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Personal Security is  good reason for creating a detailed itinerary.  We hope this article will convince you to create  and leave a copy of your itinerary with someone  to allow him or her render any assistance that might be necessary during your travels.  We describe the process of creating a useful itinerary in an article titled  Create a comprehensive itinerary. 

 

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Travel Advice -   Create an itinerary to help others help you

Create an itinerary for your vacation that includes your contact details (arrival dates, addresses, and telephone number of hotels, resorts etc.) as well as your flight numbers and time and dates of travel.  [See our article on how to create a comprehensive itinerary for more detail.]

Leave a copy of your detailed itinerary with a trusted friend or colleague.  Although the major benefit of providing someone with your itinerary is personal security, a second benefit  is that it allows you to be contacted if there is an emergency at work or home.

  • When you are on vacation, if you have not left an itinerary with a responsible party, it is as if you had disappeared off the face of the earth.
    • No one will know where you are, where you were going, or when you were supposed to return.
  • Only someone who has a copy of your detailed itinerary will be able to render assistance to the authorities should your travels go awry.
  • Make sure that those who have your itinerary know the circumstances under which you do and do not want to be contacted.

 

A detailed itinerary is valuable for several additional  reasons.

  • It will help you remember the details of your vacation such as the addresses of your hotels and the airports from which you will arrive and depart.
  •  It is very easy to lose track of time when you are vacationing and we find it very helpful to have the details in one place.

We keep a copy of our itinerary on a PDA  and a paper copy for backup.

  • Save your travel related emails and use a word  processor to cut and paste them into a comprehensive itinerary containing   important reservation details.

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