You’re not alone if you’re a bit intimidated by a mountain of travel choices. Here are things to consider as you make plans.
What kind of travel experience do you want? Be honest with yourself, but don’t let any restrictions deter you.
What kind of traveler are you? Do you want to fill every waking moment with sightseeing or some activity? Or do you want time for relaxing? Perhaps a combination of the two?
Do you like to travel alone or is a companion a must? On most tours it’s much less expensive for single travelers to share accommodations with someone of the same sex.
Think of recent trips you’ve taken. Did they satisfy? If so, why? If not, how come? What might you have done differently?
If you’re still unclear as to what kind of tour would suit you, there’s help. The United States Tour Operators Association has a quick test on its website. In addition, the USTOA offers a vast amount of information on tours. Contact: www.ustoa.com/2009/personalityquiz.cfm.
Consider working with a travel agent who has expertise in the kind of trip and experience you want. A good agent can handle many details of a trip for you.
A travel vacation should not only be an unforgettable experience, but offer solid peace of mind. That’s why USTOA created a consumer protection fund which protects consumers who book with our Active Members.Learn More