You can hardly wait! After a few months of hard work, you have finally saved enough money to finance your long-awaited dream vacation. You can imagine yourself basking on the powdery white sand in front of a secluded aquamarine beach. You can imagine smiling hotel staff treating you like royalty. You can imagine riding your air-conditioned tour van around the picturesque countryside.

Well, that is the fun part. The real work before your adventure, however, is a pain. Usually, you need to divide your trip by its component segments (e.g. flight, accommodation, food, activity, transportation, etc.) and find providers that can address your preferences and budget. But that takes a lot of time and effort. For instance, you may need to comb the Net or the phone director several days to find good hotel where you can stay. You still need book them, and is your booking really assured? You need to contact them if you need more information. And imagine your frustration and shock if, heaven forbid, the hotel wasn’t actually able to book you due to a system glitch?

That’s just for the hotel. What about arranging your transportation for your city tour? Do you know the directions to your destination? Are there extra fees demanded by the local government? Are you sure you are dealing with an honest guide? Are you sure you are making a sound itinerary? Suddenly, planning a vacation is not so hot, is it?

Well, do not worry. You can have someone take care of all these for you! By availing taking advantage of holiday package deals, or tour packages, you are doing yourself a favour. Check out why you should go for a package rather than doing everything yourself.

* You save costs, which is probably the biggest advantage. Studies and actual travellers’ experiences have shown that booking all aspects of the trip individually can cost a lot since you’ll have to pay the providers’ published prices. On the other hand, airlines, hotels, car rental companies, etc. provide special rates to entities that offer packaged tours. These rates are usually cheaper, which means the savings are passed on to you.

* You get everything; that’s why it’s called a package. In just one payment, you get your flight, accommodation, transportation, tours, guides, and other elements of your trip in a bundle. Furthermore, all bookings and arrangements will be done by the tour operator on your behalf. All you have to do is to tell them your schedules, dates, preferences, and special requests then pay the required amount. The rest is up to them, so you can just sit back and relax.

* You get the best service. Well, this depends on the tour inclusions. But in general, you get very good services. Your operator needs to protect his reputation, therefore, he will need to provide you the best he can.

* It’s safer. By availing of holiday deals, or packages, you don’t need to go around asking for directions, end up in unknown places, or fall into scams. The tour operator has already taken care of every aspect of your trip, so you don’t have to deviate from your “path.”

Book a package and save yourself of the trouble of planning your trip.