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5 Money Mistakes To Avoid While Traveling

Posted by admin April 24th, 2017

Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank, and it doesn’t have to be a financial disaster. But sometimes the worst can happen. Learn from our mistakes and avoid these money mishaps while you’re jetsetting around the world – or just to Myrtle Beach. The smartest financial decision? When you’re in the area, be sure to choose the best Myrtle Beach limo service at the most reasonable price. Here’s a few money mistakes we hope you can avoid:

1. Not Notifying Your Bank of Your Travel
Nothing is more frustrating than a denied credit card or debit card when you’re on the road for travel. When there’s money in the account or credit card, but you can’t make a purchase, major inconvenience will arise. While it’s good that your bank or credit card company is so vigilant about fraud, it’s best to notify them before you leave of your traveling plans. You can usually do this by logging in to your account, but calling customer service also works!

2. Failing to Double Check All Reservations
Important dinner? Late night arrival at a hotel? Unsure about your flight? Make sure you check all of your travel destinations and reservations before you get on the road. If you’ve hired a Myrtle Beach limo service, they should contact you to confirm reservations. It’s imperative that you double check your plans if you’ve booked through third party websites, as it’s true that travelers have checked in to hotels after long nighttime flights and simply had no reservations on the books. Always best to do your due diligence!

3. Having No Extra Copies of Travel Documents and IDs
Traveling abroad? If you want to save yourself a bunch of time and potentially hundreds of dollars, copy or scan your passport, driver’s license, and anything else you might need. If you have a visa and/or if your travel requires a birth certificate, it’s best to have those in triplicate, saved on your computer, and also e-mailed to yourself. You never can be too careful.

4. Scheduling Your Layover Time As Too Short
The worst feeling and most potentially debilitating travel problem is missing the short connection. If your original flight lands late, or if you haven’t given yourself enough time to get through an airport, you could cost yourself hundreds of potential dollars. If this happens on a holiday weekend, you can almost forget being able to get to your destination – or back home – on time. Make sure you always leave yourself at least 2 hours to get to your new gate. It seems silly, but it happens again and again, and can result in costly plane tickets, lost hotel reservations, and other costly measures.

If you’re traveling to Myrtle Beach or from and you’d like to stay on a budget, contact Carolina Limousine. We will work within your budget to provide limo or car service transportation options that will get you where you need to go! Call or contact us online today, and a customer service professional will reach out to you for a conversation about your needs. Enjoy stress-free travel and your time at Myrtle Beach!