No matter where you go on vacation, you will discover a multitude of opinions, some good and some bad. Take from it what you will and sometimes, that advice can be extremely useful.
So here are 14 Common Misconceptions About Luxury Tourism:
- One-way tickets are regularly more expensive than round-trip
That applied to be the case, but this doesn’t certainly hold true anymore. Sometimes one-way tickets can be affordable, especially if you are flying in and out of two separate goals.
- Luxury hotels are eternally worth their cost
Many hotels are only insignificantly above standard and charge for things like Wi-Fi that cheaper hotels offer for free. While not eternally the case, quite a few times you’ll walk away questioning why you paid so much for so little.
- Hostels are the standard form of accommodation
Often they can be if you sense comfortable sharing a room with up to 10 strangers. But if you get fortunate on a last-minute deal, some general hotels can offer some very competing rates too, so shop around. Sometimes even spending a few pounds extra may land you the personal room you have been longing for.
- It’s affordable to book hotel tickets far in advance
A 2012 study revealed the best time for buying plane tickets is six weeks before the set travel date, no more and no limited. However, make sure you compare several sites and monitor the costs accurately. Some sites will let you set up periodic or weekly alerts for airfares.
- Duty-free always has the best prices
A comparison study showed there are chances to be had on chocolate, cigarettes, and alcohol, but other items like perfume and watches are still best bought at your favorite shop.
- Breathing the used air on planes will make you unhealthy
If that were true, you would be served by red-eyed flight attendants who would sneeze in your drinks. The air is recycled, yes, but also filtered. The best way to avoid sickness on a flight is to wash or sanitize hands regularly.
- Cruise packages automatically cover all expenses
While cruises manage to be costly to book, they are not usually all-inclusive. Certain things like water, soft drink, and meals are covered, but other items such as the internet, liquor and other particulars on board are not. Be sure to double-check with your cruise operator to see specifically what’s included.
- It’s not worth attending Southeast Asia in the rainy season
The rainy season in countries like Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Burma, and Vietnam lasts from about May/June to September/October (it varies by country). However, the rain typically lasts about 30 minutes to a couple of hours each time, so you won’t necessarily be held up indoors all day.
- Weekend stays are perpetually more expensive
Weekend holidays don’t always work out more expensive since hotels that cater to business travelers often offer excellent weekend discounts and specials.
- You don’t require travel insurance
You may think you are traveling to a country where nothing is likely to occur, or which is close enough to home should you require to return for any emergencies. However, it is smart to always purchase travel insurance in the state the absolute worst does happen. Some nations, as a condition of entry, want you to get travel insurance.
- Travelling Europe by train is inexpensive than any other way
Depending on the time and period of travel, taking a train can be more costly and can sometimes take longer. Take a train for the experience or the endless hours of scenery watching, but not for your budget.
- Package deals are the real deals
If you think you’re getting a great deal, price out the components separately and see just where you’re saving and the quality of what’s included.
- English is spoken everywhere
It depends on the location, where you are traveling to of course, and while it’s becoming extremely common, it isn’t universal. Quite often a native English speaker talks too fast to be understood or in some modern countries like Japan, where we might assume English is widespread, it isn’t.
- You will be pickpocketed
Common sense is invaluable here, and pickpocketing doesn’t just happen abroad – it can happen on your very own doorstep. Of course, tourists are at the mark, but if you are more conscious of your valuables, you can skip out this fear. Remember not to keep your passport in an easily accessible
CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.