AAA Texas issues travel tips for Valentine’s Day travelers

AAA Texas

AAA Texas says that there is an uptick in travel plans for 2023 Valentine’s Day as the world continues to open up in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdowns.

According to AAA, some travelers are booking 18 months to two years in advance. 73% of travel advisors report that vacationers have strong interest in all-inclusive resorts, which typically is a popular experience for many romantic getaways. An AAA survey has also found that 52% of American adults are “just as likely or more likely” to consider taking a cruise vacation than they were before the pandemic — up from 45% a year ago.

Here are some tips from AAA Texas on how to plan for a romantic getaway:

  • Book Travel Protection Plans to ensure you’re covered for unexpected occurrences.
  • Book activities or shore excursions early, since they are likely to sell out.
  • When traveling internationally, passports must be valid for at least six months prior to your return. AAA Travel can help you rush your passport as well as take your photo.
  • Always carry a change of clothes, your medications, your itinerary and any other must-have items in your carry-on luggage.
  • Look into arriving a day earlier than the formal start of your tour or cruise and/or staying a day later by booking a hotel room so that you are not too rushed or tired to enjoy your vacation.
  • Arrive at the airport early. Recommended time for domestic is 2+ hours and international is 3+ hours.
  • Consult with your travel advisor for other vitally important information specific to your destination.

Garren Rockwell