Travel Tips & FAQs

Travel Tips:

Plan your travel with a Holiday Planner

Travel is full of pitfalls. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined by a seedy hotel room, an overpriced restaurant, a wasted afternoon at a tourist-trap attraction or an overnight flight crammed in the middle seat. So, guarantee a smooth trip by planning thoroughly by a Travel Professional. We at Born2holiday make sure that all your travel needs are taken well into consideration before the commencement of your travel.

Rise early around sunrise to have the best attractions all to yourself by avoiding the crowds. It’s also the best time for clicking some lovely photos .and usually easier to interact with locals. Sketchy areas are less dangerous in the morning too. Honest hardworking people wake up early; touts, scammers, and criminals sleep in.

Always make it a point to start conversations with local people. Basic English is spoken widely all over the world, so it’s easier to communicate than you might think especially when you combine hand gestures and body language.

Learn about their culture, traditions and food when you are in their locality. People enrich your travels more than sights do.

If you lose your wallet, your card stops working, or the ATMs run out of money, you’ll be glad you kept some ready cash available for your emergency. Cash is king around the world and make sure to stash some in a few different places in your luggage- inside socks, under shoe inserts, a toiletry bag, around the frame of a backpack, even sewn behind a patch on your bag. I recommend at least a couple hundred dollars worth

Ask local people for recommendations. Eat street food from vendors which is where you will get to eat the actual flavours. Don’t be scared of the food you eat. Eating at fancy restaurants will not give you the actual feel of the local food.

You may only see these places & meet these people once in your lifetime. Remember them forever with plenty of photos. Don’t worry about looking like a “tourist”. Great photos are the best souvenir which we will cherish for the rest of our life. They don’t cost anything, they’re easy to share with others, and they don’t take up space in your luggage. Just remember once you have your shot to get out from behind the lens and enjoy the view.

If you want to see the parts of town where real people live & work, you need to go visit them. The best way to do this is on foot — without knowing exactly where you’re going. Write down the name of your hotel so you can catch a taxi back if needed, then just pick a direction and start walking. Don’t worry too much about stumbling into dangerous neighbourhoods either, as locals will generally warn you before you get that far.

The world is not nearly as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. Keep an eye out for sketchy situations but don’t let that be the focus of your whole trip. Use common sense and you’ll be ok. Most people are friendly, trustworthy, generous, and willing to help you out. This goes for women too

No one wants to get sick, injured, or robbed while travelling, but it can happen. With travel insurance you don’t have to worry about huge hospital bills or stolen gear when it eventually happens. For all kinds of trips ranging from a weekend up to a few months long, we always recommend to carry travel insurance.

Have you ever gotten to click the best shot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a back up? Always try to bring at least one or two extra camera batteries on all of our trips so that we don’t miss out on that perfect shot.

Half of the things when we travel are not even used by us. Travelling lights makes your journey more joyful and worthy. Helps you move in and out to various location easily thus making you less tiring with the luggage. If you’re not sure about packing something, you don’t need it then it’s also possible to buy most things at your destination country.

Travelling too much can make you feel tired. When you’re moving from place to place it’s difficult to maintain a workout routine and giving time to your body. Sometimes it can be due to lack of sleep or too much of eating junk food etc. Remember to be nice to your by getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, eating healthy, using sunscreen, and exercising regularly.

Remember to call your family & friends from time to time. Travel isn’t lonely but always makes it a habit to let your loved ones know about your whereabouts and well being. We always come across new people on our journey who becomes our friends but eventually they go their own way. So maintaining a strong connection with the people who know you best is important.

Be quick and say yes when someone randomly invites you to meet their family, try a new activity, or explore a place you didn’t know existed. It’s these unexpected and unplanned situations that add spice to your travels and always turn into the best stories later.

Keep both digital and physical copies of your passport, visas, driver’s license, birth certificate, health insurance card, serial numbers, and important phone numbers ready to go in case of an emergency. Backup your files & photos on an external hard drive as well as online.

They don’t cost anything, they’re easy to share with others, and they don’t take up space in your luggage.

Ear Plugs can be one of the best accessories to pack for your travel. With the sounds of crying babies, drunken travellers, barking dogs, honking horns etc., the ear plugs becomes handy.

Always keep copy of your passport in a separate bag from the actual passport. If at all you lose your passport anywhere when you travel, having a copy of the same can always make your procedure smoother. So make sure to have all the photocopies of your important travel documents in a separate bag.

This is a great habit to get into if you don’t want your credit card company or bank to put a hold on your card while you are overseas. Also your bank will keep you updated of the fraudulent use of card if you happen to lose your card when abroad.

