Holiday Help: Travel Issues You May Face Part 2

Lose Your Passport

This is a traveller’s worst nightmare; you open up your hand luggage and rummage through your pockets only to find you’re passport has disappeared somewhere between the airport and your hotel. Whether it’s been stolen or just simply lost, then it’s important that you act now! Before you go running back to the airport, quickly check your bag, suitcases and surroundings to avoid any embarrassment. You never know it could have slipped your gaze and be hiding at the bottom of your luggage or around the hotel room somewhere!

Should your passport actually go missing, then it’s time to contact your embassy and the police.

Illness or Injury on Holiday

Being ill or injured is bad enough when you’re on home turf, but in an unfamiliar foreign country where you often can’t speak the language, it can be incredibly daunting (and could be costly!)

To save yourself the huge costs of medical care, be sure to buy travel and health insurance before you go. Your travel insurance should cover any assistance you may require in the event of an injury or sudden illness i.e. A&E and medication costs.

Make sure to research your destination before you jet off. Find out if you can drink the tap water and whether you need vaccinations or any malaria treatments, along with what you will need to bring with you. It’s important to bring your own medication if you need it and a small first aid kit for any minor injuries.

In the event of an actual emergency, your tour operator or accommodation will point you in the direction of the nearest hospital or dentist. Depending on where you are on the globe, the medical staff should speak English, but in the case they don’t, find a translator; in person or over the phone.

Jet Lag is Ruining The Holiday

Anyone who flies regularly will understand – and have to deal with – the annoyance that is jet lag. While, supposed cures do exist; here are some remedies I’ve found work for me.

Firstly, avoid drinking too much alcohol and caffeine and eating too much fat and salt. These substances in particular will leave you dehydrated and make you feel more lethargic.

Also, set your watch on the plane to the time of your destination. If you’re travelling to that country over night, be sure to sleep on the plane and feel refreshed when you arrive in daylight. If you’re travelling during the day then avoid taking any naps on the plane to prepare you for your arrival into the country.

When you feel tired during the day, try and stop yourself from falling asleep. Going for a walk, taking a shower or taking a trip to the beach can help to keep you awake as well as resetting your internal clock.

If disaster strikes while you are on your holiday, you can count on David! When you book a holiday with David, you will be able to available to catch him on his mobile 24/7. Whether you’re booking a holiday or got a travel issue, get in touch on 07990 018018.

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