7 things you must do before traveling!

Do These 7 Things Every Time You Travel
These are the key aspects in traveling that you should always keep in mind.

1. Always double check your departure and arrival time of your flight. Do check-in ahead of time and verify the flight status.
2. Make sure to not bring liquid in your carry-on luggage.
3. Check the weather forecast and pack your clothes accordingly!
4. Check on the options for local transportation, otherwise you’ll be required to rent a car or hire a driver.
5. Pay more for a centralized accommodation rather than one that is far away. This will help you save on transportation cost and may even be quite a substantial amount.
6. Remember to charge your camera and phone.
7. Bring enough local currencies before arriving the destination. Carry extra U.S dollars just in case your country’s currency is not accepted by the money changer.

Why You Should Get Travel Insurance For Your Next Trip

Travelling is perhaps the world’s most common favorite pastime. But how often do we really take time out to globetrot around the globe? Every few months? However rare or frequent traveling is to someone, one thing for certain is that EVERYONE expects to create the best memories during their trip. Caught up in the excitement, sometimes they forget that safeguarding themselves in these moments of indulgence is as simple as preparing for the worst.

Research shows that only 1 in 3 travelers buy travel insurance when they travel, leaving the majority exposed to uncertainties when they are abroad. Some of the reason for this may include ignorance and skepticism that a mishap will befall the traveler. Others assume that their existing health insurance plans are enough to get them by in moments of misfortune but in reality, this is not true when the insured person is in foreign soil.

When it comes to traveling, travel insurance is a must-have plan for every traveler. With specially tailored benefits to protect a traveler, a typical travel insurance covers a host of different benefits including  when your luggage is damaged, your flight is cancelled, a family member falls ill and you have to come home, or when your travel document is stolen. Its most important feature is 24/7 emergency coverage.

Here’s why you SHOULD get travel insurance the next time you decide to jet-off to your next destination.

  1. Don’t be Penny Wise Pound Foolish

After painfully cutting back on your daily expenses for days on end just so that you go on this long awaited trip, any additional cost to your trip would make you think twice – including travel insurance, yes? Here’s another way of looking at it. Any unexpected accidents or medical situations overseas could be costly so you might as well ensure that you have all loose ends covered so you don’t want to have to break the bank should an unfortunate event occurs during your trip.

  1. You Want to Take A Break and Relax

The objective of traveling is usually to take a break from your everyday stresses but when mishaps happen, you may end up spending your time in more stress than what you initially signed up for. Get travel protection to help manage the stress when caught in these situations. Don’t let the ‘what ifs’ keep you awake at night. Travel insurance is a good investment that will be able to help you relax and enjoy your trip more.

  1. Need to Send Out an SOS During Your Trip?

In times of trouble, you may or may not have your family and friends with you. Heck, they may even be stuck in the same boat with you! With travel insurance, you always have worldwide travel assistance services. That is why you can be assured that you always have someone to call out to in your times of need, 24/7. 

  1. Global World-Wide Coverage

With protection plans like Tune TrIP, you are covered in over 194 countries across all continents, even to the most remote cities in the world. So you don’t have to worry about not being able to enjoy the full benefits of your plan. Be sure to study the fine print before buying your plan so you are sure of the benefits for your trip as benefits can differ base on regions.

  1. Comprehensive Benefits…Beyond Your Baggage

When looking for a plan, make sure they not only have cover for loss or damaged baggage. A complete plan also should include benefits such as high coverage limit on your medical expenses, cover for loss of travel documents and personal effects, cover for travel delays and cancellations, personal accident coverage, and a round the clock emergency medical assistance.

The next time you’re planning your trip, check out Tune TrIP travel insurance plans by Tune Protect and get yourself covered before your trip. Tune Protect offer plans for individuals and families, single or annual plans and covers domestic, Asia Pacific and worldwide regions too. Tune TrIP plans are fuss-free and easy to purchase online and not to mention, very affordable too!

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Khazanah Cornerstone at Wisma Yeap – Tourplus Pitch

Tourplus Pitching @ Khazanah Cornerstone Program

11 April 2016, Penang – Tourplus was invited by Khazanah Cornerstone to pitch to investors in a closed door event last week, on the 7th of April. We duly made preparations, and headed down to Penang the day before, stopping by in Ipoh town for some delicious chicken rice for lunch. The air was hazy, the heat made the air a strong balm.
In the evening, we managed to catch up with a score of guides from Penang at Starbucks in E-gate. Over some refreshing iced “vitamin water” we had fruitful two-way discussions and talked freely about things pertaining to our platform and the industry, and practical matters of interest to the front-liners of our tourism industry.

Evening Meet-1
Refreshing Vitamin Water, Yum Yum!
Evening Meet-2
The Tourplus Team and Tour Guides from Penang

Our discussions went on for about two hours before we finally said our goodbyes and adjourned to call it a day. For the team at Tourplus though, it was onwards to more meetings, more strategizing, and then finally rehearsals for the big day tomorrow.

The next day was filled with even more rehearsals before finally heading to Wisma Yeap Chor Ee in the afternoon.

Ready for Action!

After an hour or two to let investors mingle freely with entrepreneurs, it was time for all of us to pitch. Only five minutes were allotted to each speaker, and we had to make a strong pitch before time was up. This is our CEO Rickson in action.

The Show Begins!-5 Khazanah Cornerstone
The Pitch
The Show Begins!-9
The Audience

After the pitching session there followed another round of closer conversations with interested parties, and then we adjourned at the end of the event. We took the chance to catch up with friends and have dinner, then it was time for the long drive back to KL. We returned in the AM exhausted and in good spirits. 🙂