Official Tibet Travel Guide – Must-See for Beginners (Part 1)

Climate of Tibet: 1. How’s the climate in Tibet? Is it hot in summer? Is it very cold in winter?Tibet is in a high plateau, and it belongs to typical downy special climate. Climates are quite different in different areas of Tibet. The eastern Tibet which is at a lower elevation is warmer than western Tibet. In some mountain areas, there are four seasons at the same time in different altitude. The weather in a day varies greatly, too. The night is cold while the day is warm. It spans 12-15 degrees centigrade in a single day.Climate in southeastern Tibet including Nyingchi and Chamdo is balmy with an average temperature of eight degrees centigrade; while in western Tibet (Shigatse and Nagqu) is quite cold with an average temperature below zero degree.However in the central area of Tibet, the climate of Lhasa and Tsedang is more favorable for traveling. Travelers can visit these two areas all year around, not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter.2. How is the road condition in rainy season in Tibet? Need I take any rainproof with me?The rainy season in Tibet is mainly from June to August and it does have a very bad impact on the roads. However, there are many track maintenance workers and local army would also give help to restore the roads. Generally speaking, it only takes a few hours to make the roads feasible again. As for the rainproof, you are suggested to take raincoat, rain-proof trousers and shoes if you want to trek, climb the mountain or ride a bike. If you have group tours organized by some travel agencies, usually you don’t need to take rainproof with you, because Tibet often rains at night and the weather is quite good in the daytime. Besides, the tourist bus is always along with you.3. What is the best time to travel to Tibet?Generally speaking, early April is the beginning of travel season, which lasts to mid-June when a large number of Chinese travelers rush to Tibet for summer holiday. Late June to the end of National Holiday is the peak travel season when some important festivals held in Tibet, like Shoton Festival, Gyantse Dawa Festival and Nagqu horse riding Festival. After mid October, Tibet turns to winter and as the visitors reduce greatly, more than half of hotels are closed for the poor reservation.As for the best time to travel, it depends on your travel requirement.1. If you want an extremely cheap price, go to Tibet in winter, from December to next March. All the things are quite cheap; even the tourist sites offer 30-50% discount on entrance fee. Hotels are cheap, too. You can enjoy 5 star hotels with less than 100USD including breakfast. Compared with traveling in August, the cost of a winter tour is only 50%-60% of a summer tour. Because of the poor amount of visitors, the Potala Palace allows you to spend even a whole day in it. Besides, the monks are not busy and have spare time to chat with you.2. If you like trekking, do it at May or September when the monsoon will never bother you and the weather is balmy and pleasant.3. If you love Mt.Everest and want to see the clear face of it, try to avoid the rainfall season and foggy weather.4. If you love to visit the grass land in north Tibet, do the tour in July when the flowers bloom in vast grassland and groups of yak and sheep, Tibetan nomad tents spread all over the grassland.5. Those who want to drive to Tibet through Sichuan-Tibet highway should avoid the rainy season. There will be mudslides, cave-ins and mire on certain sections of the road, blocking the passage of vehicles.About high altitude sickness1. What is high altitude sickness? What’s the symptom of high altitude sickness?High altitude sickness may occur at high altitudes (over 2700m) due to the decreasing availability of oxygen. It usually occurs following a rapid ascent and can usually be prevented by ascending slowly. Symptoms often manifest themselves six to ten hours after ascent and generally subside in one to two days, but they occasionally develop into the more serious conditions. Common symptoms of high altitude sickness include shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, stomach illness, dizziness, and sleep disturbance.2. How to avoid or relieve high altitude sickness?Keep a good mood, don’t be too excited or be too worried about high altitude sickness. Before visiting Tibet, get as healthy as possible, both physically and psychologically.
Take care of yourself and avoid catching cold before going to Tibet, and not to take shower at the first two days after you are in Lhasa to avoid being cold, or you will easily suffer from altitude sickness under weak physical condition.
Do not drink any alcohol on the first two days when you are in Tibet. Drink plenty of water and eat light, high-carbohydrate meals for more energy.
Do not run, jump or do some taxing jobs at the first two days. Being peaceful and having a good rest are important.
Once you have the symptoms of altitude sickness, take some medicine (it is said that it’s helpful to have some butter tea if you can adapt to the flavor of it) and don’t go higher. Medication and oxygen also help to prevent altitude sickness. Mild altitude sickness symptoms can be treated with proper medication. If medication and oxygen do not relieve the symptoms, go to hospital or evacuate immediately to a safe altitude!
Oxygen can help you relieve the symptoms of altitude sickness, but do not use it too often in Lhasa while your symptoms of altitude sickness are not serious. If you feel chilly or feel very uncomfortable, you should go to the nearest hospital available in the area.
In addition to the normal medications for traveling it is advisable to bring high altitude medication. Seek suggestions from your doctor.
Tell your tour guide quickly if you don’t feel well and follow the guide’s advice.

