Tuesday August 31, 2010 – As one of the nation’s leading providers of discount travel, Vacation Network Inc. knows the hottest destinations in the world to play, relax and recharge. But in order to enjoy your piece of paradise, they know there are precautions and safeties you need to consider before leaving. That’s why Vacation Network Inc. offers these quick and simple travel tips to help ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation.
“We understand that when our clients travel, they want to focus on all of the great sites and activities their trip provides,” said Raven Morrison, travel manager for Vacation Network, Inc. “But we also understand that not taking the necessary precautions could result in some unforeseen challenges that could put a damper on the trip. That’s why we offer these safe traveling trips, to make sure once they take off they can be as worry free as possible.”
There are a number of steps travelers can take to ensure they can travel internationally with peace of mind. For starters, Vacation Network, Inc. says a simple task is to fill out the emergency information section of your passport. Many people skip this action, but spending just a few minutes prior to departing could save vital time in the event of a lost passport or a medical emergency while you are overseas.
In addition, travelers can register their trip with the State Department to provide better assistance in locating them if there were to be an emergency back home. This free, online service is available by visiting this State Department site. All travel information submitted can not be released to others without your express authorization.
In addition, Vacation Network Inc recommends checking with your insurance provider to see if your policy applies overseas. If not, you may want to consider adding supplemental insurance to help in the event you need medical attention while on your trip.
The State Department also recommends travelers get acquainted with the laws of whatever country you will be visiting. While traveling internationally, American citizens are subject to the laws of the country they are in. Visiting this site can help you stay informed and out of trouble.
Other travel tips are great for domestic travelers as well as international ones. For instance, leave a copy of your itinerary and contact information for hotels and lodging with friends or family. Remember to visits the Transpiration Security Administration’s site (https://www.tsa.gov) for a reminder on what items are allowed in carry-on luggage for air travel, and which need to be stowed below. Also, according to the experts at Vacation Network Inc., to avoid being the target of a crime make sure not to wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and not to carry large amounts of cash.
“Whether traveling across the country or around the globe, these simple actions can help you get the most out of your vacation,” Morrison said.