Tips on having a safe vacation
The last thing you need when on holiday is to be mugged or robbed. Taking certain precautions will definitely make your holiday a happy one.
A HOLIDAY is a great time for relaxing with family and friends but it will turn into a nightmare if you are mugged or robbed. To avoid being a victim, you should take the necessary precautions.
Ensure that your personal belongings like cash, credit cards and travel documents are safe by keeping them in a pouch or backpack with the zipper locked and keys tucked safely into your front pocket of your pants.
If you are staying in a hotel, it is advisable to leave important documents and some cash in the hotel safe.
Sling your handbag across the shoulders and don’t leave handbags, pouches, mobile phones and other personal belongings unattended at the table. It only takes a split second for a thief to snatch them away. If you have to step away from the table for a few minutes to get food at the buffet counter or to order your food, make sure there’s someone to keep on eye on your belongings.
Don’t leave bags or luggage unattended. Get another adult to keep an eye on the bags if you have to attend to children or something.
Always count the number of bags you are bringing on your holiday and make each family member be responsible for his or her own bags.
Don’t accept packages from strangers or volunteer to look after their bags. Be watchful of those who leave their bags, including back packs, and wander off.
When going on a holiday, always get someone to keep on eye on your bags. In short, never leave your bags unattended.
Don’t bring your house keys with you on holiday. Instead, leave them with a family member, a friend or a neighbor.
Wearing lots of jewelery is not advisable for travelers. Leave them in your bank deposit box or somewhere safe before leaving home.
Also, leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a relative or a friend and regularly keep in touch with them to tell them where you are and which hotel you are staying in.
Make a list of the things you’ve brought on your holiday and give copies to every member of your group.
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