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3. What should I do if I have high altitude sickness after arriving in Tibet?There are hospitals in many large cities in Tibet. You may adapt to mild high altitude sickness by yourself slowly and you may go to hospital if it is serious. After you have already had high altitude sickness, you should rest well, do not move too much, keep eating, drink some water with black sugar or take some medicine. If the high altitude sickness is pretty severe, you should go to hospital, or descend to some lower places, or leave Lhasa immediately. High altitude sickness shall disappear after you descend to certain altitude and it has no sequel symptoms.4. Is high altitude sickness more serious if going to Tibet by plane than by train?Exactly, but both means have their advantages and disadvantages. You are more likely to have high altitude sickness because you don’t have enough time to adapt to the plateau environment gradually if you go by plane. The altitude change is directly from several hundreds meters to more than 3000 meters. While, if you go to Tibet by train, you can adapt your body to the high plateau environment slowly and gradually. Then, you may relieve or avoid high altitude sickness.5. People with what kind of diseases can not go to Tibet? Do I need physical practice before travelling to Tibet?People with the following diseases can not travel to Tibet:People with all kinds of organic heart diseases, severe arrhythmia or resting heart rate over 100per minute, high blood pressure II or above, all kinds of blood diseases and cranial vascular diseases.
People with chronic respiratory system diseases, medium degree of obstructive pulmonary diseases or above, such as bronchus expansion, emphysema and so on.
People with diabetes mellitus which is not controlled properly, hysteria, epilepsia and schizophrenia.
People with bad cold, upper respiratory tract infections, and body temperature above 38F or below 38F while the whole body and the respiratory system have obvious symptoms, are not recommended to travel to Tibet until they’re OK.
People who were diagnosed to have high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, high altitude hypertension with obvious increase of blood pressure, high altitude heart diseases and high altitude polycythemia.
High risk pregnant women.If you are not sure about your body condition, you may have a physical examination. But you are not supposed to do more exercise before going to Tibet, for exercising will give more burdens to your heart and you’ll need more oxygen, which may easily cause high altitude sickness.6. Why can not people with cold go to Tibet? What should I do if I catch a cold in Tibet?Your immune system shall be weak if you catch a cold and you may suffer high altitude sickness easily because of it. Besides, severe cold may easily turn to some more serious high altitude diseases, especially pulmonary edema, which is very dangerous. So you are not supposed to travel to Tibet before you get rid of a cold.While, if you catch a cold in Tibet, things might not be so serious, because your body has already, to some extent, adapt to the plateau environment and you can go to a doctor and take some medicinePermits & certificates 1. Are there any limitations or restrictions imposed on foreigners to travel to Tibet? How about overseas Chinese, Taiwan Compatriots and Hong Kong and Macao compatriots? How to handle it and how long does it take?There are some special requirements for foreign travelers to Tibet. Firstly, foreign tourists to Tibet must be organized by travel agencies, with confirmed routes. Secondly, a Tibet Travel Permit issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau is indispensable. The Tibet Travel Permit must be obtained before they head to Tibet. What’s more, foreigners are not allowed to travel alone in Tibet by their own, even with the travel permit. They must be accompanied by a licensed tour guide. Tibet travel permit is also required from overseas Chinese and Taiwan Compatriots, while Hong Kong and Macao compatriots can travel to Tibet like other Chinese citizen with valid Home Return Permit. Foreigners, overseas Chinese and Taiwan compatriots can apply for Tibet travel permit from Tibet tourism bureau or certain qualified travel agencies with valid passport (copies), visa (copies) and job certificate. Usually, it can be obtained in one week and 2 to 3 days if you are in urgent need.2. What is Tibet Entry Permit? How to get a Tibet Entry Permit and what documents are required to get it?Tibet Entry Permit, also known as Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) Permit or Tibet Visa, is the basic document for foreign travellers to enter into Tibet. No foreign visitor can visit Tibet without holding the Tibet Entry Permit in their hands. Foreign tourists are required to show both their Chinese Visa and Tibet Entry Permit when they change for the boarding passes of flying to Tibet or board trains to Tibet.Tibet Entry Permit is officially issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau, in purpose of restricting the numbers of foreign visitors. With this permit, foreigner tourists can travel in Lhasa region including Lhasa city, Yamdrok Lake, Ganden, Tsurphu, Namtso, Drigung Til and Reting.Tibet Entry Permit is not available for independent travelers. Foreign travellers have to travel in tour group and ask legitimate travel agency to apply Tibet tour for you.Documents required:You can get Tibet entry permit (TTB permit) by sending certain qualified travel agency the first page of your valid passport and a copy of your Chinese visa by fax or by email, and state clearly your occupations (Foreign journalists and diplomats are not allowed to