With the amount of time, an Indian spends now a days in travelling and the kind of risks he is exposed to while travelling, Travel planning has become the need of the hour. One needs to look into many things in order to ensure a smooth sailing trip.
Tips to ensure a great Trip
Some of the tips to ensure a great trip are:
- Organising Documents
- Flight booking and Accommodation Arrangements
- Vaccination Requirements
- Arrangements to be made Back-Home
- Organising the trip
- Packing List
- Arrangements for finance
- Stay in Touch
It is advisable to check if the passport will be up to date for the duration of the trip. Check visa requirement for the country of visit. Some countries require visa to be arranged before one departs from home country, while some countries grant a tourist visa once you land.
Flight booking and Accommodation Arrangements
This is very crucial as far as planning a tour is concerned. Check with various travel agents about the prices before a decision is made. Always make sure that the prices are inclusive of taxes and surcharges.
One should make a visit to his/her family physician to check for the vaccinations required and also medicines that one might have to carry for the trip.
Arrangements to be made Back-Home
There are many things that might need to be looked after before leaving for a trip. Make sure there is someone to look after bills, plants and mails. One can also consider finding someone to house sit while away from home.
Organising the trip
It is advisable to do necessary research about the country of visit. There might be some special events which would require advanced booking. Planning always ensures a fun-filled holiday.
One should start preparing a packing list of the things one wishes to carry about two to three weeks before departure. The list can be updated as a when requirement is felt. Packing can be less cumbersome if one prepares a packing list.
Arrangements for finance
Find out the currency of the country of visit. Credit Cards could be a comfortable mode but for safety reasons it is always better to carry travellers cheques.
Stay in Touch
One should carry a book which has details about the address, phone numbers and e-mail ids of important contacts. It is always advisable to inform two to three people about the trip and also give contact details for the period one will be away.
World meets us with a lot of challenges and disruptions each day, travel plans being no such exception. A sudden illness, accident, loss of baggage or a document as important as a passport could disrupt our travel plans completely. For this very reason Insurance Companies have come up with TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Travel Insurance provided by various insurance companies as of now concentrate on protecting risks that an individual or his family may be subject to while travelling abroad.