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The Best 10 Travel Tips

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Tips for travelers

 

Make sure your identity documents are in order: valid passport (some countries ask for a 6-month validity after the trip) and visa if the country where you are traveling requires it.Scan or make copies of the identification pages of your passport and send them to your email address or to your Smartphone. This copy will make the renewal process easier if your passport gets lost or stolen. It is also recommended to give a copy to a friend or a relative.Before your trip, check out the tourist attractions of the country you are traveling to. Knowing the prices, requirements and locations will make your planning much easier.Check the weather for your traveling period.Find out about health procedures, local laws, habits and security applied to the country you are visiting (the consulates and embassies websites are a great source of information). Don’t forget that you have to comply with the law of the country you visit).Establish a travel itinerary with important phone numbers (embassies, consulates, hotels, touristic attractions…). You can also leave a copy of this itinerary with your family and friends. This way, they will be able to contact you if they need to.Do not leave your luggage unattended. Keep it close at any time and do not accept packages from strangers.Keep your credit card and cash in different places, avoid carrying excessive amounts of money and avoid drawing attention.Subscribe to an international roaming service so that you can check and update your social media profiles and be able to enjoy and share the best moments of your trip. Staying connected at any time during your trip abroad does not necessarily imply huge bills and headaches upon your return. PiFi offers you the best alternative to get your own hotspot wherever you go, anywhere in a 3G network. For more information, please visit http://goo.gl/m4CQOvDon’t forget to install the tourism and travel mobile applications that best suit you trip.

 

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Ecocarrier, a multicultural organization

Ecocarrier, a multicultural organization | Travel and Telecom | Scoop.it
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Ecocarrier is a private Canadian corporation, offering its clients a wide range of data, voice and text communications services at low rates.

We get it, we are not the only ones on the market bragging about this kind of services. So you’re probably wondering right now, how we can actually understand the real needs of our customers.

 

Well, here are a few reasons:

 

First, you could say that multiculturalism and diversity are at the chore of our organization. Ecocarrier employs about twenty people in its Head Office in Canada and, even if English is the official language, you can hear as many as ten different languages, from a desk to another, as you walk around the open space. Debora is Franco-Beninese, Irshad is Indian, Laura is Mexican, Michael is Filipino, James is Chinese and I can keep going… 

You can imagine how a lunch break looks like at Ecocarrier, when all these cultures and languages are mixed together.

 

All Ecocarrier employees have friends and family in other countries around the globe and we all travel a lot. Everybody needs to get in touch with their loved ones. That’s why Ecocarrier decided to design and market telecom services for people who, like us, travel a lot or live far from home. We use ourselves telecom services to make international calls and stay connected while mobile roaming wherever we go. I’m sure you’ve also heard about our VIVE service which allows you to send airtime credit in local currency to your loved ones back home. So imagine when Debora sends US$10 to her family in Benin, she actually sends 5,000 XOF, the local currency, in communication credit!

 

So, basically, we do know what we’re talking about!

 

Bottom line: we want this diversity to benefit our clients. All our websites and corporate documents are available in four different languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese (we also started to work on Russian); we can offer support and customer service in five languages and even more if needed; and, thanks to our branch offices set up in different places of the world, we can ensure a 24 hour support across all time zones. And of course, we are always looking for the best telecommunication routes to ensure the best quality and rates.

 

So yes, as you can imagine, we have to be flexible and far-sighted. Debora, for example, knows that she has to call her clients and partners before 12pm because of the six hour-difference and Luis will have to come to the office a bit earlier on Thursday to be able to give his distance training with South Africa.

 

Our products are sold and used in more than 90 countries and Ecocarrier works with partners established all around the world. This is how we stay close to our clients, make sure we understand their needs and answer them in the best possible way. 

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