An action camera, beach OOTDs, sunglasses, sunscreen, and flip-flops — these are just some of the items that always find their way to everyone’s travel bags, but how about items that also help our mind, body, and environment? In case you’re getting ready to make the most out of the longest holiday weekend happening from April 6-10, 2023 in the Philippines, then here’s a list of underrated travel essentials that you could be missing:
Journal Must-Haves: A pen and notebook, as old-school as they may seem, can help give our eyes a break from laptop and phone screens while we’re on vacay. What we write may not be as presentable as photos, but it can help organize our thoughts better through words.
Eco-bag and eco-toiletries: While we’re enjoying nature, why not opt for eco-friendly bags and eco-toiletries instead of the usual plastic stuff? Mother Nature will thank you for choosing organic alternatives!
Sweets: Did you know that eating sweets while on the road can help alleviate travel sickness? Chewing gum as the plane takes off also helps lessen the pressure in your ears! So before you head out next time, make sure to stash some candy or gum in your pockets.
SafeTrip Travel Insurance: Some trips don’t go as smooth as what we’ve originally planned. For less worries this summer, Pioneer Insurance suggests that we include this in our travel checklist for as low as Php 69! They have multiple options that you can choose from, depending on the type of adventures you usually take.
“For travelers who wish to get more financial security for their travels, our travel insurance products are accessible online 24/7. Filipinos who are again traveling either domestically or internationally can have added peace of mind and fully enjoy their vacation,” she added.
Pioneer Insurance will continue to post tips and reminders on their official Facebook Page to help guide travelers on how they can make summer vacation trips less stressful.
“Planning for a trip is stressful. The threat of COVID-19 still exists. We want our Kababayans to be fully prepared to make their travel experience secure and enjoyable through our ongoing #TravelConfidently campaign,” she said. “We need to remember the importance of having a reliable insurance when traveling, especially one that covers COVID-19 for emergency medical treatment, which Pioneer has offered since the first year of the pandemic.”
Their travel insurance can be purchased any time through InsureShop with several payment options like debit or credit cards, e-wallets, mobile banking, or electronic bank transfers available to the customer.
For domestic travel via land, sea, or air, their SureTrip and DayTrip products are available online at https://products.pioneer.com.ph/Travel. These are budget-friendly travel insurance catering to leisure and business trips starting at Php 69.
As it is Pioneer’s business to provide added peace of mind to travelers, the company is taking an active role active role in encouraging Filipinos to travel with care and confidence even with the various risks present like COVID-19 medical emergencies, climate change resulting in severe weather conditions, and heightened operational difficulties encountered by the travel industry post quarantine period of the pandemic.