Published Date: June 1, 2022
If you’re travelling for the first time, the chances that you may have a positive experience depends on how you plan the trip, and what exactly you should know as a first time traveller. Tips for first-time travellers are aplenty, however, we have a few things covered in this blog whether you’re travelling alone for the first time, travelling with a friend for the first time, visiting a destination for the first time, checking out a new experience or planning to stay in a different type of accommodation.
1. First things first. Follow your passion even if you want to venture out all alone. Accept the challenge, and go for it with proper planning and due diligence.
2. What do you know about the local culture of a destination? That’s another question worth a reply to. The best way is to check the local bazaars or markets, restaurants, religious houses or shrines. According to a survey, about 29 per cent of first-time travellers mentioned that trying out the local food was the most favourite tip offered to their family/friends.
3. Some VISAs need more money and effort than others, therefore ensure you check the proper details on the government website. The same is applicable for passport. If you’re travelling abroad for the first time, check the expiry date of your passport—selected countries require at least 6 months passport validity so as to enter. Therefore, if your passport has less than 6 months from the date of expiry, it is time for passport renewal. Another research revealed that 24 per cent of travellers would even advocate carrying your passport throughout the trip.
4. Take a snapshot of your VISA, passport and travel insurance, and mail a copy of those to yourself. Losing those could be a nightmare especially if you’re travelling solo for the first time.
5. Do you pack too much for any trip? You aren’t alone as 18 per cent of travellers, according to a survey, feel the pressure packing too much when they travel abroad. At least before you leave, arrange things on the bed classifying them into ‘needs’ and ‘wants’, and sort out your priorities. In this way, you’ll be able to ditch at least by 30 per cent things what you think aren’t that necessary for the trip. Go for layers, and always factor in the comfort experience first especially when it comes to packing accessories.
6. In transit, reset your time to match your destination time zone as you board the plane, and utilize that time to decide when to sleep. May be it will help you to eliminate the effects of jetlag at large.
7. Always keep some small change handy in your pocket or wallet. Many street vendors and cab drivers won’t be able to give you the proper change for large notes. Trust us; it’ll save you a lot of hassle and time of course.
If you’re a first-time traveller looking for the best travel agency in India, then do talk to us, as we’ll make short work of your first-time travel concerns.