What You Should Include (And Should Not) On Your Luggage Tag When Travelling

It sure is petrifying to lose your luggage while travelling. It is crucial to foresight in anticipation of emergencies during your travel, so you can stay calm and enjoy the rest of the journey.

One way to keep track of your luggage is by securing a luggage tag to it. In case of you losing your luggage, provide enough information so it can be returned to you as soon as possible. However, you should keep in mind that everyone can see your luggage tag, so limit any personal information that can be wrongfully abused.

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What To Include

Include your name, phone number, and email address so the luggage handler can identify and contact you much faster. To avoid using your primary email address, create another free account.

What Not To Include

Do not include your address to avoid the risk of being robbed while you are away. As an alternative, write your destination address for outbound journey and a work address for when you return.

Avoid using a tag that identifies your country of origin because you might encounter people who hold resentment towards your country. You can also use a luggage tag with a flap to cover the information.

Things To Look For When Buying A Luggage Tag

Get a luggage tag that is easy to see. It can be brightly coloured, oversized, and unique. Its material should be lightweight but highly durable to withstand the rough handling during unloading. Meanwhile, it should also be well-secured to your bag using a flexible and firm attachment piece.

In the market, there are multiple electronic tags sold with many interesting features. For example, there are tags with a barcode to allow scanning of travel itinerary and tags that can pair up with an app to track the location of the bag in real-time.

Lastly, keep in mind that your luggage tag should be practical and durable. But it can also be better than anyone else’s!

Multiple companies in the market can help you personalise your tag and one of the leading providers of such services is Printcious. Through their online gift store, you can personalise not just luggage tags but also various other items such as t-shirts, mugs and more. Head over to their site today and create a personalised gift of your own. 

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