Stress-Free Travel Series: What happens if there is an emergency in the family while you’re overseas?
At XCom Global, we make stress-free travel a priority at XCom Global. Being well-prepared is the key to achieving peace of mind.
What happens if there is an emergency in the family while you’re overseas?
How will your loved ones find you while you’re thousands of miles away in a foreign country? Mobile phones with cell and data connectivity are making it easier than ever to stay in touch with loved ones as you travel. However, having a backup plan is always a good idea.
The State Department recommends that you register your travel plans with them through their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so they can contact you if the need arises. It’s a free on-line service provided by the U.S government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. An added benefit – they can notify you if any travel advisories are issued in the countries you are visiting.
While you’re making your travel plans, don’t forget to arrange for low-cost Internet access through XCom Global for no hassle connectivity while you’re on the road.