Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Seasonal holiday tips from Economy Car Hire and Staysure Insurance

With the holiday season in full swing and the English coastline fading away in the distance two companies have been sending out tips for travellers in the past couple of days.

First of al Economy Car Hire . They offer great deal car hire in numerous locations in Europe. They said "How to avoid long queues at the airport"

They went on to say " Now that the summer is here, people are queuing at some car rental desks in major Spanish Airports for up to two hours. What a way to start your holiday!

Many of the suppliers that we work with in Spain operate offsite. Simply hop on a shuttle bus. Your first few minutes on unusual terrain will be a in quieter spot, instead of having to deal with heavy traffic straight away.

We do also work with suppliers that facilitate airport collection, where the queues are more reasonable. Watch out for the blue desk in airport tag on the quote results. Whichever option you choose, make sure it's with us!"  Find out about Economy Car Hire Here 

Then there was Staysure Insurance who offer travel insurance and holiday home property insurance products. They said "Stay safe when travelling". Their tips had been prompted by  the campaign to help find pensioner Arthur Jones over the past few weeks. The 73-year-old granddad went missing on the Isle of Crete during a walking trip on 19th June.

Staysure  have put together these 20 Tips

 Be Safe 1. Always tell someone where you are going—even if it's the hotel reception.
2. Stay in touch with family regularly via phone, email or even social media.
3. Take a fully charged mobile phone with you when exploring.
4. Keep to open public places, especially at night.
5. Avoid looking like a typical tourist—don't walk around with a map outstretched in front of you or taking photos of everything that moves!

Planning Ahead 6. Scan all your important documents and then email them to yourself.
7. Book your first night's accommodation in advance.
8. Visit your doctor before you leave and ask about vaccinations you may need.
9. Know what buses, planes and trains you need to take and how much they will cost.
10. Arrive early in the day, so that you are not wandering around at night in an unfamiliar place.

Watch Your Valuables 11. Don't put all your cash/cards in your wallet/purse. Leave some in a safe if you have access to one, so that if you lose any, all is not lost.
12. Don't keep your wallet/purse in your back pocket.
13. Use a padlock to keep your luggage secure.
14. Try not to show off your valuables or flash money around, as this could make you a target for thieves.
15. Be wary of giving money to beggars as people will see where your wallet/purse is. If you want to help out, donate online or when at home.

Be Smart 16. Try not to use your credit card at an Internet café or with Wi-Fi, as your information can be stolen.
17. Slow things down when necessary. If a stranger is rushing you to make a decision, just tell them to talk slower.
18. Use the same common sense that you use at home.
19. Trust your gut feeling. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it.
20. Most importantly of all, get good travel insurance.

Following on from number 20  Find out More about Staysure Insurance products here

Sources: Economy Car Hire and Staysure Insurance.

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