There are a few measures you can take to avoid making unnecessary claims on your travel insurance, or worse – having your avoidable claims rejected, so you lose out.
Read these quick tips for some simple solutions to save you time and money.
- Avoid any hazardous activities in the weeks preceding your trip that may cause you an injury or jeopardise your travel plans.
- Plan your journey ahead, so you will definitely make it to the airport with plenty of time. You can book your airport parking in advance and it’s recommended that you listen to the traffic and weather updates on the radio, to ensure you’ll make it in time.
- Ideally, take both printed and digital copies of your travel documents with you. Photocopy your passport and other important documents. Keep them with you whilst you travel and in safe storage when you arrive.
- Label all your luggage before you board the plane – with your name and contact details, so lost luggage can be returned to you. Otherwise, utilise micro-chipped luggage tags, which can identify your luggage all over the world.
- Remember to pack all your medication and keep it where you can access it when you need to – including whilst you travel.
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash with you. When possible, keep your money in a safety deposit box or utilise a travel money card which you can pre-load with foreign currency before you travel.
- When changing flights or disembarking from a cruise, set an alarm to allow enough time to get back to the port/ gate. It is highly advisable to arrive ahead of the time you’re told for a cruise departure and a few hours in advance of your flight time.