Essential Getaway Accessories

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Half-term holidays are traditionally the launchpad for the summer tourist season. Add in the Jubilee bank holiday, this week is certainly the great getaway. But with airports and airline companies floundering at the demand, give yourself the best chance of a smooth trip by carrying the indispensable travel accessories.

 

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For business people who criss-cross the globe, frequently stopping in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Bangkok, in as many days, it usually means they know the drill when it comes to the accessories they take with them. However, for some folk who have arranged their first getaway since the start of the pandemic, and are visiting for a longer stay, it is likely you’ll be a little rusty when it comes to thinking about the indispensable accessories needed for such a trip.

Travel bags

Asides from your suitcase, it is imperative you choose the right travel bag, because the wrong one can become a burden as soon as you set foot outside your front door. If your suitcase is on wheels, another smaller cabin suitcase on wheels is going to destabilize you. Pick a bag that has leather handles for extra comfort, and is slick in nature. Tote bags that are robust, lightweight and comprise internal zip pockets for valuables such as a laptop and passport, and have plenty of room for newspapers, food, drink and electricals are going to be your port of call. Sometimes the shape of a travel bag means it grazes your legs when you walk. Opt for a bag that is sleek in structure – to avoid this inconvenience. Some people prefer a luxury backpack, whilst if you're on a short sojourn without a larger suitcase, artisanal trolley cases that prevail as hand laggage are the best option for transporting clothes. If moving around and attending smart events – the importance of a practical and elegant suit bag cannot be underestimated.

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Freddie Anderson

Published

May 2022

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