How to independently organize a summer vacation
Summer vacation is a long-awaited time for those who are planning to discover new countries or to relax in a familiar place. What to do: give the organization of your holiday at the mercy of travel agencies and be tied to a tourist group, or organize your own travel?
1. Air travel: use online booking and ticketing services
One of the most famous online ticket search services in Russia - Skyscanner.ru. With this service, travelers can compare airlines, prices of flights at different intermediaries and choose the best options for themselves, focusing on their plans. There are other services: Anywayanyday.com, Aviasales.ru, Trip.ru - you can choose at your discretion depending on your own preferences.
2. Travel insurance: buy travel insurance from an insurance company
If you already have a visa - do not forget to buy medical insurance for travelers. The usual standard coverage, if the rest does not imply extreme, is 30, 000 euros, and such insurance will cost about 510 rubles to 1, 100 rubles for a week. If the insurance coverage increases to 100, 000 euros (any well-known insurance companies in Russia have online calculators of the cost of insurance for traveling abroad, you can calculate on the website of Rosgosstrakh, Ingostrakh, and others). And if you are planning to make a visa, in any case, you will not be able to forget the insurance - this is the official requirement of all embassies.
This is important: even if you already have a Schengen visa, it still makes sense to make medical insurance for the duration of your stay abroad. It is inexpensive and can help in unforeseen situations related to health.
3. Accommodation: go to the platforms for searching and booking hotels or apartments
The largest resource in the world for searching and booking accommodation, as you know - Booking.com. This is a huge service, with which you can find offers for accommodation in almost all corners of the globe at any price. If you want to rent an apartment or an apartment, then airbnb.com service (there is also a Russian version) will come to the rescue - private owners willingly rent their apartments, and Airbnb monitors the honesty and integrity of landlords and tenants.
4. Transfer / transfer: find the desired type of transport via the Internet on specialized resources
Planning to rent a car? No problem: at your service are international online booking services for Avis, Europcar, Hertz and others. With the help of these services you will be able to pick up a car of the class that seems to be suitable and affordable both in terms of external or technical parameters and in price. Basically, at the time of renting a car, a security deposit is taken (the amount on the account is blocked), which is returned after the car is returned. There are companies that do not take collateral. In any case, it is worthwhile to turn to world-renowned services - this will help save time, nerves and money.
5. Treatment or diagnosis: if you plan to undergo treatment or diagnosis in the selected country, book an appointment at the clinic in advance
Some tourists prefer to combine recreation with treatment in another country. The option is really excellent: see the sights and improve your health. Of course, on a short trip, it makes sense to consider diagnostics (Check-up) in a certain medical field, as well as light cosmetic or plastic procedures that will not take much time and will not require a hospital. In order to get to a good clinic, it is best to book an appointment at the clinic in advance through online services for finding and organizing treatment. One of the most popular international online services is MEDIGO, which has a Russian-language version of the site and a Russian-language support service. There are local service providers in each country, but not all of them speak Russian and they will not always be able to organize additional services, such as a translator or a transfer.
- Skyscanner.ru Search and booking of flights
- Booking.com Search and book hotels worldwide
- Europcar Car rental worldwide
- MEDIGO Search and organization of treatment worldwide