Hopefully Travel insurance is something that you will not need but it is essential to get yourself covered just in case something should happen! Remember our travel insurance covers a multitude of things from your holiday money to your personal possessions but most importantly it covers you! Travel insurance; do not leave home without it!
Holiday Money: No matter if you are going all-inclusive or self catering you know that you will need some holiday money for those little extras and excursions. Traveller's cheques are a great way to keep your holiday money safe when travelling so why not order your travellers cheques now? Just visit our holiday's extras section and we will post them out to you, it is as easy as that. If you are planning to take your Credit Cards on holiday with you, make sure your card is not about to expire while you are away, you do not want to get caught short!
Drivers Licence: Looking to explore your holiday destination? You can pre-book your car hire with us and take the hassle out of organising when you arrive with great rates we provide the highest quality hire cars and the best prices. Make sure that you take your drivers licence, both the card and the paper slip and all details on it are correct.
Passport and Visa Requirements: Our travel consultants are well trained to give advice on passport and visa requirements; however it is vital that you confirm all requirements yourself. Some destinations require visas prior to departure and these may take some time to arrive. Make sure that your passport is valid for the correct duration of travel. Some destinations insist that you have at least 6 months validity on your passport on the date of return. Please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the latest travel advice.
Check Visa Requirements for you and all members of your party
Ensure that you have your Travel insurance from the moment that you book your holiday
Find out if vaccinations are required and make the necessary appointments
Make sure that essential holiday shopping is done, a new wardrobe, sun cream, aftersun and flip flops!
Pre order your holiday money or travellers cheques
Get up to date information about your holiday destination from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Read up on your chosen destination to make sure you will make the most out of your visit
All Travel documentation should be received around 5 to 7 days prior to departure. If you have not received this contact us as soon as possible.
Make sure you have official documentation for any medication that you may need to take and make sure you have sufficient supplies
Confirm who will be looking after Rover or any other pets you may have!
Confirm you luggage weights and sizes, this detail will be on your holiday confirmation and tickets. Make sure that you do not over fill those suitcases as you may be charged an additional fee at the airport.
Plan your route from home to the airport and make sure you leave yourself plenty of time for traffic. As much as the airline would love to hold the plane for you it costs thousands of pounds for a runway slot!
Leave a set of house keys and the hotel contact number with a trusted friend/relative
If you have a house alarm make sure your trusted friend or relative has the details of your alarm company. No neighbour likes to be kept awake while you are sunning yourself on a beach!
time to go!
Pack hand luggage and make sure you have all passports, visas and additional documentation that you may need
Check all electrical appliances are turned off, if you are escaping the British winter cold ensure the water is turned off at the mains to keep the pipes from freezing!
Lock all of your windows and doors and make sure your homeis secure