go to Tibet as a tourist). If you are Taiwan Compatriots, send us the copies of your MTP-Mainland Travel Permits or called Taiwan Compatriot Entry Permit/travel document (commonly known as “Tai Bao Zheng”), and tell us your occupations.If you are the citizens of Hong Kong and Macau SAR, China Re-entry Permit for Hong Kong & Macau Compatriots is enough to travel in Tibet. You are not required to apply for the Tibet Permit.Pay attention: If you are planning to travel to places officially closed to foreigners in Tibet, an Alien’s Travel Permit is required.3. What is Alien’s Travel Permit?Except Tibet Entry Permit, an Alien’s Travel Permit is required if you are planning to travel to places officially closed to foreigners in Tibet, such as Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery, Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasorovar. Alien’s Travel Permit is not needed for places in Lhasa region, towns of Shigatse and Tsetang, or nonstop travel on Friendship Highway.Alliens’ Travel Permit is required to visit ‘unopened’ areas. Which is issued by the police (Public Security Bureau, “PSB”). Usually you can apply for it once you arrive at Lhasa. For tour groups, our guide will ask you for the passport and TTB permit and submit it to the Foreign Affairs Section of PSB for the Travel Permit. It normally takes several hours and the cost is 50 CNY/person. If you are an individual traveler, you need to join local tours to ‘unopen’ areas, and the local travel agencies will arrange the PSB for you as well. Pay attention, there is no travel agency can provide ‘PSB permit-only’ service.Notice: If you want to do a Tibet overland tour from Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai or Xinjiang province to Tibet, you must got the PSB permit before your tour starts.4. Which parts of Tibet are listed as the closed areas?At present, you have to apply for a Travel Permit if you are planning to visit the following places:Tsedang: Samye Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King, Trundruk Monastery, YumbulakhangShigatse: Sakya Monastery, Mt. Everest, Rongbuk MonasteryGyangtse: Pelkor Chode Monastery & Kubum StupaNgari Region: Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tsaparang, Years, etc. Nyingchi Region: Basum-tso, Pomi, Rawo-tso, etc.Chamdo Region: Chamdo, Riwoche, Tengchen, etc.5. Are there any other certificates and permits may be required in Tibet?Except Tibet Entry Permit, Alien’s Travel Permit, there are Military Permit, Foreign-affairs permit and other permits which may be required when traveling in Tibet.Sensitive border are as such as Mt Kailash and eastern Tibet also require a military permit and a foreign-affairs permit. For Tholing and Tsaparang in western Tibet you will also need a permit from the local Cultural Antiquities Department. All these will be arranged by our travel agency one month before you enter Tibet. The Military Permit is issued by troop while the Foreign-affair’s permit is issued by Foreign affairs office in Lhasa. It normally takes 10-15 working days to get them all.6. How to deal with the visa from Tibet to Nepal? Can I apply for Nepal visa in Lhasa? Is it fast? Shall I be denied?Nepal has two embassies in China: one is in Beijing and the other is in Lhasa. It is easier and more convenient to handle the Nepal visa in Lhasa as long as you conform to the certain procedures. And there are seldom any cases of denial. But the visa officers don’t work at regular time, so you are recommended to stay several more days in Lhasa to apply for Nepal visa and it is more secured if you handle the visa first after you arrive in Lhasa. The general consulate of Nepal is in Lhasa, near the Norbulinka Park. Normally you can get the visa in the afternoon of the next working day if you submit the application and necessary documents in the morning of the first day. The time to submit document is from 10am to 12am, Monday to Friday. So, you need plan a couple of days in Lhasa to wait the visa. The time to get visa is usually at 4pm, once you get the visa, you can fly to Kathmandu or set out to Zhangmu border by cars or by bus.To apply for Nepal visa in Lhasa, you need prepare the original passport, 2 passport size copies and complete a form. Your passport must be valid at least for the next 6 months. There are three kinds of visas according to period you plan to stay in Neal, the 15 days, 30 days and the 3 months. If you are going to stay more than 15 days in Nepal, it is better to get the visa in Lhasa, as the border office issued 15 days visa only and it is relatively expensive to extend the visa in Kathmandu or Gorkaha.You can also get Nepal visa at the border. Not far away from the Friendship Bridge, you can get the arrival visa of 15 days stay at the border office with 25 USD. You need prepare a passport size photo and complete a form as well.What to Pack: 1. What drugs to take when traveling to Tibet?In the first few days after arrival in Tibet, you may experience some degree of altitude reaction. Colds, insomnia and digestive disorders are common. Take an adequate supply of any prescription medication you use regularly, including medicine for cold, headache, stomachache, and insect bite, diarrhea and so on, like the Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Antibiotics, throat lozenges, nasal decongestant and vitamins etc. Most over-the-counter medicines, such as aspirin and anti-diarrheal pills, are available in Lhasa, but are more difficult to obtain outside of urban areas. It is advisable to take anti-altitude sickness drugs to cope with oxygen deficiency. Bring diamox pills which are believed to be able to prevent the altitude sickness effectively. Please consult your doctor prior to your travel to Tibet.

