War tourism needs to be bound within a planning premise well ahead of the time when the tourist sets on his trip. Most important aspect of planning is the financial preparation without which his desire for war tourism would just be a pipe dream. The tourist needs to do serious homework and get to know the ruling tariffs and prices for fixing up his budget on accommodation, transport and food which are the major components of his trip. A realistic budget with some provision for buffer must be built in your plan horizon to give you a comfortable space for movement and go ahead with your war tourism dream.
Your planning for war tourism starts well ahead to select a time slot when you can afford a trip being away from work. Next, you need to check if the time slot that you have selected would be perfect to visit the destination so that your trip does not get marred by rainfall but remain sunny. If you plan to travel with a tour operator, your plan should include the right choice of the operator after a thorough appraisal with respect to credentials, past performance records and their pricing policy.
However, a travel agent would take much of the heat off and share the responsibility of planning your trip from a feasible angle. Customized tour packages come at different price ranges and services offered. The choice is yours. They set the entire itinerary for you, which is time bound and customized. You get the quality of service for the money you pay and the entire trip is planned in such a way you have nothing untouched and unexplored as was initially promised before you board your flight back home.
Planning the war tourism trip would also mean keeping the latest information of the currency conversion rate of your destination country as it will entirely affect your expense profile and the money you are going to spend there in exchange of goods and services locally bought. This is fundamental to planning and you will feel its substance every inch you move on your war site venture.
Planning also implies covering the entire war site destination in a proper sequence. Unplanned and chaotic movement would leave you confused, and you may realize to your chagrin that the part of the trip you have completed last should have been at the initial stage of your trip. You need to have your entire program mapped out, and for this you need to devote a substantial magnitude of your time on planning before setting on your trip.
The mode of your local trip, the choice of food, time allotment made to various on tour activities and setting up a neat program entails a comprehensive planning effort helping you pack your trip on a happy note. Your planning exercise would encompass the trip in its entirety covering every segment of the voyage from the beginning till completion.
Micro level planning is advocated. More specific your plan touching every inch of the expedition better is the chance of your trip turning successful. The essence of war tourism planning should result in a feasible blend of achieving the maximum pleasure by visiting as many war tour attractions as possible at a reasonable price within a preset time frame leaving you physically recharged and mentally happy and accomplished.
With the planning tool in hand, the tourist can practically foresee how his war tourism expedition is going to progress. The trip due for completion would take a finite shape. You become aware of rough rides and pitfalls. You devise means to jump over them or to stay clear of them. It becomes your comprehensive guide.