Travel Tips

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The below are general tips designed to assist you when planning to travel. Carry only those things that you absolutely need.
Click here for our packing checklist to make sure that you pack everything needed for your holiday.

Baggage Recommendations

  •  Airline Regulations permit you to carry only 2 bags per person (depending on your destination and airline policy)
  • Check in bag with a maximum weight of 20 kgs (subject to airline policy) and a hand bag with a maximum weight of 7 kgs with dimensions not exceeding 115 cms (subject to airline policy)
  • Carry bags with wheels and sturdy handles, preferably a stroller, which is convenient to carry and pull along
  • Label your bags with your name, address and telephone numbers. Also note its make/brand, this is useful to trace your bag at the time of baggage claim. Ensure that your check in bags are locked.
  • Do not put any cash, jewellery or expensive items in your check in bag. In fact we suggest not to carry valuables on tour
  • We advise you to travel as light as possible, as carrying heavy luggage can be very inconvenient

Things not to carry in hand baggage

  • Knives, scissors, razors, nail cutters, batteries etc
  • Liquids, aerosol sprays and gels
  • Cigarette lighters and metallic objects (eg safety pins)
  • Perishable food items and vegetables not allowed when travelling to countries like Australia and New Zealand

Clothing & Footwear

  • Comfortable casual clothes like jeans/trousers, shirts, T-shirts, and Salwar Kameez are the best options during the day.
  • We recommend you carry a dark pair of trousers or denims, which are not only easy to mix and match, but also easy to maintain
  • Depending on the country and the weather at the time of travel, it is advisable to carry warm clothing like thermal wear, jackets, sweaters, hand gloves, rainwear etc
  • If you are visiting a beach or are going to undertake water sports activities, do not forget to pack your swim suits and appropriate footwear like floaters and flip flops
  • Special Events, Gala dinners, Casinos, certain restaurants or tourist attractions ( eg Paradis Latin in Paris have a dress code (formal attire) to be followed. It is advisable to carry a set of formal clothes and footwear
  • Carry a comfortable pair of footwear, preferably walking shoes

Medications / First Aid Kit

  • Remember to carry your required medicines with prescription
  • Carry medicines for altitude sickness when travelling to high altitude destinations
  • Do not forget to pack any specific allergy medication that you may need

Personal Care

  • Bath & Shower Products
  • Sun cream lotions and moisturizers
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste & Dental Products
  • Wet wipes & Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Perfumes or Deodorants
  • All liquids, gels, deodorant sprays etc above 100 ml should be in your checked in baggage only
  • Remember to carry only travel sized sachets of all essential toiletries instead of carrying big bottles

Travel Accessories

  • Camera/ Video camera with extra memory cards/ film rolls & batteries
  • Mobile Phone Charger and local country SIM cards
  • Universal/ Multipurpose Adaptor
  • Small Flashlight
  • Music Player with headphones

Foreign Exchange

  • We suggest you to carry sufficient foreign currency, for your personal expense and shopping purpose while on holiday
  • As per current RBI rules, you can purchase a total of USD 10000 as Basic Travel Quota per person in a year
  • Only USD 3000 can be carried as currency notes and the balance has to be carried in the form of Prepaid Forex cards or Foreign Currency travelers cheque

Travel Insurance

  • Travel Insurance is a cover for the risks you might face in your trip
  • Insurance is compulsory in all European countries. Our Group tours to Europe include basic travel insurance for the duration of the tour upto 59 years of age
  • It is highly recommended to purchase Travel Insurance whether you are travelling in India or abroad, since it provides you and your family medical & financial assistance in case of an emergency while travelling
  • Please get in touch with our travel consultant who will assist you with selecting a suitable travel insurance

Once you arrive at the Airport

  • Report at least 4 hours prior to departure for World Tours and 2 hours prior to departure for Indian Tours
  • If travelling by our Group Tour, then kindly reach the designated airport reporting point at the indicated time
  • Proceed to the entry gate of the Departure Terminal. Each airport has different departure terminals for different flights, ensure that you arrive at the correct departure terminal
  • You will be required to show your passport and e-ticket to gain entry into the departure terminal. For Domestic travel, photo Id is necessary for each and every member travelling
  • Get your check in bags screened (X-rayed) before you proceed to check in at the airline counter
  • At the airline counter, present your passport and ticket to airline staff and put the bags you to want to check in on the weighing scale
  • Once your bags are tagged, the airline staff will return your passport, ticket and boarding card along with embarkation card

Immigrations, Customs & Security Check

  • Fill the embarkation card and proceed to the immigration counter
  • Present your passport, boarding card along with the embarkation card. The immigration officer will keep the embarkation card and return your passport and boarding card
  • Please proceed for the security check , keep your passport and boarding card handy
  • After security check is done, proceed to your boarding gate and wait for your flight boarding announcement
  • On some airports, there may be no announcements. We advice you to reach the correct boarding gate well in time

Happy Journey!