Summer is almost over and kids are back in school (or will be next week).  When is the best time to start planning your spring break vacation?  NOW



Here are some tips for planning HOLIDAY FAMILY TRAVEL 

Tip No. 1: Make bookings early.
It’s never too early to when it comes to holiday travel.  We’ve worked with clients looking to book holiday travel dates as soon as the flights come out (which is usually 331 days from the date of return).  If you are looking at April for a land vacation, the best time to book would be May or June.  As we saw, even booking in July was already pretty booked up.  Cruises may be available to book 18 months out and if you are looking for suites or adjoining cabins, the time to book is as soon as the itineraries are open for sale.  Booking school holiday vacations at the last minute will most likely be more expensive, or worst-case scenario, not even be available.

Tip No. 2: Include travel insurance.
My Vacation Lady always recommend that our clients purchase travel insurance.  Weather delays and larger-than-usual crowds can really effect the flights.  Also, when you book so far in advance, Travel Insurance can help with the unexpected happens.

Tip No. 3: Double and triple check your documentation.
Many countries have specific passport expiration requirements.  It may need to be valid six months beyond your date of travel, so it is important to check these as soon as you even start thinking of planning your holiday vacation.  Passport renewals are taking up to 4 months so please get on that now if your passport is expiring or if you need to apply for a new passport for the kids.

Tip No. 4: Confirm whether you need a consent form when traveling with children.
If one parent is traveling internationally with children, you may need a parental consent form from the parent who is not traveling.   This needs to be a notarized consent form and some countries are very strict about these.

Tip No. 5: Consider getting Global Entry

When lines are longer than usual, it’s really nice to be able to go to the TSA check point lines and virtually skip through customs and immigration.

And for our teachers or school employees who want to travel during spring break for their adult vacation or honeymoon—  the same applies. 

While you think that adult only resorts won’t fill up as fast as the family friendly resorts, there are tons of educators who want to travel during spring break as well.   We already have a few honeymoons and adult vacations booked during spring break 2024.

Contact us NOW to lock in your March and April 2024 vacations and honeymoons.

My Vacation Lady can help you navigate the rough waters of planning a holiday family vacation.  We’re as close as a click or phone call away.


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