Many travellers don't consider helpful tips for surviving travel emergencies until they're in trouble. How organized are you when it comes to vacations? Whether you book months in advance or like to take advantage of late-deal offers, most people are organized enough to make sure nothing goes wrong between leaving home and getting to your destination. But what about any travel emergencies after that? Whether it’s a weather disaster or a political nightmare, here’s the only tips on surviving travel problems that you’ll ever need.
1. Travel Insurance
So this one sounds obvious, but a recent survey showed that over 60% of travellers had no insurance – and rates are high even among travellers doing dangerous sports such as skiing. Good insurance will cover a variety of situations and travel emergencies, including missing or cancelled flights, accommodation issues, lost luggage and getting you home. It’ll also provide medical coverage if you need treatment abroad, costs of getting you home if your plans have to change and some even cover the costs of the people you are travelling with too. You can get great rates by searching around, and almost everyone can get insurance, even if you’ve got pre-existing conditions. Don’t leave home without it!