Branson Regal Winter TravelNo matter what kind of Branson Lodging you are attracted to, you still have to be sure you can arrive safely. It’s easy to get discouraged from making holiday winter travel plans when forecasts predict heavier than usual snowfall. The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted strong storms in the Midwest this winter, including the Branson area, but that doesn’t need to hamper your plans. In fact a snowy Christmas season can make for a more fun and beautiful vacation. Branson Regal has safety information and affordable Travel Insurance options to guarantee you have a wonderful winter vacation in Branson and to insure you are reimbursed for non-refundable fees if you are unable to make the trip.

Winter weather is easy to predict and reliable forecasts for winter storms are usually accurate 72 hours beforehand. The cardinal rule of winter travel is to check the weather, early and regularly. Planning ahead is the best way to make sure you have what you need to deal with the unexpected. Depending on the way you plan to travel, there are other considerations that will help get you from point A to B.

If you are traveling by car, there are a few things you can do to ensure safe travels:

  • Drive with at least a half tank of gas to avoid gas lines from freezing.
  • Keep water, food, blankets and a charged cell phone in your car.
  • If you have tire chains, make sure to pack them as well.
  • Check oil level, tire pressure and wipers before leaving on your trip.
  • If you are stuck in the snow, stay with your car.
  • Never use cruise control on potentially icy roads.
  • Drive slowly on snowy or icy roads.
  • If you are feeling tired, stop driving and rest.

If you are traveling by plane, here are some helpful hints to make the trip go smoothly:

  • Check weather conditions for your departure, connection and arrival airport.
  • If bad weather is in the forecast, plan reroute options before you go to the airport.
  • Book an early morning flight so you have a full day if you need to make changes.
  • Make your hotel reservations early, especially if you have an unplanned layover.
  • Make sure your airline or travel agent has correct contact information for you.

No matter what mode of transportation you use to get to your winter vacation destination, you should always purchase travel/cancellation insurance. You can have the peace of mind that if your plans change you are covered. Branson Regal offers comprehensive Travel Protection products. Click Here to read more about your options.

Sources:
Winter Driving Tips, AAA
Winter Weather May Impact Holiday Travel, USTIA
Plan Ahead – Tips and Tricks for Air Travel in Bad Winter Weather, OCI