How to pack more WOW into your travel

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Exhilarated by the run up Machu Picchu. Gliding along the Nile like a modern-day Cleopatra. Swishing through the powdery ski slopes of Niseko… Singaporeans are travelling more, venturing further, and choosing unique and meaningful experiences. If you’re ticking off your bucket list of travel destinations, check out these handy tips to keep safe while enjoying your holiday to the fullest.

  1. Start planning - the early bird catches the good deals
  2. Parlez-vous français? - add language to your kit
  3. Go easy - travel with a light heart
  4. Off the beaten track? Stay assured with peace of mind
  5. Prepare for anything

1. Start planning - the early bird catches the good deals

Be on your way to the historic centre of Florence, Italy.

Be on your way to the historic centre of Florence, Italy.

Book your flights 6 months to a year before, or choose off-peak tickets, and you can get some great value. Reserve that gorgeous boutique hotel near the Duomo in Florence before it is fully booked. Snag the tickets to the Van Gogh Museum so you won’t miss it on your stopover in Amsterdam. Remember to keep an eye out for developments, such as the anticipated volcanic eruption in Iceland in November 2023, in case you need to make alternative arrangements. 

2. Parlez-vous français? - add language to your kit

Explore confidently the streets of Paris, France.

Explore confidently the streets of Paris, France.

Knowing the local language can add a rich layer to your experience, whether it’s ordering your morning coffee or figuring out the rail network. Most locals appreciate the effort you put in to communicate with them in their lingo, regardless of whether you use a translator app or pocket phrase book. You might find yourself chatting with a street artist or taking up a baking course at Le Cordon Bleu.

3. Go easy - travel with a light heart

Go with the flow of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

Go with the flow of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary.

It’s your holiday! So, leave behind your work-efficient self and relax. Have a flexible schedule to allow for lingering over a meal with a great view. Take it slow so you can fully absorb the historic significance of Budapest, the mysterious stillness of Stonehenge or the bustle of the souk. Your experience doesn’t even have to be an activity… sometimes, doing nothing is the ultimate luxury!

And what about leaving some things to serendipity? Making new friends can round off your view of the world, while getting lost is not always a bad thing, as you might discover a noodle stall that only the locals know about. 

4. Off the beaten track? Stay assured with peace of mind

Real relaxation is knowing you’re protected.

Real relaxation is knowing you’re protected.

Is your time out a bit more way out than usual? A meditation retreat with no phone connection? A full moon party on a tropical island? What if the unimaginable happened, like at Burning Man 2023? The super event in the Nevada desert (yes, desert!) was flooded, which left festival goers stranded. Whether you are journeying to the other side of the world, or just hopping over to the neighbouring countries, it’s best to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), which would be able to assist you in case of emergencies.

5. Prepare for anything

While you look forward to fun times, there might be a chance of an accident or an injury. What if you need medical treatment, including hospitalisation, perhaps even an emergency evacuation back to Singapore? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. With MSIG TravelEasy®, you have comprehensive cover for unexpected medical, accident or travel inconveniences.

Knowing you are protected, you can enjoy worry-free travel. Go explore!

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