Wednesday, June 6, 2018

8 Ultimate Travel Essentials

Vacation mode is on: you’ve booked a flight, finalized your itinerary, and reserved a room at your favorite hotel. Now that you’re all set, how do you ensure a pleasurable and hassle-free getaway? Make sure you have the ultimate travel essentials.

AXA, the global leader in insurance and asset management, shares some tips on important items to bring for a memorable and worry-free vacation.

Travel insurance. Travel insurance financially protects you, your family, and your possessions from travel risks such as stolen luggage, flight cancellations, and medical costs. Several reasons to buy travel insurance include lost bags and medications, the need for a medical emergency in a foreign country, and cash replacement due to theft.

Avoid travel mishaps with AXA’s Smart Traveller which comes with a wide range of benefits, including 24-hour medical assistance, personal accident coverage, liability and personal safety coverage, protection of personal belongings, and refunds for travel inconveniences – allowing you to focus on having a fun and stress-free trip.

Important documents. If you’re traveling abroad, make sure you have hard copies and electronic copies of all your important files which you can save in your cloud or mobile phone. These files should include your passport, visas, birth certificates, driver’s license, SSS, and the like. If you’re traveling as a family, ensure you have everyone’s complete documents. It is also advisable to leave a printed copy at home with a trusted friend or relative for emergency purposes.

Padlocks. Install padlocks on the zippers of your bags to keep your valuables safe. For extra security, try investing in one of the many anti-theft bags out in the market.

First-aid Kit. It’s always good to be prepared! Having the right first-aid supplies on hand allows you to treat injuries right away and reduce the risk of complications. Think of it as your customized survival kit when traveling to a foreign place.

Power bank, electronic cables, and adaptors. Electronic devices are useless if you don’t keep them powered. Bear in mind that voltage and outlets vary per country, making a universal adaptor an essential item. Don’t forget to bring all the necessary cables needed to recharge various types of gadgets. A portable power bank is a lifesaver as it prevents your phone battery from dying while you are on the go. The convenience of charging it directly from your pocket lets you capture every moment of your travels with ease.

Toiletry kit. Make sure to have a well-stocked toiletry bag with all the essentials that you prefer to travel with. After all, they may not be readily available in the country you’re visiting or you may not have time to buy them. Don’t forget your sunblock, hand sanitizer, and insect repellant too.

Compression socks. These stockings help increase circulation and reduce the risk of swelling and clotting veins on a long flight. Compression stockings gradually squeeze your legs, helping your veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently. They offer a safe, simple and inexpensive way to keep blood flowing.

Refillable water bottle. Water can help relieve jet lag. Stay hydrated throughout your trip as water may boost energy and battle fatigue. Traveling with a reusable water bottle also helps save money and reduces waste and pollution.

Enjoy hassle-free vacations and avail of Smart Traveller now. For more information, visit

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