Three Things to Consider Before Traveling This Summer

July 10, 2017

Wolfe Insurance Group

Categories: holiday, Safety, Safety Tips, Travel

Americans will spend close to $100 billion on summer travel in 2017. But as millions of travelers plan their vacations to destinations both home and abroad, many are overlooking significant risks.

Fortunately, there are a number of measures you can take to help protect your family. Yes—it will add a few extra steps to your pre-departure preparations, but taking the time to prepare for the unexpected will give you peace of mind and ensure a stress-free summer vacation. In the event of an emergency while traveling, you’ll have the tools and resources you need to remain safe.

Here are three things you can do to protect yourself and your family before heading out of town:

    • Bigger Isn’t Better: Instead of booking into a large or highly visible hotel, consider staying in a smaller, boutique hotel, which may be less conspicuous and offer similar 5-star amenities. While a hotel’s concierge can be a helpful resource in researching area attractions and activities, avoid sharing detailed travel information with hotel staff when booking.
    • Don’t Stand Out from the Crowd: Keep cultural differences in mind when choosing what clothing to bring. Avoid drawing attention to yourself and your family by dressing down and leaving fine jewelry and watches at home.
    • One Thing to Leave Behind: Scan important documents, including your passport, driver’s license, visa and travel itinerary, and leave copies of them with a trusted friend or family member prior to departure.

 

Now that you know what to do before departing, check back soon for advice on how to stay safe while on vacation. You can also visit the Chubb Travel, Protected website for more travel tips. In the meantime, bon voyage!