smooth holiday

It doesn’t take a lot for the best laid plans to be ruined when you’re on holiday. But with a bit of planning and preparation you can make sure you’re ready for any bumps along the way. Here are six things to do to ensure you have a smoother holiday.

1. Get travel insurance

From lost luggage to cancelled flights, a flexible, affordable travel insurance policy gives you extra peace of mind when you’re travelling. Over60 Travel Insurance provides coverage for a range of common holiday hazards that could derail your trip.

2. Organise your travel money

It’s also important to know how you’re going to manage your money while you’re on holidays. Travel money debit cards like the Over60 Cash Passport allow you to securely access your money from a variety of points around the world with a minimum of fees.

3. Pack essential items in your carry-on luggage

There’s nothing worse than showing up at an airport on the other side of the world without your luggage, especially if you’ve got an important item in there. Make sure you keep essentials like your passport, wallet, tickets and identification in your carry-on.

4. Leave plenty of time to make connections

So much stress on a holiday is caused by people trying to make unrealistic connections, so do yourself a favour and make sure you never rushing across a terminal.

5. Keep a hold of your boarding pass

They’re generally the first thing that’s thrown in the bin when you arrive at your destination, but discarding your boarding pass is a big mistake. Your boarding pass provides a useful proof of travel if there are ever any disputes that are related to your airline.

6. Make sure your luggage is easily recognisable

While some people go to more extreme measures than others, doing something like marking your luggage with a colourful ribbon can be a great way to make it stand out from the crowd and ensures you’re not waiting too long at the baggage carousel.

Do you take any of these measures when you’re on holidays? Let us know in the comments.

Have you arranged your travel insurance yet? Tailor your cover to your needs and save money by not paying for things you don’t need. To arrange a quote, click here. For more information about Over60 Travel Insurance, call 1800 622 966.

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