02 Jan The ultimate packing list for your holiday at the TUI BLUE Hotels
Your holiday’s been booked, all preparations have been made so far, and the anticipation has reached its absolute peak. Now the question is: What essentials must be packed before I travel to one of the TUI BLUE hotels? Have you planned a skiing holiday in the mountains? Or would you prefer to relax on the sandy beach and swim in the turquoise blue sea? No matter where you’re headed – here you’ll find the ultimate packing list for your holiday at the TUI BLUE hotels.
When I pack my suitcase I always bring…
Different packing lists are required for different types of holidays. I’ve created a general provisional travel checklist for you to use as a guide. Of course, I don’t know where your journey is going – so my tip: Inquire in advance about the weather conditions at your holiday destination, then choose the right holiday packing list and fill in the blanks.
First things first: money. Be sure to consider your finances, because you can’t really get far anywhere without money.
- Bank card/Debit card
- Credit card
- Foreign currency
- International phone number for your bank
ID cards and documents:
What documents do I actually need for my trip? Keep in mind that international travel is subject to different rules and regulations than you may be used to. If in doubt, you can get information in advance from the Federal Foreign Office.
- Identity card and/or passport
- Driver’s license (if applicable)
- Health insurance card and, if applicable, Proof of international health insurance
- Document folder (waterproof is preferable)
- Train ticket or plane ticket
- Accommodation documents (confirmation, receipts)
- Visa (if necessary)
- Maps, travel guides
Cosmetics and hygiene products:
- Shower (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel)
- Razor, shaving foam
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Cream (for hands, face, and body)
- Lip balm
- Cotton swabs
- Pocket tissues
- Make-up and make-up remover
- Hair bands
- Women’s hygiene products
- Contact lenses and accessories
First aid kit:
Of course, we all hope to stay healthy and happy whilst on holiday. But what if the air-conditioning in the plane or adjusting to the tropical climate takes a toll on our immune system? I recommend you pack a small first aid kit to ensure you have the right medication on hand in the worst-case scenario that you’re sick on vacation.
Technology and accessories packing list:
- Mobile phone and charging cable
- Waterproof cases for mobile phone, camera, etc.
- Power bank and charging cable
- Socket adapter
- Camera and battery, charging cable, and SIM card
- Camera accessories (tripod, bag, etc.)
- Laptop or tablet and charging cable
Holiday packing list – Clothes:
- Belt (if necessary)
- Rain jacket or cape
Here comes the sun – Your summer holiday packing list
Warm rays of sunshine caressing the skin, the soothing sound of the sea, a serene and pleasant mood, maybe a chilled drink – aren’t you ready for a summer holiday? How about a day at the beach in Turkey, Portugal, or Vietnam? No matter where your summer holiday takes you – this packing list can help you prepare.
- After-sun lotion
- T-Shirts, tops
- Shorts, skirts
- Bikinis/ Swimsuits
- Open shoes, flip-flops
- Beach bag
- Bathing bag, dry bag
- Inflatable beach toys and pump
- Windbreaker / beach shell
Beach accessories for children:
- Sand toys
- Sun hat
- Balls, water toys
- Water wings
Let it snow – Your winter holiday packing list
Heart-pumping adventures on the ski slopes, a view of the seemingly endless winter landscape, and evening pampering sessions in the Blue Spa – what do you think of an unforgettable winter holiday in stunning Austria? I’ll share my must-have packing list with you for your dream holiday in the snow.
In order to stay warm even in freezing temperatures, be sure you include the following items of winter clothing:
- Thick jumpers, pullovers
- Long trousers
- Winter jacket
- Sturdy footwear
- Ski jacket, trousers, and goggles
- Thermal underwear
- Hat, scarf, gloves
#familytime – Your packing list for a fun family holiday
Splash around in the pool with the kids, build sand castles together, or play ball: there’s always something fun to do with children on holiday. Don’t miss the TUI BLUE hotels designated “for families.” These hotels, such as those in Rhodes or Bulgaria, specialise in holidays with children. And when the kids are looked after and having fun, there’s also some time for parents to relax. What are the packing must-haves for a family holiday?
- Sun hat
- Romper suits/onesies
- Baby monitor
- Night light
- Teddy bear/blanket
Active holidays with TUI BLUE – the ultimate travel checklist for your active vacation
Get active on holiday – with the BLUEf!t programme in the TUI BLUE hotels, you’ll have the opportunity to really work out before breakfast or dinner. How about a workout on the beach or yoga with a fantastic view of the sea? Water sports enthusiasts, hikers, and mountain bikers are also guaranteed to find what they are looking for at the TUI BLUE hotels. My tip: Adjust your travel checklist to suit your planned activities. A few additional ideas would be:
- Sport shoes/trainers
- Hiking shoes, trekking sandals
Yoga mats or swimming fins, snorkels, and diving goggles can be found on site at the TUI BLUE hotels or with external providers.
#couplegoals – Additions to the holiday packing list for travelling with your partner
Holidays for two, pure relaxation and romance – for me, relaxing spa days, an excellent dinner menu, and group excursions are all important. In the TUI BLUE For Two hotels, couples are particularly well catered for. And to all lovers out there: Weddings are also possible in the TUI BLUE hotels, for example on the Turkish Aegean. Who doesn’t dream of a romantic beach wedding? Very little remains to be added to the travel checklist. I have only one point left for you lovebirds 😉:
Pack a few chic outfits for dinner together in the à la carte restaurants of the TUI BLUE Hotels – a little luxury and romance are always good.
Ready for vacation with the right packing list
Do you fancy a holiday? With the right packing list, there’s room for every favourite piece and accessory in your suitcase. Of course, you certainly need to add a few points to your travel checklist – after all, each holiday is completely unique. 😉
I have one more insider tip for you: a travel diary. With this great booklet I keep all my wonderful experiences forever and ever, and can also tell my friends and relatives about my dream holiday afterwards. Photos, tickets, and receipts of significance are also kept in here – so my memories remain more vivid.
Now you’re ready to head off onto your well-deserved holiday without the familiar feeling of having forgotten something. I wish you lots of fun on your TUI BLUE holiday!