Safety tips for travel
This is the time of the year when most of us are looking forward
to having a fantastic summer holiday. We all want to have a great time and would not want anything bad to
happen. It is good to arm ourselves with some essential safety tips for travel irrespective of whether we are
travelling alone, in a group or with family.
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Here are some travel tips for a safe, undisruptive and enjoyable
- When planning for you and your family holiday, it will be useful to consider
the safety first aspect of the country and the activities you are going to participate. Get some travel advice
before making your holiday plans.If you have very young children, you might not want to go to places that
require lots of walking and climbing. It will be challenging to protect your child whilst trying to move
through uneven terrain.
- Find travel tips about the country you are visiting to have a better
understanding of the place and the locals. Travel tips like you should only take licensed taxis and where are
the places to avoid.
- Secure your luggage well and mark it clearly for easy identification. This
will reduce chances of your travel luggage getting damage or accidentally claimed by other
- Whether it’s just you and your partner or travelling with many people, it is
always good look out for each other. Have a clear communication of where to meet if you are looking at
different things especially in shopping areas. Make sure that the young ones are always around you. Brief them
about safety and about the consequence of straying from the group.
- Take care of your belongings. It’s quite common to find that petty thefts
like pick pocketing and snatch thieves do happened especially in big cities. Do not leave your bags unattended
and always make sure that your bag is closed and tightly secured.
- Leave important items such as excess cash and travel documents in the hotel
room safe or with the hotel’s security safe. Do not flaunt your wealth with lots of jewellery or thick pile of
cash as it could bring you unnecessary attention. If possible, it will be better to use credit cards for your
payment. However, do keep an eye on your credit card when paying and make sure that no one is around you when
you key in your pin number. Always keep receipts of your purchases when on holiday, it will help to clear any
potential discrepancies or scams.
- Follow safety rules and information especially when you are on a beach
vacation. Find out where’s the designated place for swimming and the whereabouts of lifeguards.
- Always try to eat well cooked food. Avoid whenever possible buying food from
roadside stalls, not unless you think the food is thoroughly cooked. If you are not sure about drinking water
from the tap, drink only bottled mineral water. There is also the concerned about the source of water for ice
cubes, whenever possible, buy chilled drinks instead.
- Be prepared with basic safety first items in your travel bag. Safety first
items like plaster for cuts, tablets for indigestion or food poisoning and disinfecting wipes or
You should be having a good time when on holiday. Do not let accidents or
unfortunate incidents spoil your enjoyment. It is prudent to be prepared and to be aware of things that could
disrupt your holiday. You will have a great summer vacation with peace of mind.