I’m a holiday planner – tourists always make these two big mistakes when preparing for trips

I’m a holiday planner – tourists always make these two big mistakes when preparing for trips

A TRIP planner has revealed the two mistakes travellers should avoid when going away on holiday.

Tino Roco plans trips for a living for Flash Pack and describes the big pitfalls of booking a trip.

Tino said tourists should visit Machu Picchu but also find things to do nearby
Tino said tourists should visit Machu Picchu but also find things to do nearbyCredit: Alamy

He claims that one of the main mistakes travellers make is to limit themselves by only seeing tourist attractions.

Instead, he urges people to do a little bit of research about the places they’re going, to find lesser-known things they could visit.

He told Insider: “It’s amazing how far a little research can go in bringing an extra thrilling twist to your trip. 

“By all means, go to popular spots like Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal, but make an effort to add in a few more unexpected activities, too.”

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Tino also believes that people are guilty of over-planning and not leaving room to accommodate for changes in schedule.

He advises travellers to be a little more fluid with their approach to tourism and to not plan overly strict itineraries.

He continued: “It’s tempting to plan your dream vacation down to a “T,” but that strategy doesn’t always account for the unpredictable nature of travel. Regardless of how much planning you do, some things will likely go wrong and it’ll still be OK.”

Tino isn’t the only person advising people against making big holiday mistakes.

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Full time travel content creator Fiona created a list from experience after making several errors herself.

She said she now wants to pass on the lessons she has learned to others, so they don’t end up making the same mistakes.

As well as agreeing with Tino about over-planning, she claims you should avoid drinking tap water if possible when abroad.

This includes avoiding ice cubes in drinks too, as they could also come from bad water supplies.

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Meanwhile, this money-saving expert revealed which order you should plan your holiday in to save cash.

And British families on average plan holidays for six months before they go away.

Tino also said people were guilty of over-planning their holidays
Tino also said people were guilty of over-planning their holidaysCredit: Getty

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