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2. What food to take when travelling to Tibet?You may take some chocolate, dried beef, hot pickled mustard tuber, biscuit and other food and snacks you like. You’d better take food with high calorie. You may also take some gum with you, which may help relieve the symptom of syrigmus and headache. When traveling to remote areas of Tibet it is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water. It is not always easy to find food or drinkable water in these areas. Water purification equipment, such as hand pump filters, is not necessary, as bottled mineral water and thermoses of boiled water are available everywhere throughout Tibet. Water purification tablets can be useful during trekking. It is a good idea to take a good quality multivitamin to supplement your diet since a supply of vegetables and fruits may not be readily available.3. The necessary commodities you should take when traveling to Tibet Necessities: sunglasses, hat, sun cream, skin cream, lipstick, long sleeve clothes, sweaters, Passport, visa, money, credit card, camera, film, batteries, toiletries, cosmetics, knife, watch, day bag-pack, big travel bags (soft luggage), water bottle, journal, reading book, writing materials, binoculars, family pictures and snack foods.4. What kind of clothes and shoes should be taken when traveling to Tibet?ClothesThe temperatures change greatly on the altiplano. In the north part of Tibet, people wear thick coats all year round (including July and August which are the hottest months in most of the areas in China). The highest temperature is 4-5 degrees centigrade in northern Tibet. It also snows in July and August.The temperature difference in a single day is big. In Lhasa, the temperature in July arrives at 30 degrees centigrade at daytime, but falls to 10 degrees centigrade at night. Sometimes it will snow or sleet at night, so you’d better take some down garments (those with hats will better), woolen sweaters, warm gloves, warm and wind-proof shoes and socks. Wearing several layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed is the wise choice since temperatures may vary greatly within a single day.Most hotels in Tibet have no central heating. The air-conditioners in single rooms do not work well in the cold night. In winter, from November to next March, of course you need bring down jackets, warm sweaters, gloves, warm pants, woolen hats. It is very cold in the morning and evening. In summer, wearing a T-shirt in day time but the Jacket is necessary at hotel in the morning and evening.During the peak tourism season, April, May, September and October, you need to prepare T-shirts, overcoats and jeans, warm sweaters. Besides, frequent rainfall in this season makes waterproof clothing and raingear absolute necessities.Even in summer, a down coat is necessary for those who are traveling beyond Lhasa and Shigatse into more remote areas such as the Everest Camp. A windbreaker plus a sweater will work nicely for strolling around Lhasa in summer.Other essentials to pack include four or five pairs of cotton or woolen underwear, four or five pairs of woolen socks, long sleeve cotton or lightweight wool shirts and T-shirts. Women should avoid skirts or dresses.Also, whenever you visit Tibet, if your plan includes overnight at Everest Base Camp or Namtso Lake, or a several days outdoor trek in mountain area, to keep warm is very important. The winter clothes are a must. However, you do not need to worry too much about clothing, you can buy any kind of clothes you need in Lhasa and clothes is quite cheap.ShoesIt is very important to have a strong comfortable pair of boots, especially your travel covers remote area and you have to walk for a long distance. For example, if your travel reaches Everest Base Camp, you need to cover 8 km from Rongpuk Monastery to EBC and back. Lightweight boots are fine, but Tibet can be wet and we will do extensive walking, so make sure your shoes fit well and are suitable for cold and puddles. You should also have a pair of comfortable and tough sandals.5. What certificates and documents should I take with me when I travel to Tibet?Of course you should take your passport, China visa and Tibet travel permit with you. Or you won’t be allowed not even to get on the plane or the train.There are overall four documents required for foreign tourists who want to travel freely in Tibet:Chinese Visa – you can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your country;Tibet Entry Permit – It is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau and is a must for foreigners entering Tibet;Travel Permit: It is required when you are planning to travel to the closed areas in Tibet, and you can obtain it after you arrive in TibetMilitary Permit – you have to obtain if you are planning to travel to some military sensitive areas.

