Holidays are always a very exciting thing to any person; we work all year round to be able to afford the much needed time off and it’s definitely great to drag yourself away from the mundane, daily routine now and then. From short and eventful euro breaks, to eye opening long hauls, any trip is appreciated and if one thing was to spoil that experience, you’d be devastated.

So, here at the SPG we took note of a few things that would potentially ruin your break or even stop you from travelling, and here is what you shouldn’t do before travelling abroad…

Your Boarding Pass…
You’ve booked your holiday, paid the fee’s and have checked in nice and early online to be organised. Then comes the boarding pass; your trip provider will probably email this through to your personal account and this will state the details of your flight, including your name and the number, so you don’t want to be losing this one. Another big no-no Brit travellers tend to do in this day in age is share the fact they’ve received their boarding pass on social media, often followed by a snap of it as well. But this is again, a massive mistake. It only takes a single crook to snatch your image, Photoshop it and bang, their name is on your flight and you could well miss out on your holiday to that sneaky fraudster.

Forgetting to Insure…
Insurance is vital, no matter where you go and how long you are visiting for. Shop about online for the best rate, making sure the policy ticks all the boxes too, and you’ll be secured if any accidents were to happen. Not only that, but this is a great addition to have to cover things like theft, personal damage, loss of goods and a load of other aspects as well. Just think, if you didn’t insure yourself abroad, you could well be in some serious trouble with both money and personal, if any incident were to happen.

Turning up Late to the Airport…
Get on top of things and make sure you have a plan of travel in place before going to the airport. Don’t leave everything to last minute and wait for your aunties, best mates, cousins, nephew to give you a lift; get a taxi booked and arrive at least two hours prior to your flight. Literally, there is nothing worse than trying to dash through the check in, only to get stuck behind an hour’s queue at security and then, latter to that, you may miss your flight. Why leave it to chance? Getting to the airport is all part of the holiday beginning, so soak it up.

Don’t Forget Your Money, Honey…
Travel money. First step; work out the currency your location is using way before you visit because turning up somewhere like Prague or Turkey with Euro’s is not the smartest thing to do. Second step; get the best rate and make sure you collect the cash before your holiday. You’re then prepared to spend as soon as you land, as opposed to seeking out the best of a poor rate abroad.

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