Well, this isn’t something new, but it’s worth noting. The holidays are certainly the best time to reconnect with family and friends back home, hence the increase in travels. Some offices and shops close for the holidays, so there’s no better way to enjoy the free time than to go home and catch up with loved ones.
In another note, not everyone is actually spending the holiday at home as some 3.5 million book trips abroad. Maybe for a change. Maybe to finally realize that family getaway. It could also be that people just want to escape the cold winter and head out to warmer, more comfortable places like the tropics.
When traveling during the holidays, it’s always necessary to plan and prepare for the intended length of the vacation. Keep in mind – safety first. It’s not enough to secure the house during the trip. It’s also wise to ensure one’s security and safety throughout the trip. One way to do that is to buy travel insurance, bring maintenance medicines and first aid kit, as well as other essentials.
For some reason, holiday trips can be more cumbersome, and there’s always the chance of delayed flights and heavy traffic. Preparing for emergencies is a must considering that many other people are likewise on the road equally eager to travel.
Business, however, remains as the top reason for traveling by plane in that 5 in 10 car trips and 3 in 10 plane trips are done for work or business agenda. Meanwhile, 8 in 10 car trips and 1 in 10 plane trips are done for leisure purposes. Travelers who go out to have fun often don’t go very far, and their preferred destinations may be highly accessible by car.
It could be that some people don’t enjoy time off their work regardless of the holidays. They’re still out there making money, making things easy and convenient for others. Some professions and jobs like engineers, doctors and pilots may never celebrate the holidays like other people would, but it’s these people who make the holidays cheerful and complete in an indirect but important way.