5 useful tips for peak season travel

5 useful tips for peak season travel

Holiday hacks

Text: Amelia Chia

Jet-setting this holiday season? The good folk at Klook share their top insights on how to navigate the maddening crowds and get to your next destination with ease

1. Pre-book everything online to skip the queues
This is especially useful for popular tourist attractions such as Sagrada Familia in Barcelona or Top of the Rock in New York City. If you're planning to travel by train across Europe or Japan, booking your tickets online will save you the hassle of queuing and understanding signs in a foreign language. Look out for open-dated tickets in case your plans change due to bad traffic or weather.

2. Kickstart your holiday in comfort and style
Consider purchasing lounge access if you're not a frequent flyer member already, as it's likely that the airport will be packed at this time of the year. In Singapore Changi Airport, $39.40 will get you three hours of bliss. Choose from the Plaza Premium Lounge, TGM (The Green Market), or Blossom (SATS & Plaza Premium Lounge) here.

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3. Store all your travel documents in one place for easy access
Get rid of all the cumbersome paper and simply use your mobile phone to store all your documents, e-tickets, or QR codes. Two thumbs up if you have an Apple Wallet.

4. Check social media pages of your favourite travel companies for deals
Although it is the peak period for travel, you can still stretch that dollar by checking out the social media pages of your favourite travel companies for sweet deals. The year-end festivities also mean airlines will be releasing irresistible fare deals for the upcoming year.

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5. Pre-download all your travel apps beforehand
This is especially useful so you won't have to struggle with webpages that aren't optimised for phones to search for more information, directions, and attractions to book while you're getting from one place to another. Apart from the Klook app, make sure you have Google Maps for directions, Google Translate to converse with ease, and XE Currency Converter so you don't get ripped off unaware. And of course, Netflix for those long train or bus journeys. 

For more information, visit Klook.