Are you a business traveller who regularly travels overseas? You may travel for meetings or you may travel to source new products to sell through your company. You could be in a service-based industry like PR or marketing or you could be the purchasing manager in a toy company looking for the latest toys at a factory in China. Whatever you do, if you are a business traveller chances are that you will need to call back home. You may already have experienced the frustration of trying to get in touch in a cost effective way, missed an important call or suffered a bill with extremely high roaming charges. You may have been approached on the street by a beggar because of the jangling change in your pocket or you may not be anywhere near a phone that can make international calls.It does not need to be like this anymore. You don’t have to worry about missing a call or spending a fortune on international roaming calls. You can be contactable in whatever country you are in with a world SIM card. Like your home mobile phone, a world SIM card fits in any standard phone as long as it is unlocked and works the same way. You can make calls, send and receive text messages, and even surf the Internet through GPRS with a world SIM and people can contact you. One day you could be meeting with suppliers in China, the next day you could be in a meeting with venture capitalists in NYC. A week later you could be watching your favourite sporting team play an international match (for example World Cup Soccer or an Ashes Test Match.)With a world SIM card you can keep in touch with people back home at a fraction of the cost of what you would spend had you chosen to use your own home mobile phone. You can save anywhere between 60 and 90% on what you would normally have spent. I am sure that you would rather keep your money in your own pocket. These SIM’s are also generally prepaid so you can better control your cash flow. You know exactly how much money you are spending instead of getting stuck with a huge international roaming bill when you get home.All business travellers who regularly engage in international travel should get themselves a world SIM card. It will make you more efficient in business and also will save you a fortune. A small upfront cost is in your best interests.
International travel continues to grow at an astounding rate, both for business as well as personal travel. There is no indication of this segment of the travel industry slowing down and connecting people to the world has never been easier. One of the biggest concerns travelers worry about is becoming ill or getting into an accident overseas. Luckily, there are great international insurance policies that help ease those concerns.Because there are so many companies that offer so many different policies and benefits, it is hard to tell them apart, and harder to know if they are legitimate. Taking the services of a professional and licensed travel insurance agent will get you the right policy for your budget. Double check to see if your current coverage allows for international travel before looking for supplemental policies.The first thing to make sure of is that the policy covers hospitalization, doctor bills in addition to medication. Also, the time the policy needs to be in effect should match the dates that you are going to be abroad. One point to remember is that the premium is based in part on the length of your stay. It will be higher the more time it in effect.Another thing to seek is emergency evacuation coverage. This is especially good in situations where you may be traveling to a location that does not have access to immediate care.In addition to these things, keep in mind that many companies will not cover pre existing conditions, and there may also be a waiting period for certain benefits to kick in. They also may exclude coverage for travelers planning on engaging in dangerous activities.Double check that the coverage is active before heading into another country, and make sure that you have the insurance contact information readily available just in case something does go wrong.In the unlikely event that you do need emergency medical treatment, make sure to get an itemized billing statement. This will make filing a claim easier and as delay free as possible. Be persistent and pay attention to detail.Once you find a solid company with a good reputation, you won’t have to worry about anything when you are traveling abroad.