Travel planning is a challenging task, more so if it’s the first time that you step foot in that country. And during these trying times, when economically speaking, everything is uncertain, there is always the question of whether the airline, the hotel and the cruise line will still be in business when your planned for vacation takes place.
How do we ensure that we are protected if the inevitable happens and the business go under? Well, there is always the ever dependable travel insurance. But be wary and ensure you still read the fine print before purchasing an insurance. Airlines, hotels as well as cruise lines rules and policies have drastically changed because of the current economic climate. For instance, earlier this year when you make a hotel reservation, you are only getting billed as soon as you are physically checked in. Nowadays, you get billed right there and then and you’re sure to find the charged amount in full, on your billing statement even if the trip is many months away.
The one great thing about using a credit card while making reservations is that, if everything else fails, you can always dispute the charge and the total amount charged will be credited back. You may not see your credit in a couple of months, but at least you have that assurance.