5 Travel Tips for Senior Citizens

Traveling and exploring new places is the best thing one could do in the leisure time. There is no age-limit to travel, you can simply take a trip whenever you feel like doing so. It is a great stress buster and an activity that makes you spare time for yourself and your loved ones too. Just like everyone else, senior citizens also have a desire to discover new places and destinations and the availability of endless time can make their trip all the more interesting and fun-filled. Though it’s the best time and opportunity to make unforgettable memories, but there are certain things which should be followed before planning an excursion. Here is the list of the travel tips for senior citizens that could help them take an amazing vacation, which they can cherish for the rest of their life.1. Research and Plan Carefully: The first and foremost tip for the senior citizens is planning their trip attentively. Doing a research beforehand will help you in making the best of your time. From choosing a destination to booking the tickets and finalizing the accommodation; each and everything should be done warily. You can even take help of some agent/travel expert who can provide you extraordinary deals for your travel and make it hassle free.

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2. Stay Connected: Once you are done with all the planning, do not forget to inform your dear ones about your vacation. It is advised that keep in touch with your loved ones all the time during the trip so that if there is any kind of problem, they know about your location and reach on time for your rescue. Also, staying in contact with the people who care about you will make feel good and comfortable, thus giving you a joyful trip.3. Keep a check on your Travel Documents: While traveling, make sure that all your travel documents, passport, visa, travel insurance, etc. are kept in a safe place. You can print a copy of all the documents as you might need them anytime during your travel. Keeping all the documents handy will help you keep an eye on them. There are many other people traveling with us so staying alert and careful will help us protecting them from being lost or get stolen.4. Get a Medical Check-up before leaving: Taking a medical check-up before leaving for your destination not only gives you a pleasant journey, but also helps you in knowing about the issues which may spoil the fun of your holiday. Even if there is any ailment or disease that comes up after the checkup you can carry the required medication which is a better option rather than ignoring your health. So, make sure you are undergoing a medical check-up properly to avoid any kind of emergency.

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5. Be a Smart Traveler: A smart traveler is one who always takes care of all his luggage, belongings and of himself too. Collecting all the relevant information regarding the destination, itineraries, flights and everything about the trip makes you a smart traveler. To reduce the stress, it is better to pack light and carry what is necessary. Also, plan your trip in advance so that you can collaborate with other people of your age and travel in a group.Following all the tips will definitely help you traveling easily and safely. For a budget-friendly trip, you can take advantage of the senior citizen travel deals that are offered by many online travel sites.