Always carry a good moisturiser or a sun screen depending upon the weather conditions at the particular destination. Make sure you carry a good sun glasses to protect your eyes from extreme sunny conditions

Shoes are one of the most important things on our travel. Since there can be long walks, moving up and down the mountain or cliffs, having a comfortable set of shoes is necessary.

Most of the people who wait to travel the world, actually never get time to travel. Travel is the best stress buster medicine.

You don’t need to sell all your worldly possessions and become a traveller. Just get out there more than you do now. Start with a weekend holiday initially. Then maybe try a week in the country next door. All other luxuries like a car, phones etc .can wait,if you truly want to travel more. It’s a big, beautiful, exciting, and fascinating world out there. Just go and explore it now with Born2holiday. “Travel is like an endless University, where you never stop learning”.


Documentation and Visa

How should I obtain my visa?
We will assist you in filling the visa application however to grant you visa is completely at the discretion of the Embassy

If due to Visa rejection I need to cancel my travel plan then do I get a refund?
Yes, you can get a refund after deducting the Visa application fees and cancellation charges, if any. The refunds may vary from case to case and will be informed at the the time of booking

What is the possibility of getting a visa?
Granting or not granting visa solely depends on the respective Consulate/ Embassy. We just assist you in filing the application for the visa. We neither assure nor guarantee the visa to anyone since the same is beyond our control.

For International Holiday do I require passport?
Yes, you need passport with minimum validity of 6 months from the date of travel.

Holiday package

What is the meaning of holiday package?
Holiday package means it is a product which takes care of your flights, hotels, sight-seeing, travel Insurance, transfers and visa’s if required into one price. However it’s not necessary every holiday package includes all above services, it completely depends upon the inclusion and exclusion of the package you are planning to book.

What is the Meaning of Group Tour/GIT?
Group Tour means which have fixed departure dates and Tour Managers.

What is the Meaning of Individual or Customized Tour/FIT?
Individual or customized packages are tailor-made for people who wish to go separately and not along with a group. It can be arranged by adding/reducing different choices as per the clients need.

How many days in advance I can book the Holiday package?
It is always advisable to book your tour well in advance of your choice to confirm your hotel and flight reservations. It also helps you to get good discounts and deals.

What does twin sharing room means?
Twin sharing room means 02 adult sharing 01 room.

What does "Per person on twin sharing basis” means?
This means, the rates are for one person in a room which is shared by two.

What is the meaning of half-board meal plan?
A half-board meal plain means breakfast and one meal- either lunch or dinner.

What is the Full-board meal plan including?
A Full-board meal plan includes all 3 meals i.e. breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

What is the meaning of Seat in Coach basis(SIC)?
It means the passenger would have to share a coach with other travelers. All the transfers are in a small coach and not on private basis.

Can the transfers for airport/ sightseeing be arranged on private basis?
Yes, we can arrange transfers on private basis for airport, sightseeing or both but all comes at an extra cost.

Do we have to tip anybody when we are holiday abroad?
For Group Tours: Tips are mandatory and are collected once your tour starts at a particular destination. The amount varies from country to country. For FIT: it is up to the traveler whether he/she want to tip anybody on their tour or not. In some countries, if tips are not given the service providers (drivers/porters/guides) get annoyed.

What are the different modes of payments we accept?
Net Banking/ NEFT/ RTGS/cash. Soon we will start with credit card options

How would I come to know if my booking is successful?
We’ll send you an email confirmation for your booking.

Can I make changes in travel plan once booking is done?
Yes, you can change your booking the way you want it .Just you need to write us on or call us on 8108888777 by paying additional cost or amendment charge if any.

Can 03 adults book in one room?
Yes you can book 03 adult in 01 room by giving 01 extra bed, however we request you to always reconfirm with us before booking.

What kind of vehicle will be provided at the time of tour?
Vehicle type purely depends upon the group size .It will be mentioned in the travel details. If you have any requests on type of vehicle on individual tours, the same can be arranged upon availability

What would be the cancellation charges if I cancel my holiday before departure?
If you wish to cancel the booking Cancellation charges depends upon the package and country/cities you are booked for. Cancellation charges will be mention on your travel itinerary and it varies for group tour and Individual tours.

If I am on tour and want to cancel my holiday, how much refund will I get?
In that case you will not get any refund. We do not provide any refund on unutilized services.

If I face any issue on tour, whom should I write to?
When you are on tour, it is always advisable to get in touch with the person whose emergency number is mentioned on your travel vouchers. Post tour you can email us at with the details. You can directly call us on 8108888777 during working hours.


