December 3, 2021

How to Start Planning Your 2022 International Travel Dreams

It’s been a long wait, but international travel is finally back on the cards for Australians — and right now is the perfect time to start planning your next trip. Whether you’re going for a quick business trip or an extended holiday, there are a few tips to remember during the planning process.

In this guide, we’ll cover what to do before booking your next overseas trip. We’ll also offer resources for finding deals on your international airfares, so you can explore the world in an affordable way.

Start researching destinations

First, you’ll want to narrow down your options and choose the destination(s) that you’d like to visit. Get inspired by reading travel blogs, checking out travel-oriented social media accounts, or talking to friends and family about the great places they’ve explored. If you want to fit multiple destinations into a single trip, consider buying a round-the-world ticket.

Figure out the basics

Once you’ve chosen a location, you can start to determine the basics of your trip (if you haven’t already). Consider questions such as:

  • What time of year will you go?
  • How long will you stay?
  • What type of budget do you have?

With this information, you can begin connecting the dots of your trip and start looking at flights, accommodation, and activities.

Choose the best time to book

International airfare prices are always fluctuating – especially as global travel rules continue to change because of the pandemic. If you plan on booking your flights without a travel agent, make sure to do thorough research to find the best deal. Otherwise, the travel specialists at Airfare Geeks are always happy to have a chat and help you secure a great price on your flights.

Make sure your passport is valid

Without the ability to travel overseas, most Aussies haven’t needed to pull out their passport in the last couple of years. If it’s been a while since you’ve used yours, make sure to check that it’s still valid – for at least six months after your travel ends. Need to apply for or renew a passport? Make sure to do it at least six weeks before you’re due to depart.

Speak with a professional travel agent

Now more than ever, there’s a lot to juggle when planning an international trip, which is where a professional travel agent can come in. Agencies like Airfare Geeks can help you plan everything from airfare to accommodation to activities while also offering guidance on entry requirements in various countries (including visas, vaccination requirements, and pre-departure COVID-19 tests).

At Airfare Geeks, we’re passionate about helping people get out and explore the world. Not only are we highly experienced travel professionals, but we’re also travellers ourselves – and we love sharing our knowledge with our clients.

Wherever you want to go, Airfare Geeks can help you get there. Right now, we have fantastic deals to destinations across Europe, North America, Asia, and more. For example, this economy class deal with Swiss Airlines will take you on a journey to top destinations like Tokyo, Lisbon, Barcelona, Orlando, and Los Angeles.

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