Congratulations! You’ve made it through the past six months in one piece, despite the many challenges of staying safe and keeping everyone happy.
Now it’s time to reward yourself with some much-needed relaxation. Whether you’re planning a European break or a trip further afield for some winter sun, with the help of the TUI Holiday Promise – alongside some other precautions – you and your family can still holiday safely and securely.
Here are our top tips to help you enjoy the getaway you deserve.
1. Familiarise yourself with Government advice
Keep a careful eye on the official UK Government advice, as well as that of the destination you’re travelling to, as these might not necessarily be the same. You can sign up to receive up-to-the-minute Government travel alerts via email, or find detailed travel health guidance at TravelHealthPro.
Look out for any entry restrictions, screening or quarantine requirements that might affect you when you arrive in your destination to avoid any unexpected surprises.
You can also rely on TUI to do this for you. The holiday provider guarantees quarantine-free destinations so you won’t be jetting off somewhere that has known restrictions in place.
2. Get that guarantee
To really get the most from your trip, you’ll want to feel confident you’re in safe hands – which is why it’s a great idea to book through a holiday provider like TUI. A handy add-on to your standard travel insurance, the TUI Holiday Promise includes Covid cover on all 2020 holidays, to give you that extra peace of mind.
TUI’s Covid cover allows you to amend your holiday for free if you contract Covid-19 prior to your travel dates, so you can feel confident booking your trip, knowing you’re not likely to have to cancel, or lose money. It also means you can feel safer while you’re travelling, knowing that other TUI passengers are unlikely to have chosen to travel if they’re unwell.
Covid cover also includes costs related directly to contracting the virus while on holiday, such as testing, medical costs and flying you home if needed.
3. Be over-prepared
Get organised before you take off to ensure you’re prepared for most, if not all, eventualities.
Check in with your holiday provider to see if they’ll be providing food or drink during your flight; ask your hotel to detail the necessary safety measures they have in place; call ahead to any restaurants or tourist attractions you plan to visit to ensure they’re open and operating as usual; and pack your suitcase full of games (or a tablet) to keep kids entertained on rainy days if soft play centres are closed.
Taking these steps before you go will allow you to travel safe in the knowledge that you have everything covered, meaning you can kick back and relax while you’re away.
4. Observe safety measures
Just like you would here in the UK, it’s important to honour local safety measures while you’re away.
Holidays booked through TUI will be subject to its rigorous 10-point Covid compliance plan, which holds its partner hotels to the highest safety and hygiene standards and is designed to keep you and others feeling confident and secure on your trip. Actions include online check-in available at many hotels, an extension of restaurant opening hours to provide sufficient space as well as extensive room cleaning practices.
But it’s best to still remember to wear your mask whenever necessary, practise social distancing and keep your beach bag well-stocked with hand sanitiser.
5. Accept things might not go as planned
You’ll find it tricky to truly switch off if you spend your entire holiday waiting for something to go wrong. Yes, you may need to be flexible if there’s a local lockdown or you have to cut your holiday short, but rather than wondering about ‘what ifs’, try accepting that you may have to adapt your plans with little or no notice.
Booking through a holiday provider like TUI will give you peace of mind that you’ll be taken care of whatever happens. And beyond that? This is your holiday – so go on, enjoy it.
Travel with confidence with the TUI Holiday Promise. Book your next trip now
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