Tips for stress-free family travel during the holidays
(NC) As the holidays approach, thousands of Canadian families will pack their suitcases, hit the highways and flock to airports to visit loved ones or enjoy a well-deserved vacation. In fact, according to TD research, half of Canadian parents plan to travel with their families this winter.
“To help take the stress out of the hectic holiday travel season, it's important to plan early and look for ways to save both time and money,” said Stephen Menon, Associate Vice President, TD Canada Trust. “While it might not always be top of mind, one of the first places to start your planning is through your travel rewards credit card provider.”
Menon provides three tips for how parents can use their travel rewards credit card to help plan a stress-free journey this holiday season.
Book a morning flight to avoid delays and long lines: Take the frustration out of redeeming rewards by using a travel rewards credit card that lets you book travel when and how you want with no blackout periods or seat restrictions. Not only does this flexibility enable you to book the flight you really want, but it can also help save money by taking advantage of last-minute deals and discounts.
Leave the van at home and take a taxi: Gone are the days when travel rewards could only be redeemed toward the costs of a flight. Today, many travel rewards credit cards, like the TD First Class Travel VisaInfinite Card, allows cardholders to redeem points toward almost any travel related expense, from taxis and tips to hotels and extra baggage fees.
Ensure the family is insured: The little costs associated with travel can quickly add up. One way to save and make sure your family is covered is by taking advantage of the complimentary insurance that your travel rewards credit card may provide, such as trip cancellation insurance or auto rental insurance, at no extra cost.
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