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  • Monday, September 25, 2017

  • Washing Dirty Linen and Other Travel Issues

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Bed bugs, dirty linen, cockroaches—not something you look forward to in your hotel, for sure! Remember that the root of your international travel insurance claim may not just lie in the outdoors—it may well be in your hotel room! A recent survey has released a list of the world’s dirtiest hotels, and it throws up quite a few surprises!

Some of the most common infections may, in fact, be because of the unclean condition of your room. Your international travel insurance will generally cover all these, but it is always better to be healthy than sick. To avoid the situation, here are a few things you can do.

When you’re researching and booking a hotel for your international trip, look for reviews by actual travelers. While the hotel Web site may be able to give some good information, it may not be neutral.

If you end up in accommodation that seems unclean, do not give in. Ensure that your protest is registered at the first instance, and that you are given alternate accommodation. If none of the rooms seem up to snuff, take a day off to see if alternate accommodation can be secured. You might then have to argue your way into a refund, but this is worth a try!

Travel tip: It is also a good idea to register yourself on travel forums and get advice from people who have been there, done that.

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