Why 2015 is a good year to travel

  • Why 2015 is a good year to travel

    Need an excuse to take that holiday? Here are a few reasons why 2015 is an especially good year to travel:

    It’s the Year of the Goat

    Whether you believe in it or not, 2015 is the Chinese Year of the Goat. According to Chinese beliefs, people born in the Year of the Goat are prone to experience changes in their jobs and feelings. In my opinion, this could be interpreted as a good reason to travel.

    Great international deals

    This year, there are more great package deals than ever before to exotic locations like Thailand, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Flights to overseas destinations like London and Dubai have also reached some very reasonable rates this year. Keep an eye out during the rest of the year, as there are sure to be more.

    Easy access to travel advice

    We live in an era where getting travel advice is as easy as clicking a mouse. With forums like TripAdvisor, Yahoo Answers and travel blogs by seasoned travellers you have instant access to the experts, and insight into different tastes and cultures definitely makes it easier to successfully plan your own travels. But remember, it’s always a good idea to get advice from a travel consultant before finalising your plans.

    Smartphones have got smarter

    With travel apps and language translators now easily downloadable onto any smartphone, you have a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips. And with messenger services like WeChat and Whatsapp, and of course social-media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, you can effortlessly stay in touch with loved ones at all times. In short, your smartphone gives you more freedom and security while travelling.

    Better sleep

    Hotels across the world are researching sleep patterns and finding ways to improve their customers’ sleep. Remember 2015 as the year when sleeping well during your travels became standard!