Make Your Brand Travel To Distant Places With Promotional Travel Wallets

With travelling being such an important and frequent part of our life, promotional travel gifts will always top any list of corporate gift ideas because travel accessories are used by almost everyone during their trips and tours. Even if a business is not well aware about its target audience, promotional travel presents are ideal to suit its needs and demands. Among travel accessories, there are innumerable items that can make a journey or trip secure, comfortable and smooth. A travel wallet is a wonderful item in this list which is an essential (and perhaps the most important) accessory when travelling, as it holds the most valuable things needed for a trip like travel tickets, documents, currency, credit cards and more.Generally, wallets are considered as a safe and secure storehouse of valuable items. Since the late 17th century, they have been in use and the first one was designed soon after the invention of paper currency. Even before this, pouches were used to keep metal coin currencies which were functionally similar to money holders.

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Now as these wallets are designed especially for travelling, some changes in design and style will be obvious. Unlike the design, pockets and stitching of regular purses, travel wallets feature more sophisticated features to ensure that the contents inside remain safe and intact even after the rigors of travelling. Such money holders are generally made from genuine and high quality leather, PU leatherette, polyester or imitation leather, and each of these materials are durable and long lasting. Among all these varieties, a leather travel wallet is obviously the most stylish, elegant and sophisticated option but other materials are also classy and elegant in their own way.Whatever the material used for crafting such purses, the outer surface is always soft and smooth with a feather touch feel and the interior design is almost the same in every type of wallet. As the zippered or buttoned closure is opened, an ample number of inner slots, pockets and compartments are seen. Each of these slots and pockets are designed in a perfect way to hold specific items like currency notes, coins, credit cards, debit cards, passport, tickets and other travel information and documents. The coin pockets are usually designed with a zippered closure to make the entire wallet perfect for travel. A travel wallet helps to hold all the essential and valuable travel documents together in an organized manner.Versatile, highly functional and stylish, they make a perfect business promotional gift for any company. When one is offered to clients, customers or employees, each recipient will be highly pleased and will realize that the company also takes care of its valuable assets. promotional travel wallets will always accompany them on every tour, and each time they unzip it to take out necessary items or documents, they will remember your company. Moreover, surrounding people will also notice the brand and logo customized on the travel wallet and this will help generate new customers. The most important advantage of promotional travel accessories is that these items are generally used during trips and people in distant places get the opportunity to know more about the brand and its services. Many times, this brings prospective leads for a business and helps to extend your business network in distant regions.

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When it comes to promotional gifts, importance is always given on proper customization because this is the only factor that can increase brand visibility among existing and prospective clients or customers. Generally, for travel wallets, the favourable imprint area for imprinting the brand name and logo is on the front surface. Colour choice is another important part of customization because proper choice of colour makes the customization visible from a great distance, clearly and distinctly, helping the company earn more and more prospective leads.

Travel Assistance For The Non-Traveler

Travel is more common than it used to be 20 years ago. There was a time when asking a client to add travel assistance to their plans became a complete deal breaker. Yet now, people have gotten a little more responsible. According the Unites States Travel Assistance Insurance Association, 30% of Americans purchase assistance insurance for travelling. Their top three reasons are peace of mind, protection against unexpected events, and concern of losing financial investment during the trip.Unfortunately, although 30% of Americans have travel assistance, most people are unaware of travel health insurance. Among the 50% who have travel assistance, most of them had not a clue about medical evacuation insurance. Companies are not rushing to tell you this! If you travel a lot by yourself or with your family, I will let you in on this great secret!Why should you have travel assistance insurance? I will give you 7 great reasons why everyone and anyone should be equipped with travel insurance.1. Medical Evacuation & Repatriation Services

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If you happen to sustain an injury during your travel where medical care comparable to western standards is not available you will be arranged for and covered for the cost of transportation for a medically supervised evacuation to the nearest medical facility we determine capable of providing such medical care.You will also have assisted repatriation. If you sustain an injury while traveling and are recovered enough to travel a non-scheduled commercial air flight or a scheduled air flight with special equipment and/or personnel with minimal risk to your health, having travel assistance allows your flight to be arranged for. It also covers the cost for transportation to your principal residence or the country where you are currently assigned.2. Return of a CompanionIf you are traveling with a companion and cannot complete the trip as planned due to an injury or illness a flight can be arranged to return a companion back to their place of residence.3. Medical assistanceThese services can include, depending on the provider that you have chosen: world-wide medical and dental referrals, monitoring of treatment, facilitation of hospital benefits, transfer of insurance information to providers; and medical, vaccine, and blood transfers.4. Personal Assistance ServicesLost your travel visas or any personal documents during a trip? Don’t worry about it if you have travel insurance!Also, if in the event of an emergency where you cannot adequately be assessed by phone for a possible evacuation, or you cannot be moved and local treatment is unavailable, an appropriate medical practitioner can be sent to you. If medical records need to be transferred you may have those sent to you by your consent as well directly to you or to the attending physician.5. Legal AssistanceIf you were to get into a jam during your travel. It doesn’t matter whether you are in America or somewhere abroad you can be directed to an attorney to assist you in securing a bail bond.

