Roaming SIM Cards and Other Top International Travel Tips

Despite increased technology making it easier to maintain contact, meet and interact with people overseas- for business and for pleasure- there are still many industries where regular international travel is a necessity. For example, if you import products you may want to check out the factory and how your products are being made.Chances are that you have to explain all of your expenses away for tax and for reporting purposes. More importantly, I am sure that you would rather keep your money in your pocket instead of handing it over to someone else.The purpose of this article is to share with you three great tips on how you can save money if you have to travel overseas regularly.Buy a Roaming SIM Card – I cannot emphasise enough the value of purchasing a roaming SIM card if you travel overseas regularly. With a roaming SIM you will save anywhere up to 90% on what you would have spent had you used your home mobile. In many countries you will not pay to receive calls and this is where you will see the most significant savings. Some people will tell you to buy prepaid SIM cards from each country you visit but chances are that these will have an expiry date so you will be constantly trying to make sure everyone is kept up to date with what number you are using on that trip. If you buy an international roaming SIM card you could put it on your business card as your international phone number. It will never change.Make sure you regularly fly with the same airline – If you regularly fly with the same airline you will earn frequent flyer points and these frequent flyer points can be redeemed for free flights. If you are constantly flying different airlines you will not earn these points and, as such, you will never earn free flights. Shopping around for cheaper flights may end up costing you more in the long term because of not being able to redeem these flights.Make sure you stay with the same hotel chain and join their rewards program – Like airline travel, try to stay with the same hotel chain through the world because you will be able to earn points for each night you spend there so that you can get free nights after a while.This article has contained some great tips that you can easily implement if you are a regular traveller. Do yourself a favour and take them up today.