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Pack Sensibly
A great way to stick within your travel gift-list budget is to buy online ahead of time and ship things directly to your destination . Remember that you probably don ’ t need a lot of clothes either — extra gloves , hats or scarves can always be borrowed . Think comfortable and easy-to-pack .
Bring Your Best Self
Going home for the holidays is a great way to connect with family , but remember that there is lots going on for others as well . Bring some fresh ideas like a new card or board game to the mix or learn a great new dish to add to the holiday meal repertoire . Holidays are also a great time to catch up outside ( unless there ’ s a raging blizzard ). Bundle up and get outside for a walk or visit the local gym with your siblings . Everyone will feel better with a workout under their belt , and it makes the holiday baking that much sweeter .
Be a Savvy Traveller
Travelling during the holidays is a big deal . There are more people , longer lineups , and more headaches for the unprepared . In addition to sticking to your holiday packing list , be prepared for potential weather complications , restrictions on luggage allowances , and delays and hectic times .
If you ’ re travelling outside your home province , take the time to read your ARTA Emergency Travel plan certificate and confirm you have the right coverage . If you have any questions , contact your ARTA Member Support Centre at 1‐855‐444‐2782 .
If you ’ re travelling outside of Canada , it is critical to plan ahead , do your research , and regularly review all requirements for your departure , arrival at your destination , and return to Canada . As with every trip , we recommend you review and follow Government of Canada travel advisories .
From everyone at Allianz Global Assistance , we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season !
Travel insurance does not cover everything . For complete terms , conditions , limitations and exclusions , please refer to your policy . Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company , a member of the Co-operators group of companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance , which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc .
Allianz Global Assistance does not tolerate any attempt of fraud and considers it a serious offence . Allianz Global Assistance strictly enforces a zero tolerance policy regarding fraud .
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