There are many different types of traveller. There are business
men and women who are flying from one city to another for brief
meetings, then there are families taking a two week holiday to
the sun with young children, then there are students or gap year
travellers who will be backpacking around exotic locations on
extremely low budgets. There are really about as many different
types of traveller as there are different types of person.
There are many different approaches you can take to booking your
travel arrangements. Your main priority may be convenience, for
example if you have a meeting near the airport you will need
airport accommodation and little else, however, if you are
travelling for pleasure, you are likely to have far less
restrictions and will be willing to consider all types of
arrangements. You can have these arranged for you by a travel
agent or you could do it for yourself online. Or alternatively,
you may wish to simply travel to a city or country with
absolutely no plans and just see what happens when you get there.
On of the things you should always travel with is proper health
and travel insurance. Obviously your requirements will again
vary depending on what kind of travel you are undertaking. If
you are travelling for business, full travel insurance that will
provide you with alternative flights if yours is cancelled or
delayed will be important. For most holiday travellers, this may
not be quite as important. If you are travelling with children
you may wish to consider it, but otherwise you may be quite
flexible and tolerant if delays do occur. But you may be more
worried about your luggage and belongings and wish to have good
coverage for loss or damage to your property. All these options
are available today with the various travel insurance companies
that are operating in the market.
Generally speaking, you will always need health insurance when
you travel. You cannot afford to take the risk that an accident
or serious injury occurs and you do not have proper coverage.
There are many parts of the word where free national health
insurance is not provided and if you do require medical
treatment, it will only be provided if you can pay for it.
Particularly if you are travelling with children, you should
always arrange adequate travel insurance with medical coverage.
This is simply a risk that you do not want to be bearing
yourself especially when the cost of travel insurance is so