For tourists as well as business travellers from Thailand intending on visiting the UK for the first time, preparing your trip will make your stay all the more enjoyable. It takes so much more than boarding a plane and flying off to the United Kingdom, preparation is the key to a successful visit. Before you book your flight make sure that you have a valid passport as well as travel insurance in case you are ill during your holiday or business stay. Remember to check up on luggage allowance for long haul flights to the United Kingdom. If you carry too much you may have to pay excess baggage charges, which is not a great way to start your vacation.
It’s important to have the right type of clothing. The UK’s climate is certainly much cooler than Asia no matter what time of year you travel. The weather in the north of England and Scotland is generally colder than in the south of England and Wales, so pack the right type of waterproof clothing to keep you warm and dry. The main thing to remember about the British weather is that it’s not uncommon to have four seasons all in one day with rain, wind, sunshine and snow.
When it comes to preparing for your trip to the UK, put money at a top of your agenda. It’s recommended to take enough sterling currency in the region of about 300 UK pounds to initially cover:
- Your arrival expenses
- Accommodation deposit
Arrange the remainder of your money in traveller’s cheques or exchange your currency in the High Street. You usually get a better exchange rate than in UK airports. Do plan ahead when it comes to your spending budget by taking into account that the UK is much more expensive than Thailand.
People living in the UK are happy to welcome visitors from all over the world especially those who can speak a little English. Why not brush up on your English speaking skills before travelling? It will help you enormously when on holiday maybe to visit:
- Water and Theme Parks
- Beach resorts
- National Parks
- Historical places of interest
- Sporting events
- The countryside
- Buddhist temples
With the right type of preparation, travelling to the UK on holiday can be even better than you imagined. Prepare a UK trip list today and have some fun.