Have you ever travelled with a group and found that there is always someone who is late? Have you ever asked the hotel receptionist to wake you at an appointed time but he/she forgets. It is a pain! The available times for sightseeing reduces each time someone is late. The person who is late becomes the butt of jokes and generally, creates tension within the group. Being late gives a poor impression to everyone.So what can you do? There are many ways to rectify this problem. Take control of the problem and give a solution. Look for a failsafe solution!One option is to buy a good quality travel alarm. They come in various sizes, shape and features. However the main benefit that you are seeking is correct time keeping and a great alarm. Purchase a sturdy model that will continue to function even if you accidentally knock it off the bedside table. There is not much maintenance required for a travel alarm. Check the batteries from time to time and carry spares with you.Another option is your cell phone. The cell phone or mobile phone is one of the few possessions that almost every travelling person takes with them where ever they go. All you need to do is change the SIM card and you can make cheap phone calls in any place. In addition, learn to use the alarm function properly, setting it rigorously before going to bed or setting it ring at the same time each day is a great start.When traveling internationally, remember to change the time zone on your travel alarm or cell phone, otherwise it will wake you at the time at home and not your destination. Many people switch the sound down at night so that they are not interrupted when a message or email arrives. Check that the alarm sounds in all situations.Imagine not have to bother the hotel receptionist ever again for that early morning wake-up call. These days, hotels have automated wake-up systems so the receptionist does not make a call. Nevertheless one less task to do if you manage your time.Never be late again or embarrassed for sleeping in! You can also get up early to see the beautiful sunrises.Take control of your time. Use a travel alarm or your cell phone to wake you up. Use them for reminding you of appointments and other events. They are a great tool for business and travel.