The festive season is here again and it is the time many people travel
to different destinations within and outside Nigeria. You know that
travelling during this period can be very hectic and stressful. But
while the crowds at airports and parks aren’t going anywhere, there are
steps you can take to make the experience a little easier.
Jumia Travel shares ways you can make holiday travel less stressful.
Avoid peak travel dates The
peak travel dates for the festive season are Christmas and New Year.
So, if you want to travel and also want to save a lot of money, you
should get to your destinations a week or days before these peak travel
Book everything well in advance Book hotels,
transfers, tours and other activities well in advance to avoid
disappointment and to also get the best deals. Flights and accommodation
can even be double the price during peak seasons.
Be flexible If
you’re serious about saving, then being flexible about your departure
date or time will potentially save you hundreds of naira. Look out for
anti-social timed departures such as very early morning or late at night
for the best deals. Avoid travelling out on Friday nights or back on
Sunday nights or Monday mornings because these times are always hectic.
Pick a lesser-known destination Instead
of visiting the same places as everyone else, why not explore a new
location which is lesser-known and therefore less crowded during peak
times? For example, Dubai is a destination Nigerians frequent while
Kajuru Castle in Kaduna is a tourism hub that quite a number of people
overlook. It is advisable to vacation in Kajuru Castle as this involves
little or no stress.
Pack wisely If you do not want to
lose your luggage, pack wisely. This is because almost everyone is
travelling at the same time and besides if you overpack, you will find
it extremely difficult to navigate with your luggage. A simple carry on
bag is fine.