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Top 5 Reasons Why Staycation Is the New Travel Destination

Picture me this – you want to experience something new but you either don’t want the hassle of packing so much stuff or it doesn’t fit your budget. Why not do a staycation instead?

Here are the top 5 reasons why staycation is becoming quite popular nowadays:

Budget Friendly

You won’t need to spend money on flight and visa costs as well as expensive hotel accommodations. The saved budget can be spent on other good stuff that you might come across during your staycation. This is practically a great option if you have family joining you.

Easy Planning

Remember those pre-booking requirements for hotels and flights? With a staycation, you can leave home at your convenience and book into your chosen hotel.

Additional points also go to staycation for families who will be traveling with children. The short travel distance makes children less fussy and parents less frazzled.

New Experience

Each hotel guarantees a different experience for its guests particularly first-time visitors. They are most often well-equipped with facilities that you normally wouldn’t consider trying out.

It might just be a pool or a spa facility, but it would still be worth it since you won’t be rushed at the end of the day. For guests with kids, most hotels have in-house entertainment to keep them occupied.

A Unique Gift

Staycations have been considered unique (and perfect) gifts. If a special occasion is coming up for any member of the family, a staycation helps make the occasion more memorable.

Imagine yourself and your partner taking the time off for just the weekend to celebrate your anniversary. You get to spend some quality time in a different setting.

Your Home Is Just Within Reach

Is it the weekend and you need to be at work early the next day? Don’t worry! With a staycation, you can check out late in the day and be home by night time.

A good night’s sleep would be all you need to be ready and prepped for work the next day. No need to request for additional time off just because you got tired from a long travel time.

Have we convinced you to do a staycation? Why not visit us at Schau Mal and let us show you how much fun a staycation can be.

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5 Useful Tips to Enjoy A Hotel Stay

No matter where we are or what we do, there is always that one instance where one would require to stay in a hotel. It may be for a business convention or a vacation.

Let’s face it, no two hotels, sadly, are the same even if they are run by the same hotel group of companies.

Are you planning to take a trip and book into a hotel during your stay? Here are 5 useful tips to help you enjoy your hotel stay:

Research and Booking

Take the time to research about hotel accommodations that would meet your requirements. Ask yourself questions like:

Is it within your budget range?

What types of facilities are you hoping to take advantage of while booked?

Can they accommodate the number of persons in your party? If you are traveling with kids – can they keep the kids entertained?

What sort of reviews have they been getting from their guests?

Once all of these questions have been answered and you have identified the hotel, make a direct booking with the hotel. More often than not, direct bookings can provide you with better rates and packages.

Booking Confirmation Follow-Up

If you made any requests at the time of booking, call the hotel’s front desk to confirm that your request will be met before the check-in date. You can also send them an email if you prefer the confirmation to be in writing.

Doing a follow-up booking confirmation will help you avoid any last-minute issues. The last thing you’d want is to arrive at the hotel only to find out from the front desk that they didn’t expect you to arrive until the day after.

Inspect Before You Unpack

Once you are checked in, inspect the room for cleanliness and that everything is in working order before you begin unpacking. If you find anything that doesn’t pass your inspection, immediately call the hotel’s front desk to have the matter resolved.

Treat Everyone with Kindness

As a child, we were constantly reminded that kindness goes a long way. This holds true with the way you treat the hotel staff. You’ll see that they are more accommodating and helpful to guests who treat them as an equal.

Pre-Check Out Preparedness

Have everything packed and ready to go at least the night before you will be checking out of the hotel. Only leave out the essentials that you’ll be needing at least 1-2 hours before you check out but keep them in just one area. This can help prevent leaving behind important stuff.

If possible, ask the front desk for a copy of your hotel bill so everything goes smoothly upon check-out. Do a final sweep of your room before leaving to be sure that you didn’t leave any of your things behind.

Overall, staying in a hotel during your travels can be a wonderful experience. You just need to know how to maximize the potential.

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