Make Travel A Pleasure With These Hints
Whether your idea of a pleasant getaway is visiting relatives or taking a tropical cruise, this article provides some great ideas. These tips can be incorporated into your trip regardless of any mode of travel you use. They can truly help you enjoy your vacation time.
Take a minimum of valuable items with you when you travel. Valuables attract attention and increase your risk of being a victim of theft.
When you are in an unfamiliar area, be on guard for criminals acting as officials such as law enforcement. Do not ever give someone your passport; they may steal it. If someone insists you must visit their office, then walk there with them. Never, under any circumstances, get in a car with an unknown local.
Even on an international flight, you should be able to provide your own needs. Bring anything you need to keep yourself entertained and comfortable. Don't forget to pack a few snacks to make sure you have some food that you enjoy during the flight.
Be sure a friend or family member has access to your itinerary while you are traveling. This person should always know your location. Keep in contact with them constantly to enure safety. If they are aware of your location and you contact them regularly, no one will need to worry.
Always remember to tip any hotel staff. Standard tips are generally $1 for each piece of luggage, and $2-$5 for the housekeeper each day of your stay. If you can tip these people appropriately, you will find that you will have a better relationship with the hotel staff during your stay.
Gather your travel essentials. Don't waste time searching all over your house for your travel pillow, plug adapters, and travel toiletries. Buy a storage bin to help organize everything that is related to travel. A container for under the bed storage is great for keeping your items out of the way, yet handy when it is time to prepare for your next journey.
You can have an eco-friendly vacation by using services that are environmentally responsible. A number of hotels have linen reuse programs, recycling bins, energy efficient lights, low flow plumbing, alternative sources of energy and so on. When you know where to look, you can find many ways to stay green when you are on the road.
If a rental car is part of an upcoming trip, check out the fine print in your current car insurance policy. Rental agencies want to try to get you to buy additional insurance that you may not even need. In a lot of cases auto insurance policies include basic third party liability coverage. Consult your insurance agent about what your policy does and does not cover before you leave.
Look for local hotel rates all the time to save money. A lot of hotels give special deals to people from that area so they can fill up their rooms. If you know a friend that lives in the city you will be traveling to, ask your friend to call the hotel and see if it offers a local rate. This will help reduce the costs on your trip.
There are a lot of ways you can go when you are planning a vacation, without dealing with hassle. Why not make a list and start preparing for your next trip right now?
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AccorHotels is considering buying a minority stake in Air France-KLM, the hotel company confirmed Sunday. “AccorHotels confirms having resumed its reflections on the matter, being at very early stage of assessing the feasibility and potential terms and conditions which will be discussed with Air France-KLM in due time,” the company said in a statement. French newspaper Les Echos reported that the French government is contemplating selling its 14.3 percent stake in Air France-KLM, and that AccorHotels is interested in buying it. Since there is very little recent precedence for a major hotel company owning a major global alrline, it is unclear how regulators would view an Accor stake in Air France-KLM, even if it is a minority stake. When reached by Skift, an Air France-KLM spokeswoman declined to comment. Air France-KLM has been having trouble, with rumors swirling that the group’s two major airlines might split. On Sunday however, KLM CEO Pieter Elbers told Skift that would be highly unlikely. If AccorHotels does indeed succeed in purchasing a minority stake in the airline group, that would be a major step for the company’s overall strategy of being a global brand on par with the likes of Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, as AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin has said publicly. A stake in Air France-KLM could translate to synergies for both companies, enabling AccorHotels to more readily offer packages and services that combine its expertise in hospitality with aviation.
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