The prospect of planning a trip can be an emotional rollercoaster of both anticipation and anxiety. Whether you're organizing a solo trip, a group vacation, or a business excursion, preparing a travel checklist is the best way to hold yourself accountable and alleviate the unsettling feeling that you've forgotten something important before it's too late!
While there are numerous items that can be easily replaced if forgotten in the flurry of travel packing, there are several important documents that are the key to making, or breaking, your travel plans. Here is Auto Europe's list of key travel documents you should bring to the car rental counter.
If you're planning on renting a car on your next trip, forgetting to bring your driver's license is a trip-altering setback. There's nothing like standing at the car rental supplier counter with your Auto Europe rental car voucher in hand, full of plans and enthusiasm only to be denied a vehicle because you neglected to bring that essential piece of documentation. This is an awful situation for anyone to be in, but it can be particularly inconvenient if you're a family with young children in tow. Don't forget your driver's license, or this could be you!
This document translates the information on your driver's license into a select number of the most commonly used languages in the world. Refer to your Auto Europe rental car vouchers general terms as to whether purchasing an IDP is required or not.
It is imperative that you have a credit card present at the time you're picking up your rental car for a number of reasons:
Notify your credit card company and any other financial institutions that you are associated with as to the dates and destinations where you are traveling. They will make the appropriate notes to your accounts so when you make purchases abroad they are not seen as suspicious or fraudulent transactions and your accounts are not frozen, which would leave you financially impotent at an inconvenient time.
The next item you'll need to check off while preparing a travel checklist is remembering your car rental voucher. You must present a printed copy of your Auto Europe car rental voucher to the agent at the pick-up counter. We also recommend that you keep a second printed copy of your voucher with you, along with any paperwork you receive at the supplier's desk.
In addition to contacting any financial institutions as to your travel plans, there are a few other important details to shore up around the house before you set off!
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