Finally, the summer holidays are here. For many of us, this will be our first family trip abroad in two years – we can almost taste the gelato and feel the sand between our toes. But before you apply your base coat of sun cream, take a few moments to make provision for travel disruption and plan your day trips and activities in advance. Knowing how to navigate airport chaos and other hurdles as they crop up will allow you to maximise your time away, whether you are holidaying at home or abroad.
In case you have missed the news, there are rail strikes taking place in Britain this month and in August, plus a series of airline walkouts over summer in Europe across multiple airlines (including Ryanair and easyJet). Combined with delays and cancellations as a result of post-pandemic staff shortages and a lack of support in the travel industry, there are plenty of reasons to feel exasperated before you have even left the house.
Inevitably, there will be some issues that you simply can’t avoid, and some risks that you have to run when travelling this season. However, our experts are here to help keep your journey as trouble-free as possible with their sound advice.