by Koreen Hines
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are over and we are now left with well, plain old winter. If you are sitting at home or at work daydreaming of sunshine, warmth, and the splendor of the Caribbean Islands, then it’s time to put on your thinking hat and budget for that well-deserved family vacation. Below are some of the tips we’ve gathered for you.
Start with the big expense items such as your airfare and accommodation. Once you determine the cost of airfare, you can adjust for accommodation, meals, and activities. Choose your activities and get an idea of how much they will cost and add those too. Researching ahead of time will help you find the best deals, especially for big-ticket items such as airfare and accommodations. Also, don’t forget to add the cost of travel documents such as your visas and passports.
Budget planning tools such as a spreadsheet or vacation calculators are great for creating your travel budget. There are many calculators out there but here’s a pretty neat vacation calculator that we found: Travel Budget Calculator Country List. We like it because it is user-friendly and you can pick from a number of destinations to calculate costs specific to that destination. Check out this one specifically for Jamaica and another good one from Microsoft Office: Trip Expenses Planner.
We have ICJ Travel Partners that we can put you in touch with whenever you'd like, so if you are short on time or your travel planning starts to feel a bit too much, let us know. Our Travel Partners are an invaluable resource for you. Like most travel agents, they have traveled to the destinations they sell and can save you a lot of time in your research and planning. Tap into their wealth of knowledge and experiences to plan your next family vacation.
At Irie Camp Jamaica, we make it easier for you too with our camp sessions. Meals, activities, and excursions have all been pre-packaged for your ease and convenience. Check out our unique and culturally immersive camp sessions. Summer will be here before we know it and we can’t wait to see you here at Irie Camp Jamaica!
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