5 tips for luxury travelers in 2017

Gorgeous hotels, beautiful beaches, 5 star hotels and gourmet food are popular choices for luxury travelers. While focusing on the comforts of your trip is important, one should also think about having a unique and meaningful experience. As a luxury traveler, are you following the trends? In this article, we will discuss five tips for luxury travelers in 2017.

  • Mobile technology 

According to TripAdvisor’s survey, approximately 42% of travelers worldwide use smartphones to plan or book their trips. I would say for most luxery travelers, this number is probably quite low. Based on the study, Thailand and China rank top list of world’s most connected travelers. The use of smartphones, especially trip related apps, enabled international tourists to adapt the flexibility and freedom to travel. As luxury travelers, you will want to stay on top of tourists information before the trip. You should check with your cell phone carrier and purchase a travel plan for your trip, see if there’s a flat rate that will allow you to use your data abroad or simply purchase a sim when you arrive and put it into an unlocked phone.

  • Personalized local connections

Luxury travelers are often interested in a personalized and customized luxury travel experience. They may want local connections along with a one-of-a-kind vacation. For example, if you are going to visit Li river in China, it is recommend that you hire a local tour guide for a private tour, followed by watching a spectacular night show – the Impression Liu Sanjie. Directed by the famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou, performed by all local residents, a musical of the legend of Liu Sanjie. This way, travelers will experience the most authentic culture and custom in China. You should talk to your hotel concierge for personalize travel experiences as well.

  • Best value accommodations 

There are many websites that provide best luxury hotels in the world. As luxury travelers, you will want to check out hotel packages on whether include breakfast,  spa, hotel chain credit, dinners, etc. Even the finest hotels offer special rates and discount. Many travel websites require membership (mostly free) to receive their updates about hotel offers and packages. You don’t want to miss out.

You may want to talk to a travel agent and read Tripadvisor reviews of the luxury accommodations that you plan to stay at.  The more sources of information that you can

  • Take travel medical insurance with you 

Once you are good and ready for your luxury trip, don’t let medical issues ruin your vacation. It is very important to obtain a comprehensive travel medical plan before you go. If you are traveling abroad for a short term trip and less than a year, it is critical to obtain travel medical insurance that will cover emergency illness or injuries abroad as these claims can really add up. Our firm offers several travel medical plans from various insurers and providers. We offer excellent Canadian travel insurance plans  for Canadians with provincial coverage and the IMG Patriot travel insurance coverage for citizens residing in most coutries around the world traveling outside their country of citizenship. The plans offer excellent emergency travel medical and evacuation coverage. We can also offer trip cancellation coverage to residents of Canada.

We also offer the more deluxe travel medical plan from BUPA travel insurance via our travel insurance web site if you reside outside of USA, Canada and Japan. You can be covered for single trips up to one year purchase an annual multi-trip plan for unlimited numbers trips up to one month per trip.

  • Travel Off Season

Traveling during the high season will always cost you more money, but did you know that some destinations have slow seasons that may be high season in other regions. You can usually gauge the prices by checking the plane and hotel rates in different dates. If you can, don’t travel during the holidays or school breaks and that luxury trip might even have a more budge price.

Many travelers do not take travel insurance on their trip

It has recently been reported by the UK press that one in four UK citizens do not take out travel insurance when they travel. According to Sainsbury Finance, nearly a third claim that they do not even need travel insurance while one fifth state that they can’t afford travel insurance. The poll was conducted recently of 1000 travelers for the company.

This means that 25% of travelers are leaving their travel plans up to chance and risk thousands of dollars in medical costs if they become sick or injured while traveling abroad. Traveling abroad with travel insurance will provide both peace of mind and financial security if an illness or injury strikes.

People who travel without travel insurance should know that a medical repatriation from the United States can cost 140,000 and an unpleasant stay in an American hospital or intensive care unit in Greece can reach up to $2,000 per day. You might only save a few dollars a day by not taking out travel insurance when you travel, but such a decision may also cost you thousands a day in uninsured medical costs. Taking out travel insurance is more important than taking your passport or baggage.

TFG Global Travel Insurance provides travel insurance plans to meat almost anyone’s budget and travel needs. All it takes is a few minutes to get a quote and take out a policy online from our wide range of travel insurance suppliers.

Where can I get travel insurance today?

You can get a quote for a wide variety of travel insurance plans for both business and pleasure from TFG Global Travel Insurance.

If you have other things your would like to know about travel insurance, please contact us today.

Purchase baggage travel insurance

It has recently been noted in the news that the US Travel Insurance Association has urged Americans to purchase travel coverage for covering the delay. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics stated that the country’s largest airlines had a mishandled baggage rate of 7.35 reports per 1,000 passengers in the first three quarters of 2007. That is a lot of bags lost!

It is impossible to avoid the loss of you bags at some point in your traveling life. Sometimes the travel gods just conspire against you. Many travelers assume that the airlines must cover delayed baggage, but this is not usually the case. Airlines in the United States are usually liable up to $3,000 on domestic flights for damaged or lost baggage, but compensation for bagge delays in case of situations beyond the airline’s control, such as bad weather, is up to the individual airline carrier. Some carriers may just provide some simple toiletries and a small amount to cover other expenses. Finally, the delay may have to be over 20 days to constitute a delay.

That is why it is a good idea to get vacation insurance plan that covers baggage loss and delay. Some travel insurance suppliers offer baggage loss and delay insurance plans on their own.

If you are traveling, make sure that you leave expensive items that are above the baggage insurance maximum set by the insurer at home. You might want to keep that expensive watch or ring at home or in the safe deposit box.

If you have other things your would like to know about travel insurance, please contact us today.

Last Minute Travel Insurance

Many people purchase excellent travel tickets and vacations at the last minute. In fact, there are a significant number of web sites and companies who offer great deals on vacations and airline tickets for travelers who purchase their vacations and tickets at the last minute. You can obtain great prices because the travel company doesn’t want to leave that seat unfilled and will discount the fair or vacation to fill it.

However, TFG Global Travel Insurance offers excellent travel insurance for last-minute travellers. You can obtain great travel insurance plans if you are traveling on short notice because our web site allows you to purchase travel insurance online in minutes and receive your travel insurance confirmation in just a few moments via email or later by regular mail.

If you purchase a last-minute flight or vacation, you may want to consider a comprehensive trip cancellation and interruption plan. Most vacation policies such as these do not cover cancellation because of an existing pre-existing condition if the travel insurance policy is not purchased within a set number of days.

Unfortunately, many last minute vacationers forget to get their travel insurance. Note that our web site does offer travel insurance to people who are already traveling. Some policies will cover you with a one or three day waiting period and you can print or take note of your policy and claims numbers if you purchase via the internet. It is a good idea to have access to your emails while traveling or use a Gmail or Yahoo email account to access your travel insurance policy documents.

Where can I get last minute travel insurance?

You can get a quote for a wide variety of travel insurance plans for both business and pleasure from TFG Global Travel Insurance.

Swine Flu Tips for Travelers

The recent swine flu or H1N1 epidemic that has caused a great deal of concern for people who plan to travel this year. The illness has also made purchasing travel insurance even more important.

To further assist you with information, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on its Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/, offers these precautionary tips on preventing the spread of the flu. Consult your doctor for more information or the CDC web site for up to date details and advice. Here are some quick tips that also apply to all flu and many other contagious illnesses:

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Purchase travel Insurance before you travel.

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