With all the preparation you made, you expect to have a smooth and convenient travel. But what happens when things didn’t work as you expected? Because at some point, you will have to deal with travel problems. When it happens, it can ruin your happy vacation and maybe even consider cutting the vacation short.
Here are some of the common travel problems and tips to get over them.
Unpleasant Accommodation. You expect to have good accommodation as advertised online. However, you arrived and see the room you booked looks different from the images online. Carpet looks dingy and stained, grime-covered times and grout and some pest crawling on the floor.
Don’t let a sub-par accommodation ruin your entire trip. Knowing your rights as a consumer before you go can make a big difference. If a tour operator arranged your trip, they’re responsible to fix the problem and you have to inform them right away. In case you booked a place from an Airbnb and not satisfied with the place, they can help you find a new place or get a refund.
What if you have to deal with an unreasonable hotel or lodging? As a paying customer, you have the right to complain about a bad service and be heard. If they do not seem to act accordingly, inform them that you will give them a poor social media review to warn people about their bad service.
Feeling lonely and homesick. At times you may feel lost and confused while on travel, especially if your travelling solo. Feeling lonely and homesick can be overwhelming and may prompt you to rethink all your plans for the trip.
The best way to deal with this travel problem is to help yourself connect with people to feel less alone. Although it might seem hard and scary at first, learning their basic language is a good start and introduce yourself to some people that you meet in your accommodation or at a bar. This will need effort on your part and most of the time people will be open for a little chat.
Language Barriers. Having difficulty understanding the local language can be really frustrating. You may feel out of place or a little alienated.
The solution to a language barrier is to make an effort to learn some useful and important expressions in their language. You may also download a language app and practice anywhere. An old-school guidebook or pocket dictionary can be really useful.