Hello there, lovebirds! It’s the one time of the year you get to flaunt your undying love for your better half. There are so many ways to celebrate this special occasion, including romantic candlelit dinners, game nights at home, and taking a romantic vacation together! For those who intend to travel, how do you go about planning for a smooth trip that forges a lifetime of wonderful memories? No idea where or how to begin? We’ll teach you with this guide, so read on for helpful tips!
Define your couple travel style
First, sit down with your partner and discuss what type of vacation you both prefer. Is it a free and easy tour or one with a tour agency that plans the majority of your itinerary? A tropical, all-inclusive resort stay in the Maldives with sun, sand, and sea, or an exciting road trip through Australia? Come to an agreement on what both of you would enjoy; after all, communication is key in a relationship. Decide what you’d like to do on your ideal vacation and what items you’d like to check off your bucket lists. Remember to also check the validity of your passport and have it renewed if it is not within 6 months of the date of travel!
Set your budget
How much money are you willing to spend on your holiday? You’ll need to set aside a budget for the trip, taking into account the cost of your flight tickets, lodging, and expenses for food, sightseeing, and possibly shopping. One tip for getting cheap airline tickets is to book at least 3 months in advance. You can do so by checking websites such as Skyscanner and Google Flights, which compare flight prices across various airlines to find the best deals. If you want to redeem your airline miles, keep in mind the flight availability and the number of miles required.
Did you know that Tiq Travel insurance covers you for up to 60 days before your trip? Once you’ve confirmed your travel plans, you should purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellation and deposit loss.
Accommodation is likely to take up a large portion of your travel budget. For those looking to stay somewhere nice while getting the most bang for their buck, keep an eye out for loyalty programs. The Golden Circle by Shangri La, for example, rewards valued guests with special offers and privileges. At certain destinations, you can stay for 3 nights and pay only for 2! Other loyalty programs may allow you to redeem airline miles for accommodation.
Plan your itinerary
How long will your holiday last? Certain companies provide marriage leave, allowing you to take a longer vacation. Aside from avoiding the school holiday seasons in Singapore, where air tickets tend to be overpriced (unless you’ve made a booking way in advance), you should also consider the tourist season in your destination country. Visiting during peak season may imply good weather, but prices might be higher and there will most likely be crowds.
For free and easy travel, you can get discounted day packages or attraction tickets in advance from sites like Klook or KKDay. If you’re not planning on taking public transportation, check out Kayak’s car rental rates. Google Reviews can be useful for recommendations on good food places based on location. If you’re planning a trip to Asia or the surrounding region, visit Travel141 for more information on top attractions. Another site with travel reviews from users all over the world that you might find useful is TripAdivsor.
You could also, on the other hand, sit back and tiq it easy by engaging a professional travel planner to help you organise your trip.
Special occasion? Ask and you shall be given.
If you are on one of those once-in-a-lifetime proposal vacations, that calls for further celebration. Here’s some good news: some airlines will provide you with complimentary goodies (such as champagne and cake) on board if they are aware you’re on your honeymoon. The same goes for hotels; some may even upgrade your room for free or provide complimentary services. Hence, don’t be afraid to ask. Share your happiness (and marriage certificate) with the airline(s) and hotel(s)!
There are a few more things to consider before you make your departure. Aside from having at least six months’ validity on your passport, find out if you need to apply for a visa for the country you’re visiting. If necessary, apply early to avoid any delays at immigration. And don’t forget the most important thing: travel insurance! Protect yourself and your partner with Tiq Travel Insurance and enjoy a safe and stress-free holiday. Happy travels!
Passed the honeymoon stage? You can still travel, even if you have kids. Read: ‘Have Kids Can Travel: 7 Fun Places to Visit This Holiday‘
Information is accurate as at 6 February 2023. This policy is underwritten by Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. (Company Reg. No. 201331905K). Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.
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