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Booking a holiday abroad

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Nervous1971 Mon 21-Mar-16 13:17:17

I've never taken my 10 year old boy abroad. We always holiday in the UK (which I love) but I now owe it to him to take him abroad (as almost all of his friends have done). I suffer with generalized anxiety and something like a holiday abroad is a nightmare for me. I assume everything will go wrong, from missing the plane to getting ill, just thinking about it is causing me stress..
Anyway, I've decided to book a short trip (3 nights to Iceland with Icelandair). Even trying to book the trip is causing me stress!! (silly I know). The booking says for 3 people in a double room...does that mean we all have to sleep in one bed???

Any advice on how to book a trip abroad?

MadisonMontgomery Mon 21-Mar-16 13:20:31

No, I would imagine it will be a double & single? Would it be easier to go to a travel agents & book it through them, so you can ask any questions you might have, they do all the booking & you have a point of reference for any future queries?

Nervous1971 Mon 21-Mar-16 13:26:28

not sure icelandair is available via a high street travel agent?

MadisonMontgomery Mon 21-Mar-16 13:28:28

No idea, but could be worth a try if it would make it easier smile

MrsRaegan Mon 21-Mar-16 13:28:57

Iceland Air might not be, but you'll be able to book up for Iceland with a travel agent.

I would assume it's a double and a single.

IsItMeOr Mon 21-Mar-16 13:32:58

Could you try phoning IcelandAir and speaking to them about the holiday you're interested in? This is the contact number from the UK holidays website:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7874 1000

Fellow anxiety person here. Took DS to Disneyland Paris last year when he was 6 as an easy option to mean that we had at least been abroad. Trying a short flight abroad this year. Baby steps flowers.

BettyBusStop Mon 21-Mar-16 13:38:22

It will probably be a double and a fold out bed. Maybe check the hotel website or email them?

I second booking through an agent if you're worried.

Maybe also consider Eurostar or ferry elsewhere if a plane trip is adding to the anxiety? Or a coach trip abroad?

Does research help? Lots of places have video walk throughs of airports, resorts, hotels etc so you can see exactly what to expect. I also like to do a google street map walk through of the area (hopeless at map reading so it's helpful to be able to spot a few landmarks).

Hope you have a good trip.

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