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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 07 May 2014
Travelling brings to you an opportunity to meet new people, get to know about new places and gather new experiences. However, you need to take some safety measures to make sure that you do not get into trouble while travelling. Remember that dealing with an emergency situation in an unknown place could be more challenging.
Whether you travel alone or in a group, you should follow these safety tips on your trip.
- Make Use of Technology: Electronic gadgets have made life simple and entertaining, these days. Even your mobile phone can help you stay safe when travelling. You can easily install GPS applications on your mobile phone and track the location if you are lost in an unknown territory. There are apps that would help you locate your friends from your mobile phone, if they are lost in a crowded place. You will also find apps that would even enable you to create a safety group during your trip. Anyone from this group would be able to send an alert to others in an emergency situation, with only one tap.
- Pick a Safe Place for the Stay: Do not forget to do your research before choosing your accommodation. You can read review of hotels over the internet and choose one that is located in a busy area. If you are travelling abroad, consider booking a hotel that attracts a great number of foreign travellers. Also, make sure that you give the address and contact details of the hotel to your friends and family members.
- Keep All Identity Proofs Handy: Especially when you are travelling abroad, be sure to keep all your identity documents like your passport, visa and other photo ID proofs with you. You should also scan all relevant documents and email them to your ID. This will ensure that you will have access to the soft copies, even if you lose the hard copies.
- Do Not Carry Too Much Cash: Carrying a lot of cash while travelling is not a good idea. Theft is a major threat that you could face. Consider using traveller’s cheque and credit card instead of cash.
- Take Travel Insurance: Travel insurance would protect you against any unforeseen financial liabilities during your trip, so make sure that you get yourself covered before you leave for the tour.
Following these security tips will help you stay safe during your trip. Thus, your trip would be more pleasurable.
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