A holiday can be a great and exciting time for the whole family, or it can be a disaster waiting to happen. Family holidays don’t need to be a difficult or stressful time; if you do something thinking and planning beforehand, they can be a rewarding experience. There are many family-friendly holiday options available, so before you start planning the Great Family Getaway, think about what it is that you want from your holiday.
Resort holidays are becoming more popular, and there are resorts for just about every type of holiday in a variety of locations. From beach resorts and spa resorts to ski resorts and sports-related resorts, just about every climate and experience can be catered for. As a rule, resorts are self-contained holiday accommodation where a range of services and facilities are available. Special facilities will vary according to the resort, but there are some common facilities and services usually found in resorts.
Hotels and resorts have star rating systems to help travellers and holidaymakers know what facilities are available. There are a number of different systems, but generally, hotels are rated on a five-star scale, and hotels must meet requirements established for each rating to be awarded a star rating. In Australia, AAA Tourism Australia is the standard with which hotels and all forms of accommodation are assessed. It's recognised internationally and is regularly reviewed to make sure it keeps up with world standards. Venues are assessed in three categories: Facilities and Service, Cleanliness and Quality and Condition.
Sometimes, you don't have the time or the finances, or even the inclination, for a resort holiday. Sometimes all you need is a quiet weekend getaway where you can recharge your batteries and relax, outside of school holidays. The best option for holidays like these is the bed and breakfast, or B-and-B as they're commonly known.
When you're planning your wedding, it's easy to overlook planning a decent honeymoon as well. What with caterers, dresses, flowers, cakes, receptions and everything else that a wedding is all about, the last thing on your mind is organising a honeymoon as well. But it's also important to have a honeymoon planned, because you're going to need the break once the wedding itself has come and gone. So here are a few tips to make planning your honeymoon easier.