Tag: Holiday

Tips on Finding Cheap Holiday Accommodation Deals Online

While most people love the idea of traveling, their finances don’t always seem to agree with their travel dreams. This is exactly why it’s so important to be an informed traveler, so you know the very best ways and places to find the cheapest holiday accommodation deals online. In fact, you may be able to save enough money that you can afford to also book a second holiday.

Here are some tips you can start using right now, so you can enjoy the savings.

Don’t Write Off Business Hotels

One of the first tips is that you shouldn’t automatically write off business hotels. Sure you may be traveling for pleasure, but did you know that business hotels often offer special deals and promotions during summer months? This tends to be the slowest months for business travel, so the hotels look to appeal to other travelers instead in hopes of still booking up.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Campaign During Holiday Time

Holidays

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your campaign. With people starting to celebrate all kinds of different holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s), now is an excellent time to bring up your campaign! You’ll be surrounded by family and friends, who are your main target audience and donors. Since everyone will be together, this is a great time to ask for donations. By explaining what you will be able to do, see, and experience with their contribution, you will be able to convince others to donate. Below are some ideas on how you can bring up your campaign to your friends and family during the holiday season.

Give a Holiday Speech

Whether you are attending or hosting a holiday party, these are both perfect opportunities to let everyone know that you are raising money for your meaningful travel experience and that you need their help. By giving a speech or just connecting with other party goers, you will be able to connect with your donors in person. Doing this will add a personal connection to your campaign and increase your donations. An important thing to consider when giving your holiday speech is to motivate party goers to take action. You could ask your audience to pull our their phone and look up your campaign or even have a signup sheet where people could write down their email or phone number to learn more about your campaign. So make sure to take advantage of these social gatherings, and connect with your target audience to increase your donations!

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Visiting Vietnam in Spring

Today our Guest Blogger is going to enlighten the FundMyTravel Community with some helpful tips to keep in mind when visiting Vietnam in the Spring.

Best time to visit is from February to April

If you are looking into visiting Vietnam for study abroad or vacation then the months from February to April is the best time to land in the beautiful country. February through April is the Spring season and flowers and gardens start to bloom over the entire country. That time of year tends to be very dry and humid in the capital city, but if you enjoy seeing the beauty of nature, then it is when you should plan your trip. However, if you would like to take part in some of the most finest festivals in Vietnam, then you must plan your trip a little bit before February so that you are able to witness the Tet festival. During the Tet festival you can see the country bursting with colors, especially in cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You can see some beauty of the Tet Festival in the picture below to get a glimpse of what you can expect.

You must plan your journey well ahead of time,  since during the Tet Festival most tourist locations will be closed and almost all tickets and hotel bookings will be filled. So plan your journey and decide before hand which festivals you want to attend and which cities you would like to visit, since even the trains connecting major cities will be booked in advance during this period. 

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Fundraising During the Holidays: Consider Your Approach, Activity and Timing!

Happy holidays, travel bugs!

As you gear up for family time, leave from work or studies, reunions with old friends and general holiday celebrations, we have a few tips for you to consider, if you are also fundraising or anticipating an adventure abroad, in the New Year.

While it’s tempting to put any campaign activity on hold at this time, instead you may want to step things up a notch! This doesn’t mean you have to take up heaps of holiday time on the computer, but you can definitely make use of this engaging and ‘feel good’ time of the year, for increasing donation potential.

Dedicate Time to Your Campaign

First, since you have a bit of a break from your regular schedule that means you can more readily map out a half hour or twenty minutes a day to dedicate to your campaigning efforts. Have some fun and get creative to switch it up a bit. Holidays are when people get most excited to spend time with their loved ones and by association this often puts them in a more generous mood.

That being said, other non-profit organizations or supporting bodies recognize this fact too, so people are being ‘hit-up’ for donations from many different angles. This is a good fact to be aware of but don’t let it discourage you. Just keep this in mind when you are thinking about the ways in which you’ll decide to do your own outreach.

Be Creative

What can you do to make your “ask” different from all of the others? What is something unique about your campaign and mission for this journey, which will make it more enticing for your networks to become a part of; either by donating OR by sharing the page link with their own extended networks? Remember: what makes your campaign different and the approach you take to fundraising are the ways which you can personalize it and how you can keep it positive. (Read more about the importance of this in the Keep It On The Positive/Make a Video section of your Fundraiser’s Toolkit.)

Positivity is key because it is much more motivating to read about a traveler with a good attitude, who shows incentive and ambition, than one who displays a defeated attitude, simply asking for handouts – that’s just not the way to achieve a FundMyTravel success. But we are happy to support you and let you know what DOES work!

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