7 Tips if you’re travelling this Christmas

Most people pack up and head on a holiday over the Christmas period and it can often be a time of stress. Whether you’re heading overseas on the hunt for a magical white Christmas or if you’re travelling locally, either way, it is always nice to be travelling stress-free!

If you haven’t got anything planned, click here for our 5 ways to spend Christmas abroad.

Here are our 7 tips for a stress-free holiday season!

#1 Make a list – Yep, just like the Santa himself!

The most important thing you can do is make a list of everything you need in regards to your travel documents. Most countries require at least 6 months validity on a passport – have you checked your expiry date?

If you want a printable carry on checklist, click here.

#2 Tell your bank / financial institutions 

If you’re travelling overseas, the last thing you’ll need is for your cards to be cancelled because the bank thinks they have been stolen! Let your bank know you’re travelling and you won’t have any issues.

#3 Register with Smart Traveller

For fellow Aussies, you can register your details with Smart Traveller before you travel. The website also has helpful travel information as well.

#4 Pack your chargers & Emergency phone numbers

Update your contacts with any emergency numbers you may need (e.g travel insurance) and also remember to pack your phone charger!

#5 Check your flight bookings online for accuracy and check in online

If your airline will allow you to check in prior to arriving at the airport, you can often beat a massive queue as you can skip right to the bag drop counter!

#6 Check for last minute flight changes at the airport

When you’re at the airport, keep an eye on the departure board as you will often find there is a last minute gate change and it can be a mad dash to get to the gate on time if you’re not aware.

#7 Pack your Christmas Presents

It is Christmas after all! Remember to pack your Christmas presents (if they are fragile, you’re best to put them in your carry on luggage).

Do you have travel insurance?

Before travelling, make sure you get a travel insurance policy – you never know when you might need it! Click here for information on travel insurance, what company we recommend and a link to get an instant quote.

Alternative accommodation

If you’re looking for alternative accommodation to either save some money or share with friends or family, click here for information on Air B&B ($50 discount on your first booking), hotel price comparison websites etc.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear – Will Ferrell ‘Elf’



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