Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 25, 2005
The holidays at the end of the year are also peak travel periods, as folks hit the road to spend merry days with their families and friends. Preparing for such trips -- whether they’re long or short -- requires planning on many levels, from tools for saving money on travel expenses to ways to keep the family safe and have a more enjoyable ride.
AP9 ValueMax, a premier savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, provides the entire family with means to save on many of their everyday activities, from health, finance and travel needs to fitness, dining and beauty benefits. Members of AP9 ValueMax access their benefits quickly and easily via DealPass. Once members have decided where and when they’re leaving and which of their benefits they can use to save money, all that’s left is to plan activities to enjoy during the trip and count the days for the fun to start!
Before that day comes, AP9 ValueMax offers you a pre-travel checklist designed to help you have a safe and happy family trip:
-- Confirm reservations. Have your travel itinerary re-confirmed a couple of days ahead, including hotel, air or car rental and excursion reservations. Make sure you have confirmation numbers, addresses and phone numbers for the place(s) where you’ll be staying.
-- Map the trip. Bring along travel brochures, maps and a schedule of activities to do at the place you’re visiting. It’s smart to have things planned for each day, but the guides can give you some spur-of-the-moment ideas for fun with the whole family.
-- Pack emergency contact information. Prepare, pack and give every family member a list with numbers of local visitor services, your family physician, credit cards (in case they’re lost or stolen) and a friend or family member who’s not traveling with you (as an emergency contact in case your family is separated).
-- Prepare the kids. Tell them different facts about the places you’re going to. And most importantly, make an emergency plan in case of emergency (such as a lost child, accident), and have your children repeat the plan to make sure they understand it.
-- Use technology. Make sure your cell phone (and those of other members of the family) works properly, and pack accessories, such as the charger and hands-free device. Also, verify that your carrier provides coverage in the area you’re visiting. A walkie-talkie set can also be useful on trips to crowded places or when the activities require the kids and the parents to separate for certain activities.
-- Get insurance. Call your insurance agent or credit card provider to see if your plan has coverage for unexpected travel issues. Rental car collision damage, theft and lost luggage are some of the coverage types you might want to look into. You may want to look into membership programs that offer emergency roadside assistance like AP9 ValueMax.
-- Plan a budget. Bring along traveler’s cheques, credit cards and some discount coupons for restaurants or tourist attractions. It’s a safe way to carry your money and keep an eye on expenses that pop up during the trip.
In addition to savings on travel arrangements and resources, AP9 ValueMax members enjoy significant discounts on financial resources, health, home and auto needs, fitness and beauty and much more, for the entire family!
About AP9 ValueMax
AP9 ValueMax is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 ValueMax.
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