What is an E Ticket?
E ticket (electronic tickets) Means flights details we send through email. You can print the same and carry it along with you at the airport counter to check in for your flight.

What if I want to upgrade me class of travel or airlines?
Yes, you can upgrade your class of travel or airline as per the availability and on an additional cost . Please inform the same at the time of booking.

How do I come know my flight booking is successful?
You will receive an email and sms confirming thru our website.

Once ticket is booked do I need to reconfirm my flight reservations?
No, it is not requiring. However If you still want to re-confirm, you can contact the airline directly.

How do I get a boarding pass?
You just have to show your ticket printout at the check in counter. The airline representative will issue your boarding pass at that time of travel.

My name is not spelt right.So can I do the changes online?
You will have to call up airline directly; Airlines have the final authority to make the changes.

I have booked my tickets but I want to add child in same PNR?
No. You cannot add child in same PNR. Child booking can be done separately.

Are there any special fares for senior citizen for flights?
There are no special fares for senior citizen on flight tickets.

Where can I check my PNR status?
You will need to get in touch with the airline directly.

What is the baggage allowance?
Every airline has different baggage allowance.

How many bags can I give it in Check In?
Every airline has different baggage allowance.

Can I carry my Laptop or any other electronic device?
Yes, customers can carry their laptops or any other electronic device. However customer needs to take approval from the airline at the time of Check In.

If I want wheelchair will I get it directly at airport?
Yes, airlines have provision but it is limited hence you need to inform us at the time of booking. Wheelchair is subject to availability and at the discretion of the airline.

If flight is delay or pre- schedule.will I get any update?
Yes, airlines will inform through emails sms or call. We also recommend that you can call up the airlines call centre and re-confirm the timings on the date of travel

What will happen if I miss the flight?
If you miss your flight only taxes are refunded rest of the amount is forfeited. If you are at the airport you can approach the airline and re-book your ticket by paying the difference in fare and rescheduling charges.

If the flight is delayed can I cancel and rebook another flight, what will be the charges?
Yes you can re-book a new flight; however, it is up to the discretion of the airline. The airline on which you were scheduled to travel may transfer you to another airline or pay you full refund in case you wish to cancel your journey.

For pre blocking seat of my choice do I need to pay extra?
Yes, it depends from Airline to Airline; to know more on this we request you to please get in touch with the airline directly .

How many days prior to departure can I cancel my tickets?
International tickets can be cancelled 48 hrs prior to the departure date. Domestic Tickets can be cancelled at least 4 hrs prior to the departure .The cancellation charges are different for all airlines. If customer cancels the ticket at last moment he will be considered as No – Show passenger. This depends from Airline to Airline and hence is subject to change without any prior notice.

How do I get back my refund amount and how much time it will take for refund?
Once you cancel the booking, our team will check on same with the airline and if any refund needs to be processed the same would be credited back to the same account (credit / debit card or internet banking) which was used while making booking.Amount will be refunded in 6-7 working days or more on case to case basis

The flight I booked was cancelled by the airline. How do I get my money back?
If the flight you booked got cancelled, you are entitled to a full refund, in most cases. We request you to cancel your booking directly through airlines

If I want to cancel my booking,What are the cancellation charges?
Cancellation charges depend on the Airline, Sector, Class of booking, and time of cancellation.

How can I change the travel date /flight timing after booking my Flights?
You need to call us on 8108888777 and we will get it done for you if Airline permits us to do so.


What category of hotels is provided on tour?
The hotels are usually 3*/ 4*/5* category with basic amenities. We also provide you hotels of your choice.

What if I am traveling alone?
It is absolutely fine if you are traveling alone, you can book a single room which is the same size as that of a twin room. In such case you have to pay single occupancy charges. The other choice is to share a room with a co traveler if she/he is single, of the same gender and is willing to share a room with you.

What is standard check in time for hotels?
The standard check intime for hotel is after 2:00 pm (local hotel time) however we recommend you to please check with your specific hotel for its exact check in time.

What if I am arriving late? Will hotel hold my room?
Since your reservation is confirmed, hotel is obliged to hold your room until 7 am, the day after your planned your arrival date. However, it is always a good practice to contact the hotel directly and inform them about your arrival details.

What if I am arriving early can I get early check in?
Early check in is always subject to availability and the final confirmation rests with the hotel. If you need an early check in, you should contact the hotel directly and place a request.

What identity proofs is required at the time of check-in Hotels?
For Indian Nationals: You can show Voters ID, Driving License or Passport. For Foreign Nationals: You can show your Passport.

If I want some more information of hotel from where I can get it?
If you want some more in formation of any particular hotel, you can call us on +91 8108888777 or email us on