Travel is always exciting and inspirational but there is always a chance of things going wrong. The good news is that most of these issues can be managed and avoided with a little bit of planning and preparation.
Here are a few tips to help you steer clear of potential holiday ruining situations:
Be Aware of Scams and Thieves
The world is filled with people trying to get on with their lives, just like you. So, don’t believe the lie that the world is a big bad place filled with people that you should be scared of. However, that being said there are always a few bad apples looking for an opportunity, especially when it comes to taking advantage of tourists.
Pickpockets are found in all major cities around the world. They are always looking foropportunities to steal from easy targets, sobe careful not to make yourself one. Keep your valuables in your bag when possible and never keep your wallet in your back pocket.
There are tons of scams that prey on polite tourists who just can’t say no to offers of “free” gifts. First rule of dealing with locals – nothing is free.
Photo opportunities, food tasting and almost anything else you can think of comes with a cost. Just remember, be firm and just say no when you don’t want something that’s being ‘given’ orofferedto you.
In Case of Emergency
Always have copies of all your personal information. Important information you should have on you at all times include copies of your passport, ID, vaccination documents, hotel information, relatives contact details, bank card details, flight tickets and insurance details.
Send a copy of your itinerary to a friend or family member, so there’s always somebody else who knows where you are in the world. Include details like whichhotel you plan to stay at so they cancontact the reception and check if you’re alright.
We know travel can be expensive but you should always have a little bit of extra money on you, justin case. You don’t want to be stuck somewhere foreign without being able to even buy a meal or a taxi ride.
Stay at the Right Hotels
Saving money to get the most out of your holidays is what most of us do. However, it isn’t wise to always take the cheapest option when choosing your accommodation. Choosing cheaper flights, meals, clothes and gifts isfine, but choosing a cheap hotel could put you in an unsafe situation in an area where tourists are prime targets for theft.
We, at City Lodge Hotel Group, have the perfect accommodation for any budget and are your safest bet when you’re away from home.
The world isn’t the big bad place most people think it is. Don’t let horror stories hold you back from exploring new things. With a little bit of planning you can stay safe on your travels and enjoy your trips even more!
Get out there and start exploring, safely.