More and more travelers are using smartphones abroad to check email, find the address of a great local restaurant, for online check-in and to give the kids back home a quick call. If you have been wondering whether it is worth getting visitor insurance for travel then consider the cost of replacing gadgets like your smartphone if they are lost or stolen abroad. Visitor insurance not only covers your health while you are on vacation, but your possessions too.
Smartphones are such a popular vacation accessory that according to the SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Survey, 2012, the number of air passengers who carry smartphones has increased from 54 percent of travelers to 70 percent. Many people want to use their phones to make life easier abroad and also make the process of flying easier and less stressful.
Many different airlines now offer the facility of accessing flight information and online check-in through smartphones. This cuts down the amount of time travelers need to be at the airport and cuts the stress involved in long lines. Travelers can also learn about delays and problems with their flight before they turn up to the airport.
It seems more and more people will choose to travel with a smartphone in the future, taking advantage of new services that will undoubtedly arrive such as priority seat allocation through your phone. Cutting stress on vacation and travel to your destination is important and anything you can do to make your life easier is a bonus. However, taking an expensive gadget like a smartphone on a plane and to a foreign destination can be risky. You may also be flying with a laptop and a digital camera and it is easy to lose track of your possessions. Just remember to fully protect your valuables with travel insurance before you fly.