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7 March 2017

An unforgettable holiday starts with proper planning!

The tickets are booked, your bags are packed and you’re ready to go! But before you close the door behind you and enjoy a well-earned break, read our tips and advice to make sure that your holiday is one to remember for all the right reasons!

1. Hassle-free holidays

Lost your luggage? 70,000! That’s the number of suitcases that fail to reach their destination every day and unfortunately it could also happen to your luggage. Our travel insurance will reimburse you for your essential purchases such as toiletries and will take care of buying replacement baggage.

Had a really bad fall? Our ING Lion Assistance travel insurance will pay the costs of getting you back home if you are unable to travel by yourself. Or for your extended stay if you cannot travel due to medical reasons.

Car trouble? Imagine: just 150 kilometres from your destination, your car breaks down. Our 1 year travel insurance with vehicle assistance ensures that you will have a replacement car (for a maximum of 15 days in Belgium and a maximum of 5 days in the rest of Europe). So you can continue your trip with total peace of mind.

What precautions can I take? No one wants to think of bad things happening on holiday, but nevertheless it’s a good idea to take a few precautions before setting off. For example, making a copy of your most important documents. Read our helpful advice on what you can do in advance to be prepared should a mishap occur.

Worried you’ll forget something? Did I turn off the gas? Have I packed my medication? These are the questions we often ask ourselves after we have set off on holiday. Use our handy travel checklist and you can be confident that you’ll have remembered everything so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.

Apply for your annual travel insurance online

Not sure which travel insurance you should choose? Compare our travel insurance packages to find the one that is just right for you.

2. Paying while on holiday

Planning a long trip through Asia? Go for a credit card, the easy way to make payments in Belgium, Europe and the rest of the world. Paying by credit card abroad is also cheaper than with an ordinary bank card. Just look for the Visa or Mastercard logo on the point of sale terminal in shops.

Your bank card is not accepted? Tired of your bank card being refused every time you try to pay a restaurant bill abroad? Choose a credit card instead. Accepted by 61 million businesses worldwide!

Used up your holiday budget? Use your credit card. Your purchases will not be debited from your account until the following month. So you always have a little extra room in your budget for unexpected purchases. And the obligatory souvenirs!

Travelling outside the eurozone? Make sure you are carrying a bit of cash in local currency. To pay for your taxi on arrival. Or to try some local delicacies at a market stall... Did you know you can order foreign currency online with ING?

Lost your bank or credit card while on holiday? Don’t worry, help is at hand, even when you are abroad. Call Card Stop immediately on +32 70 344 344 to have your card blocked and apply for a replacement.

Paying abroad: what’s best? Depending on where you are and what you are buying, one payment method may be better than another. Our handy guide will tell you which means of payment is best according to your destination.

Apply for your credit card online

Interested in getting a credit card but not sure which one is right for you? Compare our credit cards to find the credit card perfectly suited to your needs.

3. Your bank is at hand – even on holiday

Urgently need to pay a bill? You can pay bills, or check your account balance anywhere in the world, including Belgium, via your smartphone or tablet with our free mobile banking apps. Would you rather use a laptop or computer? Then make sure you pack your ING Card Reader in your suitcase.

Want to transfer extra money to your current account? Our free mobile banking apps for smartphone and tablet let you transfer money between your accounts quickly and easily, wherever you are! If you would rather use your computer, make sure you pack your ING Card Reader in your suitcase.

Want to know more about the advantages of ING’s banking apps? Are you still unsure of the benefits of using your mobile phone or tablet for your banking? Read more about The ING Smart Banking application including security, ease of use and what users think.

Download the ING Smart Banking app

Want the flexibility to do your banking where and when you like? Download our app for smartphone or tablet and have your accounts to hand at all times!