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Stay Safe this Holiday Season with Winter Travel Preparations - How to Prepare for Winter Travel

Monday, November 13, 2017

The holidays are closer than you think. Now is the perfect time to get your winter vacation planning underway. While the cold weather season is an extremely popular time of year to travel, preparing your trip in advance will help you keep the stress at bay. As mild temperatures begin to drop and the rain turns into snow, it is important to examine all your options and be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances that may affect your travel plans. While it is nice to take a break from winter, a trip down south may not be an option for all travelers. Fortunately, Ontario features a variety of idyllic spots and winter activities for you to enjoy with your family. Stay at our luxurious hotel in Markham where you will find yourself just a stone’s throw away from all the highlights and attractions of the surrounding city.

4 Tips to Travel Safer this Winter

Facilitating a smooth trip during the winter season is easy when you plan in advance. Here are a few tips and considerations to keep in mind when executing your winter travel plans:

  • Travel Insurance – Find insurance that suits your travel needs. Travelling during the winter season can pose additional hazards due to extreme weather conditions. Read the details of the policy to identify any limitations or exclusions, and ensure that you are covered for the entire duration of your trip. If you have a habit of travelling during the winter months every year, consider an annual insurance plan.
  • Book Accommodations Early – Forget last minute deals; smart winter travelling requires that you book your transportation and accommodations well in advance. Take advantage of price-drop protection that guarantees you pay the lowest price for your trip up to 21 days prior to departure. For the best deals, book your trip during the ‘shoulder season’ that runs from November through mid-December.
  • Avoid Over-Packing – It is easy to get carried away while packing for a winter trip. Bulky sweaters, pants, and boots can take up a lot of room in your suitcase, and chances are you will be dragging around more items than you actually need. The key is to pack light and bring items that can be mixed and matched, and worn separately for varying temperatures and different winter activities.
  • Prepare Your Vehicle – If your winter travel plans include driving, be sure to book an appointment with your local mechanic for a tune-up to make sure everything is in working order. Notify your car insurance provider about your travel plans and leave plenty of time to reach your destination. Store a road safety kit, extra blankets, and bottles of water in your car in case you get stranded along the way.

Stay in the Heart of the Action at Monte Carlo Inns – Toronto Markham™

After a long day spent outdoors in the cold, retreat to the warmth and comfort of your room at Monte Carlo Inns. Our hotel in Markham, Ontario is ideally located close to all the action but far enough away to provide a relaxing retreat for both the business and leisure traveler. Our rooms feature luxurious amenities, including ergonomic shower heads, an LCD flat panel TV, individual climate control systems, and more. Experience our high-quality accommodations at an affordable price during your next winter vacation.

Contact us online to inquire about our accommodations or to see what options are available at our Monte Carlo Inns – Toronto Markham™. Book online now or call 1-800-363-6400 to make your reservation at our hotel in Markham.

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