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Is there anything more exciting than driving to an airport and checking in your bags, knowing that you’ll be jetting off to somewhere new? With travel restrictions now lifted for most areas, Brits can travel more freely – so make the most of it! Whether it’s been a stressful year or you simply want to treat yourself, grab your friends and plan the trip of a lifetime.

While the idea of a holiday is dreamy, planning needs to be carefully thought out to ensure that everyone is safe, well, and happy for the duration of the trip. Here are some tips on how to plan a great last-minute holiday with your pals.


Deciding how much to spend on a holiday is often a bone of contention, so picking a budget before you start looking is a sensible way to work. Some members of the group may be funding the trip themselves, while others might look for a bad credit loan alternative to cover the costs. It’s key to listen to one another, understand each other’s financial situations, and respect boundaries to get the most out of this conversation.


You might all have an idyllic destination in mind – if you do, that will make life very easy. However, you might all disagree on whether to try an adventure, beach or city break – in which case, a compromise needs to be made. If you all have opinions, try pulling ideas out of a hat; that way, you all have an equal chance of getting what you want.

Accommodation and activity booking

It’s easy to get affordable flights but accommodation and activities abroad can be expensive. Shop around and do your research before committing to a certain place to stay. If you find a hotel that you like, look on price comparison sites before committing, so that you know that you’re getting the most for your money.

Booking activities abroad before you travel is always a smart choice. Popular travel destinations have many activities on offer but you can’t always rely on availability once you get there. If there are particular activities that your group desperately wants to do, make sure to enquire ahead in good time to avoid disappointment.


Packing is a laborious task but it can also be exciting. Gathering your holiday clothes together is a sign that you’re about to have a great time, so enjoy it! Before you go, make sure to pack your toiletries. However, if you’re just taking hand luggage, be sure to check what you can and can’t bring with your relevant airline.