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6. Worldwide Travel AssistanceThe great thing about having assistance insurance is that you can get this service anywhere depending on your provider. So find one that provides world-wide travel assistance. You’re already in the right place, if you were looking up companies to receive Travel Assistance from!7. Information Assistive ServicesReal-time Security Intelligence is available to you, depending on your provider. Upon your request, you will be provided with the latest available authoritative information and security guidance for over 170 countries and 280 cities. You may have access to, depending on your provider, to a global security database that is continuously updated. It also includes intelligence from thousands of worldwide sources. You will be safe knowing where you are going in the world!Click HERE for more information.

Exclusive Benefits of an Online Travel Business Franchise Offering All Inclusive Travel Deals

Travel franchises are a thing of the present business industry. People are becoming interested with the type of franchise that specializes in offering travel arrangements to a wide array of clients. Not only is the travel franchise industry considerably convenient to operate, it also has a lot to offer the aspiring entrepreneurs in terms of progress and learning.In today’s age of advanced digital technology, the travel franchise has even become better. If you buy a franchise you can already offer a 5 star travel, all inclusive travel deals enclosed in a package, to your clients. But if you buy an online franchise, the travel services you get to offer will be accompanied with the promise of ease and convenience as well as affordability. As the entrepreneur, though, you need not to worry because you can enjoy all exclusive benefits of buying your own online travel business franchise.On top of these exclusive benefits is the complete support and training package that the franchise offers. When you buy your own franchise, you do not have to be apprehensive about the way you will run it. Travel franchises come with a comprehensive set of training modules and supporting systems.

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These include top-of-the-line reservation facilities, interconnected system with the use of the Internet, and mentoring sessions with the experts. You can use these support and training materials to make sure that you offer the best services to your customers. If you will be able to make your business run in full working mode, your clients will trust you more with their travel needs. Consequently, your clients will not only think highly of your franchise-they will also be sure to recommend you to their immediate network. This would entail having more clients and therefore better earning opportunities for your business.Another exclusive benefit you can get from buying your own online travel franchise is that you get to operate it at home. True, there are a lot of franchises that you can run at home. But often, they also require you to get out of the house for operational requirements and tasks. There are businesses that you can only run if you keep in close contact with your suppliers, which may require out-of-home meetings. Also, you may be advised to hold offline marketing events just to get in touch with your clients.With travel businesses, you are given complete and integrated systems that would eliminate the need to go out for travel arrangements that you set up for your customers. The reservations and bookings may be done online already, so third-party services are easy to reach. You can also continue communicating with your clients through phone and email, which both reduces the need for personal meetings. Even documentary arrangements may be done as well through online methods. This is the kind of benefit that will be appreciated mostly by stay-at-home parents and part-time workers.Finally, a benefit that is exclusive for owners of online travel franchises is the reduced travel fees you can incur. There are a lot of franchises that allow its franchisees to arrange for a 5 star travel, all inclusive travel deals, for a really affordable price range. The arrangements are also at a discounted rate because the travel services that you need would possibly be coming from your partners. The people who work for you can enjoy as much of these benefits as part of their training for the business. You can even travel with your family so they can also enjoy the benefits of your business.

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There are indeed so many benefits of owning a travel franchise. Aside from its sure-fire success because of a proven operating system, you would also benefit from the great deal of learning you will be provided once you join the network. But you always have to make sure that you will be gaining more than what you will lose from getting engaged in an online travel business. Keep fighting to keep your business afloat, regardless of the economic times, so that you will be able to reap the rewards of your effort. At the end of the day, having a franchise business that offers a 5 star travel, all inclusive travel deals, may be just worth all the hard work and investment you will be putting in.