities you’re planning on doing once you’re there.
Do research and compare the prices of several airliners and travel websites – also, consider their offerings and what’s including in the packages. Visit websites and read reviews; by doing so you’ll have some insight as to what to expect and whether it is inclusive of the features that you (and your companions) desire.
Travelling outside of peak seasons and to places with comparative or weaker currencies could save you lots of money. Typically, countries in Asia, Africa and South America are more cost effective, but offer just as much when compared to countries in North America, Europe and Australia. As long as you know what you want from your holiday, you’ll be able to find it with the correct amount of research and patience.
Be cautious of deals which are “too good to be true” as the service provider might not have disclosed information regarding the boutique on offer. Take note of whether you’d require a visa to travel to your destination as you’ll need to account for the time required to apply for a traveller’s visa. According to the Henley’s and Partners 2021 travel report, South Africans can travel to 103 different countries visa-free.
More so, remember to check your passports and how long it is still has before expiration. Despite your passport remaining valid until the date of expiration, most countries require your passport to have 3 to 6 months validity remaining before they will allow you to enter or issue a travel visa.
Lastly, to ensure that you have the best holiday imaginable with the necessary peace of mind for both you and your family, inquire whether you’re required to have an inoculations before travelling (especially to countries with incidence of tropical diseases) and how you’re able to utilize your local medical aid scheme abroad.
After all the planning, it’s time to pack your bags and get going to that picturesque destination.