American Express advises travellers to plan the perfect holiday

15 June 2005
With a little forward planning and a look at the five-point checklist published by American Express, your summer break could be the holiday of your dreams.

American Express Travel Insurance has included travel insurance, vaccinations and medication, mobile phones, travellers cheques and something to do while you travel as the top five items on every traveller's checklist.

Insurance is the holiday extra without which every holidaymaker's dream holiday could become a nightmare, whilst travelling without the right vaccinations or medication could see you staring at the four walls of a hospital cubicle rather than the setting sun.

According to American Express, travellers cheques and credit cards are the ideal, safe alternative to cash on holiday.

Travellers cheques can be replaced with a single telephone call if lost or stolen, usually within 24 hours, whilst credit cards offer the security of allowing the holder to make an emergency purchase if need be, and are also quickly and easily replaced.

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