Your Trip

Useful Items in your hand luggage

  • Passports and all visas
  • Airline tickets and hotel documentation
  • Foreign currency/travellers' cheques
  • Camera, mobile phone / MP3 players
  • Snacks / Chocolates
  • Sweatshirt / jumper (could get cold in aircrafts for overnight flights)
  • Itinerary for all your travel arrangements
  • Credit cards and if necessary driving licence
  • Books / magazines for the beach - or any guide books for exploring

Useful items in Main luggage

  • Clothes / shoes / underwear
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Travel adaptors
  • Jacket / Mac
  • Sun cream with moderate SPF (as often very expensive in the resort)
  • Hat / caps (especially if touring around)
  • Toiletries
  • Beach towels
  • Relevant medicines including relevant mosquito créme etc if travelling to hot destinations,

Travelling with children

  • Activity books / magazines / Nintendo / PSP / IPAD / KINDLE
  • Travel sickness medicine
  • Favourite teddy / toy
  • Travel sweets
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Change of clothes in hand luggage
  • Blanket

Travelling with babies

  • Nappies / changing mat
  • Milk Powder
  • Baby food
  • Tooth soothers / Comforter
  • Nappy cream
  • Blanket

Plan before you travel:

  • Ensure that you have relevant medications / vaccinations
  • Ensure you or any of your party has valid visa if necessary / have completed ESTA if travelling to North America and that you have at least 6 months validity remaining in your passport.
  • Ensure that you and all your party all have EHIC-European Health Insurance Cards, and that all the details are correct, and that the area you are travelling to is on the safe list on the Foreign Commonwealth website. This can be done on through
  • Ensure you have booked taxis to, and from the airport – or booked your car parking at the airport.
  • Ensure you have foreign exchange: currency and traveller's cheques.
  • Make relevant copies of your travel documents, including passports, driving licences, visa, insurance policies and ensure the copies are kept with a relative or close friend.
  • Leave your house keys and contact details abroad with a relative or close friend.
  • If you have a house alarm, ensure a trusted neighbour has the details for the alarm company if necessary.
  • If possible unplug relevant electrical appliances
  • In travelling in winter, turn off the mains water to stop freezing pipes.
  • Ensure all windows, and doors are securely locked
  • Possibly buy a guide book about the area you are visiting.
  • Many Airlines have restrictions on checked in baggage. Please check any specifics with your airlines / transport provider.
    Example : Power Banks, E- Cigarettes, Lighters, Party Poppers etc may not be permitted in check in baggage