Navigating the Holidays: Top Tips for Stress-Free Travel This Holiday Season

 The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year, filled with festive cheer, quality time with loved ones, and of course, travel. Whether you're planning a family reunion, a getaway, or a solo adventure, holiday travel can be both exciting and stressful. At Spirit Hospitality, we understand the importance of creating memorable experiences, and we're here to help make your holiday journey as smooth as possible. Here are some expert tips to ensure your holiday travel is stress-free and filled with joy.

Plan Ahead:

The key to successful holiday travel is meticulous planning. Start by booking your accommodations in advance to secure the best rates and availability. All of our Spirit properties are currently running exclusive holiday sales. If you aren’t heading to Colorado, always try to look at the hotel websites directly to ensure the most flexible bookings.

Flexible Dates and Times:

If possible, be flexible with your travel dates and times. Choosing off-peak hours can save you money and provide a more relaxed travel experience. Use the flexible date search feature on hotel and flight websites to find the most convenient options for your trip.

Pack Strategically:

Packing efficiently is crucial during the holiday season when airports and highways are bustling with travelers. Make a checklist of essential items, and pack smartly to avoid over-packing. Opting for an extended-stay hotel, such as Candlewood Suites, will give you complimentary laundry service to help keep your luggage light as well.

Stay Connected:

Stay informed about your travel plans by signing up for alerts from your transportation providers. Weather conditions and unexpected delays can happen, so it's essential to stay connected. We all know the travel debacle that took place during the holidays last year, be sure you are the first informed about any cancellations, especially if you are traveling to an area that tends to get a lot of snow.

Book Direct for Rewards:

When booking your accommodations, consider booking directly through the hotel’s website or app. Many times, direct bookings come with exclusive rewards, such as discounts, loyalty points, or complimentary amenities that can enhance your holiday stay.

Explore Local Holiday Events:

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by exploring local events and festivities at your destination. Our front desk teams know all of the happenings in the area so that they can provide recommendations for seasonal activities, ensuring you get the most out of your holiday experience.

Safety First:

During the holiday rush, it's crucial to prioritize safety. Secure your belongings, be aware of your surroundings, and follow health and safety guidelines. Spirit Hospitality is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all guests, with enhanced cleaning protocols and guest safety measures in place. Say goodbye to the winter flu!

Find a Hotel that Fits:

Booking your stay at a hotel that fits you and/or your family is crucial. If you are trying to give the kids enough space and prioritize having a kitchen to make meals while traveling, opt for an extended-stay hotel like Candlewood Suites. If you are looking to go all-out on the amenities for a fantastic getaway, make sure the property has a pool, breakfast, and BONUS if they have a restaurant and bar on site.

As you embark on your holiday journey, let Spirit Hospitality be your trusted companion, offering not just accommodations but a seamless and joyful travel experience. By planning ahead, staying connected, and embracing the holiday spirit, you can make lasting memories that will warm your heart for years to come. Safe travels and happy holidays from all of us at Spirit!

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