Christmas Travel Tips

Being prepared is key for travel during the Christmas period

Travelling during the Christmas period always has some added pressures, and it is likely that this year will be no different. Although only essential travel was permitted during the Christmas period last year, this year non-essential travel has resumed and the amount of people travelling continues to increase as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.

There is no doubt that amount of people travelling won’t be at the same as it was in 2019, but the Christmas period could be even busier than expected now that people are allowed to come home for Christmas for the first time in two years.

Plan ahead

It is always best to plan ahead regardless of what time of year you are travelling and having a plan in place will make your trip considerably easier. Selective Travel Management can assist you with the booking process to help reduce anxiety about required covid documentation, testing and isolation requirements, vaccine information and more. To help reduce any further anxiety, you should make a list of all the things you need to do before, during and after your trip.

Pack Smart

Packing for a trip is the hardest part because you will want to take everything that you might need and sometimes this can be hard to predict. However, if you plan ahead then packing should be easier. Make a list of all the necessities you will need to bring such as chargers, devices, toiletries, and clothing. Then add anything else to the list afterwards. Make sure to check your luggage requirements so you don’t end up having to pay any unexpected baggage fees. Be sure to separate your liquids into a clear bag in your hand luggage so you won’t be held back during the airport security process.

Allow yourself Extra Time

Whilst you may already have a plan in place for your trip and think you already have everything under control, you should always allow yourself extra time when travelling, especially during the Christmas period. With the added pressure of travelling around the holidays comes the rushing and extra queues and perhaps delays due to the winter weather. You should make sure you allow yourself extra time at the airport to avoid any setbacks or panicking about missing your flight. At least if you end up having too much time, you can grab a coffee and relax.

Be Selective with your Travel Dates

Although with business trips there may be less flexibility with the dates that you travel, you should be mindful that travel plans are always changing due to the ongoing effects of covid. It is good to be prepared for rules or travel arrangements changing unexpectedly before or during your travel. Having flexibility with your dates on either side of Christmas will allow you to self-isolate in time for Christmas and before your return journey, if required.

At Selective Travel Management, we make it out mission to ensure that our clients travel stress-free year-round. We offer 24/7 support during the Christmas period so if anything should go wrong, we will be able to assist you with your travel arrangements. Our clients can also benefit from keeping up to date with the latest travel news and alerts by using our bespoke online platform, The Hub.

If you would like more advice on travelling during the Christmas period, then speak with a member of our team on (028) 9038 9007 or email