With the warmer months just around the corner, it’s never too early to start planning the finer details of your summer holiday. From currency deals and packing tips, to home security and gadget insurance, there are many things to take into account, and many that can be overlooked. When it comes to remembering those last minute essentials, saving money and having total peace of mind while you are away, our travel team have you covered with these handy tips.
Prepare your cards for travelling
Ever had your card stopped when travelling abroad? More and more banks are requesting their customers let them know that they will be travelling and using their debit and credit cards abroad. You can usually do this online, and even let the bank know when you will be back home – it’s easy to do and will make sure that you don’t get caught out.
Compare currency rates
You might think that the airport or your bank is the best place to pick up your foreign currency, but in actual fact these are the lasts places you should buy your holiday money. High charges and lower currency rates are just some of the reasons why, and you could get more for your sterling if you shop online. There are many currency comparison websites available, and with next day delivery direct to your door, it’s never been more convenient to buy your currency.
Tech tips for gadget-loving travellers
Whether you are taking your Kindle, your iPad or your mobile phone abroad, you will want to be sure that you can use your beloved gadget without any problems while you are away. Here are some tips that will ensure you can read, text, browse and tweet no matter where your travels take you:
- If you forget the plug to your USB charger, check the back of your hotel TV, as many include a USB port.
- Pack all of your small cables in a sunglasses case to keep them safely in one place, protected and easily accessible.
- Invest in a portable phone charger. These cost as little as £20, and will ensure you never miss a photo opportunity because your mobile phone battery has run down.
- Don’t forget to get Gadget Cover for your trip. This will ensure your items are covered for the unexpected, including theft, loss and damage.
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