Handle travel inconveniences like a pro with these tips

Going on that much awaited trip abroad? Whether travelling for leisure be it flying solo, with your family, your girlfriends, or even if you’re going on official trips for your business, you want it to be a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, no matter how much you hope for everything to go smoothly, travel inconveniences can pretty much pop out of nowhere. What’s more, if you happen to be a businesswoman too, taking a much-deserved break should be time well spent. But if your trip hits a snag, this could also impact your business financially.

With foresight and planning, you can mitigate the impact of travel inconveniences if they do happen. Check out the following tips so you can be a step ahead in case of trip hassles you may encounter:

1. Stay informed. Keep aware with real-time information regarding your travel plans. Follow airline or transportation updates through official apps, websites, or announcements to anticipate changes.

2. Get travel insurance. Invest in comprehensive travel insurance that covers flight cancellations, delays, lost baggage, and medical emergencies. This provides financial protection and helps you have peace of mind.

3. Know your rights. Familiarize yourself with passenger rights and airline policies regarding delays, cancellations, and compensation.

4. Pack the essentials in your carry-on. Make sure you have enough extra clothes, toiletries, medications, and valuables in your carry-on bag. This ensures you have immediate access to the necessities.

5. Charge your gadgets. Keep your electronic devices fully charged to stay connected and entertained in case of unexpected delays.

6. Be Flexible. Flexibility is key and it would be ideal if you’re open to consider alternate routes, airports, or travel dates to work around possible disruptions.

7. Communicate frequently. Keep your loved ones and travel companions informed about your situation. Regular communication ensures everyone is aware of changes and can adjust accordingly.

8. Document everything. Keep a record of flight details, communication with airlines, receipts, and any inconveniences you experience. This documentation may be required in case you will file compensation claims.

Packing preparedness for your trip

Be your own boss when you travel and choose to be ready for inconveniences every time you take a trip. AXA Smart Traveller offers comprehensive protection and peace of mind as it provides round-the-clock travel and medical assistance for a single trip, at an affordable price.

For example, basic coverage for a five-day trip to Japan is only about PHP 800 per person and you already get protection in case of lost or damaged luggage, a canceled flight due to emergency, and medical expenses in case you suffer an injury or illness during your domestic or international trip.

Know you can game plan your travels and at the same time protect your business venture. Contact an AXA financial advisor today to know more.

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