Travel tips: First-timer’s guide to successful international trip

Here is an in-depth guide with 15 travel tips to help first-time international travellers make the most of their adventure

Published on Feb 01, 2024 07:00 AM IST 17 Photos

Going on your first international trip is always a thrilling prospect as brimming with the idea of taking your first international flight, getting a first-hand experience of visiting all those exotic locations that you have only seen on social media pages and immersing yourself in a foreign culture are feelings that everyone wants to experience. International holiday tours can be exciting but making the most of these trips requires meticulous planning to ensure that your journey is smooth and memorable. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Sandeep Arora, Director at Brightsun Travel Private Limited India, shared an in-depth guide to help first-time international travellers make the most of their adventure: (Photo by Arnel Hasanovic on Unsplash)

1. Choose Your Destination Wisely: There are numerous exotic places to visit but select a destination that aligns with your interests and preferences. Thoroughly research the visa requirements, safety and health precautions to make informed decisions. This will also help you start your preparations ahead of time. (AFP)

2. Set a Realistic Budget: Calculate all anticipated expenses, including flights, accommodation, food, activities and travel insurance. Also, be prepared for unexpected expenses and allocate a contingency fund to cover emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. (Photo by Taryn Elliott on Pexels)


3. Book Flights and Accommodation in Advance: Planning in advance will help you get competitive flight deals and accommodation at a better cost with guaranteed availability. Always ensure to read multiple reviews before selecting lodging options that suit your needs and preferences. (Images Bazaar)

4. Pack Light and Smart: Travelers usually go overboard with their wardrobe selection and end up with more than the required baggage. Instead, choose clothes based on the weather and itinerary of your destination. Select versatile clothing options that can be mixed and matched for a new look every time. But first and foremost, ensure to pack essential travel documents, like passport, visa, travel insurance, etc. (Unsplash)