5 Myths About Traveling

Wednesday, 01 Dec 2010 11:26 AM

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There are a few myths about traveling that prevent some from undertaking travel frequently or make them nervouse when traveling.

Here are five common myths about traveling:
 
1. Traveling by air is very expensive: One common travel myth is that travelling by air is generally more expensive than traveling by road or rail. However, if you are doing long-distance travel, air travel saves time that you can spend entravel myths airport
luggagejoying your vacation. It can also reduce the number of days off that you need to take, thereby preserving one’s salary or wages and offering ease and comfort in traveling. Further, long trips spanning several days by road or rail can be extremely tiring and expensive with hotel stay, food, and related expenses, which can be avoided with air travel. In the end, if one weighs the two options, the additional benefits outweigh the additional expenses of air travel.
 
2. One needs to carry luggage with all the items required for their trip: This is a common myth about traveling. It is advisable to carry required items in order to avoid searching around for stuff at your destination. However, one should know the difference between something that is nice to carry and something that you need to carry. Carrying excessive stuff increases the amount of luggage that needs to be carried everywhereyou go, which reduces the ease and speed of travel. Rather than carrying commonly available items, you can purchase them once you reach your destination.
 
3.Last-minute travel plans always turn out to be expensive: This is another common myth about travel. There are several flights and hotel bookings that can be made at the last minute at a reasonable price. Many hotels offer discounts in order to avoid vacant rooms. And the airlines, if not full, reduce their prices in order to attract customers. Often, one can get huge discounts on last-minute bookings.
 
4. Most foreign tourist destinations are unsafe: This is another travel myths. Most popular foreign tourist destinations are well maintained and guarded, since the state or nation earns huge revenue through tourism. With improvement in technology and communication, pertinent information about most destinations can be obtained online. Unless you are exploring remote areas without adequate preparation or knowledge, you need not get panicky while traveling to foreign destinations.
 
5.Self-booking is better than planning traveling through trip advisors or travel booking agents: This is another common travel myth. Self-booking requires adequate knowledge about the place and the mode of travel. Most booking agents know about tourist destinations, places to stay, places to visit, food , culture, and other aspects of travel and can provide useful suggestions. Their advice will help you make informed travel decisions. Since the travel booking agents also do bulk booking, they can pass on the discounts and add huge savings to your travel budget.
 
Bon voyage!

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