The Clever Travel Companion Updates

Circle Scarf January 26 2017, 0 Comments

The Clever Travel Companion's new Chic Circle Scarf!

The Clever Travel Companion is very happy to be adding the new Circle Scarf to its range!

Travel Scarf with Pockets

The Circle Travel Scarf is a slightly different, unique approach to Clever Travel Companion's mission; travel safety. The scarf combines both chic fashion, safety and practicality to create the perfect travel garment for every situation. Whether you find yourself shopping in New York City, lunching in Paris, sightseeing in Milan or dodging the rain in London, maybe hitting the slopes in the Alps or trekking the Belize Rainforest or even relaxing on the beaches of Rio, the Clever Travel Companion circle scarf has got you covered both appearance wise and in practicality.

Travel Scarf with Pockets

The Scarf is a lightweight, relaxed garment suitable for both hot and cold climates. It comes with two completely invisible, concealed zipper pockets large enough for cash, credit cards, cell phones and passports. The pockets are also supported from the inside to ensure they don't feel heavy or drag the scarf when full, so you can get on with your day worry-free! 

Travel Scarf with Pockets

So what are you waiting for! You don't need us to tell you to book that city break or beach retreat, but now you can't use "what to wear?" as an excuse! Pick up your travel scarf now. 100% cotton and currently available in either Black and White stripes or solid black. You can find the dimensions on the product page here.

Making Sense Out Of Luggage Insurance Offers January 12 2016, 0 Comments

Luggage insurance offers.. Where do I start??

According to United States law, an airline is required to provide up to $3,300 worth of compensation if a customer's bag is damaged or lost during their travels. What many passengers don't know is that this regulation is only in place to protect domestic travelers. If a bag is lost or damaged during an international flight, the owner is only entitled to the compensation of $9.07 per pound for bags they've checked. 


Damaged Airline Luggage

Considering this only adds up to $450 (in the case of a 50 pound bag, many airlines' limit for checked baggage), this is not nearly enough. For those traveling with expensive luggage, such as designer clothing, formal wear, or expensive jewelry, neither $3,000 nor $450 is enough to compensate. 

Many international travelers are unaware of excess valuation. No airline or airline employee is ever going to stop to explain this concept to you, as it could potentially their company money. If you claim excess valuation prior to your flight, an airline is required to provide an additional $1,700 compensation, on top of the mandated $3,300.

Declaring excess value does come at an increased cost for the consumer, depending on which airline you choose. An airline typically charges $10 for every thousands of coverage you purchase. Some airlines, however, may only cover you if the bags are completely lost and the content within them is completely lost. Damages to the actual luggage may not be covered.

Lost luggage at airport baggage claim

For international flights, there are a few airlines that allow travelers to purchase excess valuation coverage. But, many of them are purposefully vague and do not readily provide information on their websites. This means you will have to ask the information desk once you arrive at the airport. It is important to realize that an airline will change their rules at the drop of a hat, so be sure to confirm your excess valuation agreement before taking off.

Be sure to keep receipts for any items that you may need to file a claim for. An airline's main responsibility during a lost or damaged luggage claim is to try and limit their payout. Therefore, they will do their best to diminish the value of your items. If you do not buy close attention to the coverage you purchase, certain important item categories may be excluded, such as valuables or fragile. 

In the case of trips that require the use of multiple airlines, it is important to remember that once you switch planes, your excess valuation coverage lapses. You will need to claim your bag and pay a second fee with the second airline.

Purchasing travel insurance may seem like a prudent choice, but their coverage is also very limited. Many of these travel insurance policies only pay out up to $1,500 and in several instances, even less than that. Avoid these hassles and declare excess valuation. It's the smartest move for you and your valuable luggage. 

Travel Insurance

New Products Now Available! December 28 2015, 0 Comments

Exciting News!! The Clever Travel Companion is pleased to announce new product lines now available to order!

Super Comfy Leggings with 2 Secret Pockets!

Our take on the ever popular ladies leggings. You'll be able to wear these on flights, trains, bus journeys and anywhere else. Remaining comfortable whilst also keeping your valuable items safe and out of harms way but always at arms reach! Click the image below to buy now!

Womens Leggings with Pockets Black

Kid's Tees with Secret Pockets!

In keeping with our comfortable, durable alternatives to Fanny Pack's and bumbags, these tee's are for the little monsters in your life. Keep your kids and their valuables safe whilst traveling with a real cool way of hiding beach finds, toys and more but also a hotel business card or phone number just in case they feel like going for a wander, which of course is every parents worst nightmare! Click the image to buy now!

Kids travel safety t-shirts with safety pocket

From the beginning, all of our items have been designed through experience with everyday travelers in mind. We found that the natural next step for our range would be leggings. Leggings are comfortable and stylish, wrinkle free and lightweight; perfect for traveling. The Clever Travel Companion's leggings have 2 secret pockets to hide all your valuables. You can wear these in all climates and situations: long haul flights and desert treks or even just at the gym or on an evening out. Now you'll get all the regular benefits that come from wearing leggings PLUS room to keep your cell phone, headphones, cash and credit cards safe and out of danger. The high quality design and material also means you wont be jeopardizing comfort or style!

The main purpose of the kids tees is safety: as mentioned, so parents can put a hotel business card, phone number, address etc in the pocket in case the kids get lost. This is the worst possible scenario traveling parents can face. They're also of course great for keeping toys, beach finds and other bits n bobs kids pick up along the way!

New Stock Also Now Available!!

We have also restocked on all other items too anything you've been waiting for is now available to order! Use the code "NEWRANGE2016" for 10% off and remember, free shipping worldwide on all orders over $75 USD. Click one of the images below to get shopping!


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