The travel industry is beginning to recover significantly. Not all countries are yet as fully relaxed as the UK and some still have many restrictions in place. It is important that the correct preparation is taken by people before travelling to ensure that it all goes smoothly but also if something goes wrong, they have the correct level of cover in place that will protect them. Here are 3 tips to think about.
Plan for the Unexpected
No matter how much you forward think and plan, something may go wrong and, in these instances, it is right that you should have the correct level of single trip insurance in place to ensure you are covered. Things that can go wrong could include you needing medical support in a foreign country, or it could be that your baggage gets lost by the airline. These things will really spoil your trip and the insurance company are there to sort out all types of eventualities. The level of travel insurance you get will also depend on what you want to be covered and where you are going.
In the UK we take the NHS for granted as it is free at the point of use but in other countries, they will not have this service and you will need to pay for medical treatment if needed – this is where the insurance package kicks in. Another tip is to pay careful attention to the excess amount applied to the insurance policy. The lower this is (or zero) the higher the policy amount will be. Most people will set this at around £100 which seems a fair amount to go to the hassle of actually making an insurance claim.
Get a Last-Minute Deal
Some people wait till the last minute before they book a holiday whilst others like to book months (or even years) in advance. Generally, nowadays, you can still get some really good bargains at the last minute however these may not be as good as they were many years ago as the travel industry has caught onto this and smartened up their act. Unfortunately, with flights, normally it is not the case that they will get cheaper – they normally get a lot more expensive.
There are specific “last minute” sites on the web though that specialise in getting good holidays at very short notice. These are the ones that you should take a browse at. Sometimes it may also be easier to actually split your holiday by booking the travel and hotel separately therefore if you know where you want to go, look at it as a package holiday but also check out the prices by checking out the prices separately.
There are many ways to potentially get free upgrades with your holiday. Usually, loyalty to a specific brand of hotel or airline is the best way. If you travel frequently on the same airline or you use the same hotel brand, then there is a likelihood that when you travel with them, they could give you a free upgrade.
Some of these companies are often partnered therefore make sure you check out their loyalty programs and register for them in order to get the best chance of any freebies or upgrades. Other occasions could include things such as a birthday or wedding anniversary. When booking in and you let them know that this is a special occasion, there is a small likelihood they give you that free upgrade or maybe something special to help celebrate the occasion.
These are three key travel hacks that every savvy traveller should know. Try them out next time you decide to travel!
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