This year's holiday season has just ended. Trips abroad are also very popular in the fall. Tourists relaxing in the off-season count on lower prices and smaller crowds in popular resorts. When going on vacation at this time, it is worth remembering a few important issues.
Holidays this year were different than before. After the lockdowns, Poles finally wanted to rest, which travel agencies took advantage of. However, the interest in trips did not expire with the end of the summer holidays. September and October trips literally disappear from the reservation systems, and the prices of holidays in these months are constantly rising.
Vacation - if not by motorhome then how?
The price of the trip in travel agencies with departures between August 30 and September 5 increased by PLN 41 within a few days according to Traveldata data. The largest increase in travel prices was recorded in the case of Calabria - here the cost of the trip increased by PLN 283. The drops in prices concerned only trips to Djerba and mainland Tunisia - by an average of about PLN 82. The lower price also applied to Sardinia - a decrease by PLN 73. The largest increases in tour prices concerned the Turkish region of Dalaman and Sicily - by an average of PLN 1176 and PLN 1123, and the island of Fuerteventura - by PLN 970. The largest annual drop in price was recorded in trips to Morocco - it amounted to PLN 247. All this shows, however, that more and more people are planning to relax in the fall.
Fall holidays - why is it worth it?
Autumn is the perfect time for longer journeys. First of all, because then we have a better chance of a longer, even two-week vacation. In Poland, it is cooler during this period, the days are getting shorter, and abroad, in warm countries, the daytime temperature is still 25 ° C or more. Moreover, most of the co-workers are already on leave, so it is easier to find a replacement. An important advantage of going out of season is also the price. It is often much lower than in the hot summer season. This reduction applies not only to last minute offers, but also to places in Polish resorts.
Places that are difficult to reach with a motorhome
Mediterranean countries are very popular among tourists in autumn. In this region, we will pay about PLN 1,000 for a seven-day vacation. zloty. A holiday trip out of season has many advantages. First of all, it is not as crowded as in summer. Thanks to this, you can easily explore, walk, and freely use the bars and restaurants. In addition, relaxation in the colder months is beneficial for people who do not like hot weather and feel best at a temperature of around 25 ° C. This is the temperature in October we have on the Turkish Riviera and on such islands as Cyprus, Majorca, Ibiza and Rhodes. In November, summer weather can be found in Fuerteventura and Malta.
Tourist insurance is also valid out of season
Travel insurance is an important aspect of any vacation, especially that planned abroad. We should also buy them when going on holiday off-season. In addition, it is worth protecting yourself in the event of cancellation of the trip by buying a policy regarding resignation from the trip. It is important to buy the travel policy right after buying the trip (up to 48 hours) so that the insurance can work.
The most important element of travel insurance is the cost of treatment. Various health-related events, such as a broken leg or an appendicitis, can cause us to urgently require medical attention and sometimes even return home. Travel insurance should cover the costs of the arrival of the ambulance to the patient and transport of the patient to the treatment facility. It is good when the policy also covers the costs of treatment and transport of the tourist to the country, which can often be expensive. An important aspect apart from travel insurance is protection in the event of theft of luggage. The policy should provide funds for the purchase of the most necessary things.
- Good and adequate travel insurance is not easy to find, because most cheap policies have only basic cover or have a lot of exclusions - points out the expert of the Punkta travel insurance comparison website . - To find coverage that is affordable and has a wide range of cover, you should browse through the many listings from insurance companies. It takes a lot of time. Fortunately, you can use an online insurance comparison website, and then finding the best policy takes only a few moments. Thanks to such tools, you can find not only cheap insurance, but also guaranteeing adequate protection during your vacation - adds the expert.
OC, NNW and Assistance - supplements to the travel policy
It is worth extending the protection under the tourism policy to include civil liability. Thanks to this, we can feel safe when, for example, we accidentally harm someone. On the other hand, NNW is insurance against the consequences of accidents. It covers damages related to the damage to the insured's health (e.g. if we break our arm, the insurer will pay the compensation as a percentage of the total accident amount). In turn, assistance is useful when our plans are frustrated during the journey (e.g. we get stuck at the airport due to a delayed or canceled flight). Such policy reimburses costs incurred due to non-fault stay (e.g. hotel accommodation).
When planning a vacation in the fall, it is also worth getting an EHIC card. The European Health Insurance Card is a document entitling you to use free primary health care in countries belonging to the European Union and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). This document provides the necessary medical services that must be provided so that the patient does not have to return to the country to receive medical attention.
In autumn, in some Mediterranean countries, in Thailand, the Maldives, the Caribbean and Cuba, the weather is still sunny and warm. People who can use their vacation during this period have the opportunity to buy a trip abroad at a lower price and relax in comfortable conditions. However, when planning a vacation, it is worth remembering about travel insurance and the EHIC card to increase the safety of our vacation.
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