Welcome to the new year. You’ll notice that, despite the hype, it is very much like the previous one so far. However, that has the capability to change, and it all relies on you. 2019 is full of new opportunities and how many of these you seize depends solely on you.
But let’s deal with one that I feel almost everyone deals with in some capacity: what is your traveling situation going to look like this year? Year in, year out, the promise to travel more or to go somewhere you always wanted to go is one of the most popular resolutions out there. It’s also one of the resolutions that
1. Book your tickets early.
As soon as you know when you want to begin traveling, book your tickets. Don’t wait even a few minutes, just go buy those tickets. Frequently, travel companies, be they airlines, trains, or bus companies, sell their inventory at cheaper prices ahead of time. These companies thrive on knowing what their inventory capabilities are at. If you buy your tickets before they decide to add more lines or raise the prices, you can guarantee yourself the very best value on any ticket you may buy.
2. Join any loyalty programs available.
You deserve to be rewarded for loyalty. The best companies typically offer loyalty programs in which your continued patronage is recognized in the form of rewards. Ohio Coach, surprise, is one of these companies! By buying tickets while enrolled in our rewards program, you rack up points that you can eventually use to get free tickets. No matter who you choose to travel with, these types of programs are something that you need to be keeping an eye out for if your goal is to travel more frequently this year.
3. Start budgeting now!
No trip has funds just appear out of mid-air. You have to start planning from the moment that you know you are traveling. Nothing is more important to the execution of your plans than…well, planning. If you start budgeting now, then you can be sure that come trip time, you won’t be plagued by the stress of money worries. That way, you’ll have money to spend abroad, money to spend on your ticket, and a stress-free mind.
All this and more makes your travel plans for 2019 to be a successful year for travel. There are many more, and we will continue to fill you in on what you can do to ease your travel plans. In the meantime, let us know what you think! What do you do before planning for travel? Do you disagree with any of these points? Make sure to read our blog next week, but until then, have a great start to your 2019!