The weather is heating up and the yearly beach traffic is starting to pick up. Seeing car after car packed with happy vacationers and hauling boats down to the shore may have you thinking about your next getaway. If you haven’t already planned your vacation, or the thought of planning it and keeping your business running smoothly is making your head spin, you can rest easy knowing a travel agent is ready and willing to take care of the details for you.
When a character in a TV show or movie gets stressed, you often hear them say “I need a vacation.” Unfortunately, less than a fourth of people actually take all of their vacation time each year. According to a 2017 survey by Glassdoor, only 23 percent of people take all of their eligible time off, and two-thirds of those surveyed say they are still working during their vacation. While it may seem like skipping the yearly time-off would help you get ahead in the workplace, research actually shows that taking time away from the office can help boost productivity. Don’t let the busyness of your job cause you to miss out on your allotted vacation time or end up throwing together a last-minute trip. A travel agent can find out exactly what you’re looking for, work with your budget, and take care of all of the details for you so your vacation doesn’t end up feeling like more work.
Ever heard the saying, “you snooze, you lose”? It can be easy to see vacation planning as another stressor, causing you to put it on the back burner when work needs to be done. When the busy season starts to slow down and you have those vacation days sitting in the bank set to expire soon, don’t get stuck without a plan. You’re an expert at your company, so turn to an expert in travel to find the perfect trip for you or your family. There are even payment plans available so you can have your trip completely buttoned up and paid for before you even begin to pack your bags.
It may seem easy or too good to be true to find a vacation deal on a discount travel website, or to choose a location and book a hotel, with the hopes that everything else will get worked out. Between researching locations, reading reviews on hotels and restaurants, booking flights, the average person spends 10 to 20 hours on their vacation planning, even longer if they’re researching an unfamiliar location, according to a survey conducted by Journy. The other option of course, is to work with a travel agent who is an expert in creating memorable experiences. Not only can you save those 20 hours of research, you can leverage the advice of a travel professional, have a vacation package ready and waiting for you, and find out the best travel times and destinations for your budget.
Business planning is vital to keep a company moving forward and growing, just as planning a vacation is important to take care of you as an individual. We can’t always delegate our business planning, but the good news is you can delegate vacation planning and get even better results than you may have gotten on your own. Don’t get stuck with a boring vacation or answering emails from home because you didn’t have time to plan. Contact me, Aiste Foreman with Trabeona Travels at 302-648-5050 or visit www.trabeonatravels.com to begin the first step of creating your next getaway!
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Aiste is also a member of Leadership Delaware, a program focused on developing leaders and impacting communities in the first state.