Last minute holidays are a great way to save money, but they can have hidden costs. But many people simply aren't aware that some foreign countries have strict entry requirements in place that foreign nationals entering the country must abide by
(PRWeb UK) September 15, 2010
A recent survey by Sainsbury’s credit cards found that 1.28 million travellers had booked their holiday just two weeks before travelling, while a further 528,000 had booked their holiday just seven days before departure. While a last minute holiday can be considerably cheaper than a holiday that’s been booked months in advance, many travellers are unaware of their destination’s entry requirements, meaning that these cheap holidays could end up being a little more taxing than originally thought.
“Last minute holidays are a great way to save money, but they can have hidden costs. But many people simply aren’t aware that some foreign countries have strict entry requirements in place that foreign nationals entering the country must abide by,” says Ian Raine of online holiday firm ulookubook.com
While this may come as a surprise to some people who are searching for inexpensive breaks, many popular holiday destinations require tourists to have visas before they fly. Places such as Egypt, which is popular for its Sharm el Sheikh holidays requires visitors to apply for a visa if they plan to stay in the region for longer than 14 days, and those who travel the country without a visa will face difficulties when arriving.
“If you don’t get a visa before you go on holiday, or can’t produce them on arrival, then depending on the country, you will have to buy one at the airport, which will delay the start of your holiday, or you could even face a fine. So if you want to avoid any lengthy delays or charges, then the best thing to do is research your destination before you book. If you’re unsure of what visas or documentation you need to take with you, check the travel advice provided on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website to see the up to date traveller information on your chosen country,” says Raine.
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ulookubook.com is part of The Holiday Discount Centre, a member of ABTA (J4901) and Advantage (the largest travel consortium in the UK). Based in the UK, they have over 30 experienced travel advisors and have booked over 300,000 passengers via the internet.
ulookubook.com are not owned by any major tour operator, allowing them to offer free impartial travel advice and promote a wider range of holiday offers from various suppliers including Thomson, First Choice, Thomas Cook and many more.
What makes ulookubook.com prices stand out from the crowd is not only do they offer already cheap holiday deals, they also offer an extra on-line discount plus a price guarantee. Their website allows customers to have full flexibility in their search criteria giving something more than just a bog standard one/two week holiday. With deals like this, why would you want to search for a holiday elsewhere?
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