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St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives – what could possibly go wrong?

Private islands, turquoise lagoons, lush rainforests, stunning volcanic beaches, endless islands in paradise, amazing underwater worlds, and so much more. These are some of the attractions of these three beautiful destinations, and trying to make the choice between them can be a bit of a challenge. Imagine gazing up at the coconuts overhead, as the waves gently lap onto the pristine white sand, as you sip a little something relaxing at your unrivalled luxury hotel. Given a choice between these three destinations, which one would you choose? Imagine that there is no set budget, the sky is the limit, you can plan exactly according to your dreams. Go ahead, choose one of these three, and start planning. Maldives So what could possibly go wrong? The holiday has been intricately planned to one of the world’s most beautiful destinations, to an incredibly luxurious resort, just by the sea, and money isn’t an issue. What can spoil the best plannned holiday, is of course, that dreaded scenario of lost luggage. Each hour airlines lose 3,000 bags Did you know that every hour 3,000 bags are lost by airlines? Of course it isn’t only holiday makers who are affected, but it can be a horrifying situation for business travellers as well. If you’re travelling on business and heading to a critical meeting, having to deal with lost luggage is about the last thing that you need. It even happens to those who are heading off to glamourous destinations to get married… imagine that! Luggage carousel Whatever your reason for travelling and no matter how well your trip is planned, it can happen to you. In the very worst case scenarios, the luggage never turns up again. If it does happen to you, the only way to resurrect the enjoyment of your trip, is to go out and buy a new collection of clothes and accessories. Why does luggage get lost? Some of the most common reasons for lost luggage are routing labels getting damaged, or suitcases that get loaded onto the wrong plane. Of course when you are taking connecting flights the odds get even higher. Lost luggage Recent surveys also revealed that passengers leave a significant number of carry-on items in both airport terminals and aircraft. Did you know that in the USA, around 10,000 laptop bags are reported lost each week at airports? Believe it or not around 65% of these remain unclaimed. These days of course, necessary airport security makes travelling more stressful than it used to be. A number of passengers place their items on the X-ray belt, go through the body scanner and don’t pick up their items. Of course putting your name and address on labels these days is dangerous, as it could lead to identity theft. What can you do to avoid this nightmare? Apart from being more mindful yourself, when travelling, it is hard to prevent airline and baggage handlers’ mistakes. However there is an interesting product that can minimse the stress and help you resolve this situation far more easily. This product can make a great difference in this situation. Introducing SuperSmartTag SuperSmartTag features a special code that can be used by anyone to report your luggage online. This means that airport staff can enter this unique ID code, which is located on the back of your luggage tag, on the SuperSmartTag website. As soon as airport staff do this, they are presented with your contact details, and even your travel itinerary. This hugely speeds up the process of getting your luggage back. Your baggage can be forwarded onto your next destination. SuperSmartTag When you purchase a SuperSmartTag, all you need to do is register on the website, enter your unique ID code, and then enter your email address and a contact number. Then attach the SuperSmartTag to your luggage, using the easy loop system. If your luggage does get lost, as soon as your bag ID is submitted onto the system, you will get a phone call, text message or email informing you that your baggage has been found. If you haven’t already done so, then you can enter your itinerary and the airport staff will have your luggage forwarded onto your destination. SuperSmartTag are offering buy one get one free deals and value packages on their website providing travellers a simple, safe lost luggage solution. Images #1, #2 and #3: Shutterstock Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SuperSmartTag.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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