It’s the most wonderful time of the year and all December plans are in full swing. Undoubtedly the most anticipated month of the year, it is the merry season of homecomings where we celebrate family, togetherness, life and most importantly, Christmas. December itself is a carnival. December whispers began in October. The echoes of “Are you in Lagos in December?” deafen the ears of Nigerians in diaspora annually and flood the social media timelines and group chats. The need to strategize ahead of December’s fun and games forces Nigerians, far and near to plan weeks and months ahead for the month.
It is the time of the year that luxurious buses adorn the Benin–Ore Road, as people from South-East Nigeria travel from all parts of the world to their respective hometowns. It is the time of the year that all Aura by Transcorp Hotels homes will be fully booked and busy to cater to the IJGBs (IJustGotBacks), house parties, and game nights. For some people, it’s the time to show what your year has been like and for others, a time to spend quality time with loved ones. As we usher in a new year, here are some helpful tips to help you enjoy the holidays with aura by Transcorp Hotels, an online platform that helps you to book unique homes, order great meals and book memorable experiences across Nigeria.
You can’t afford to spend the year’s savings in December alone. So, it has always been important to decide early what you’d do in the most wonderful time of the year. Where did you planned to be in at the end of the year? Are you still travelling or you’re staying at your base? How do you plan to celebrate the new year? According to a 2021 survey by CheapAir.com, on average, the best time to have purchased plane tickets for a domestic trip is 64 days before your departure date. Early bird tickets are also your best bet for the exciting December events, so if you decide which events, you are attending early, you can make great savings on tickets.
Many were up for a trip back home or abroad to spend time with family and enjoy the end of year spirit, however, the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a low blow with Omicron, red lists, and quarantine costs but December is not over yet. All you need is the willingness to explore and the guts to do it. With #TheAuraExperience, Aura by Transcorp Hotels will always give you the full staycation package you need for a memorable Christmas and the start of a new year where your heart desires.
Secure the clique
The celebration can’t start if the clique isn’t there; it’s a golden rule. Celebrating the end of the year is best with your designated clique by your side to create memorable experiences with during your Aura moments and they must be ride or die. Besides the fun, it is safer to attend events and sight see in groups as opposed to going alone. This time of the year, crime is a little more seasoned than usual, hence the importance of having trusted friends with you.
Make an Itinerary
The worst thing you can do to yourself as you celebrate the new year, is not have an itinerary. Your itinerary helps you explore all sights and sounds of interest to you during this period. Aura by Transcorp Hotels makes this easy for you to achieve. At the tap of a few buttons, you can book where to stay, what to eat and what to do. Planning your days, outfits and budget becomes easier and your itinerary allows you to make the best of your holiday without being burnt out. Don’t believe me? Try it, Download the app on Google Play or Apple App Store.
Save, Save, Save
As much as you do not want to be on a tight budget this season, you also have to save for the New Year and more exciting aura Experiences ahead. This is why aura by Transcorp Hotels brings you quality accommodation, restaurants and experiences and the best prices. Book accommodation from as low as N10,000 and memorable experiences from as low as N7,000. As a host this is the time to earn extra income in your home, catering service and creative experiences. Also, save yourself from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and diaspora pressure by just saving.
What better way to start the new year than an #TheAuraExperience? It is important that you plan, however, it is not too late to book #TheAuraExperience to enjoy a variety of quality staycation homes, great food and memorable lifestyle experiences. Immortalize thee memories with a photographer, all with just a few taps on the Aura mobile app. The best part is that Aura allows you to plan your holiday without breaking a sweat or breaking the bank. Visit aura.transcorphotels.com to or download the app on Google Play and Apple App Store to sign up and book. What are you waiting for? Start planning for the new year, you know why.
Here are our recommendations:
- Paint & Sip Experience
Unleash your inner Picasso with an interactive paint and sip experience in Lagos or Abuja. Perfect for family and friends hang outs and for as low as N7,000, a paint and sip experience is different from the regular get together. Express yourself with each brush stroke on canvas and make memories to last a lifetime.
National War Museum
Nigerian history may be lost in unwritten pages of our history books but the National Museum, Umuahia, Abia State tells a deeper tale than ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and serves as memorabilia of the Biafran war.
Beach Day Offshore
This is the season to spend all your Sundays at Ilashe and not wonder if your partner knows you’re there. Book a funtastic beach getaway with your loved ones at 15% OFF on Aura with Instinct Fascination.
A Day on the Farm
A day at the farm is not your usual farm experience, it’s an experience where you see the beauty in green and wild life with a touch of resort aesthetics at Almat Farms, Abuja. The thrill of horse riding, walking through fields of crops and watching the sun set by the pool will be one for the books. Farms come with exciting news discoveries such as seedless farming in Lagos. It is really not your usual farm experience.
Rebalancing Massage with Essential Oils
A rebalance is what you need. It’s a busy time of the year and we are bound to get thrown off. A day at the spa is sure to balance you out. With essential oils slowly pressed into your skin, you will be smiling for a very long time.
All-Expenses-Paid aura Experience for two
aura HQ is the gift that keeps on giving. You stand a chance to win an all-expenses-paid aura experience for two in February when you spend up to N100K on aura! Offer valid from now till January 30th, 2022.