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19th of October 2009 0

Travel Safety Tips: How to Stay Safe While Traveling

Everyone is glad when vacation time arrives. Vacation time offers the opportunity to get away from the hot, stuffy office, or from the winter blues and have some fun. Everyone would agree that exploring the world can be a great experience. There is so much top discover. However, not everywhere is safe, and more importantly, not everyone on the planet is nice. All travelers need to take a few precautions, and do a little pre-trip planning in order to ensure their safety. It will help ensure that your vacation is a safe and fun one.

Finding a Safe Place To Stay

If you are going somewhere you have never been before, then it can be daunting finding somewhere to stay. It can also help if you book your hotel based on star ratings. However, it is best to do more research, just to be sure the area is safe.

Be sure to examine the area where the hotel is located. Ask yourself: “Is it located in a high crime rate area?”. Is there sufficient security for the guests? Preferably, non-guests should have limited access to the main hotel structure and a room escort service should be offered, in order to have a minimal level of security.

Make sure that the room you stay in has locks on the windows and doors. Try to find a hotel that uses electronic keys instead of a normal door key, as the electronic key can be changed for each new guest, making it more secure. Check the room, and the hallways, for sprinklers and smoke alarms, and read any safety signs so you know what to do in the event of an emergency.

During Your Stay

When you check in to your hotel, keep your luggage near you, and keep an eye on it at all times. Ask the check in desk to write your room number down, rather than tell it to you verbally  this will stop anyone from overhearing your room number.

Don’t give your full name when signing in  just use your surname and your first initial. If you are a woman, don’t use Ms. or Miss as a title, since people may then assume that you are traveling alone and may view you as an easier taregt. If the hotel provides a safe, place your valuables in it instead of leaving them in your room.

After you have arrived safely and checked into your hotel&#8212what do you do next? If you are like most vacationers, you will be eager to explore the country that they have just arrived in. But before you head out on your discovery adventures, take note of these two safety tips. They can help you in your travels. Under no circumstances should you carry large amounts of cash. This is not a smart move. Also, DO NOT wear expensive-looking jewelry. That would invite unwanted and unnecessary attention. Another good tip is to keep your travelers checks and credit cards in separate pockets. That way, you will avoid both items being stolen.

Enjoy Your Holiday

Travel is fun, and there is a vast world out there waiting to be explored. Remember, while you are having fun, that you still need to behave sensibly  the party atmosphere is nice, but don’t leave valuables lying around, and don’t flash wads of cash to everyone in sight. You wouldn’t do it in your home town, so why do some people think that the place they are holidaying in is any different?

Be sure to make an effort and take some time to learn as much as you can about the different cultures and customs of your chosen destination. But most of all, have fun, take lots of photo’s and stay safe.

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