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Essential Travel Safety Tips

Essential Travel Safety Tips

traveling to a foreign land is an incredibly fulfilling and enlightening experience which everybody should try at least once in their lives and when traveling it's crucial you do what you can to ensure your safety as you leave your comfort zone and expand your horizons stay safe on your next adventure with these essential travel safety tips stay on floors four to six of a hotel staying on floors four five or six offer the best advantages over emergency situations they're high enough so intruders cannot easily access your room yet low enough for a quick getaway in the event of a fire give the impression you're always in your room keep the radio or TV turned on with the volume on low at all times also leave at least one light on in the room even when you're not there never flash the cash keep your cash separated with some spending money easily accessible and the rest hidden so that you're not showing off a big wad of cash every time you buy a mango juice and although it's tempting to have your smartphone out constantly to look up directions or take photos be mindful of your surroundings thieves love to grab cellphones from people using them on trains and run off at the next stop prepare a Go Bag keep a small bag packed with must-have items such as your ID passport and emergency cash so you can make a quick escape in the necessary situations scan a copy of your important documents if anything does get lost or stolen it's always a good idea to have a backup the easiest way to do this is to scan them and email them to yourself or keep them on a cloud drive that way they can be accessed anytime anywhere grab an extra business card from the front desk of your hotel the information on a business card will come in handy if you're ever lost or need to contact someone if you're in a place where you don't speak the local language you can at least ensure you have your hotel's address and phone number to show a taxi driver if you can't get back study up on the airline you'll be flying with when planning your flight it's good to consider the safety record of both the airline and the airport's you'll be flying in and out of visit tourist attractions at off-peak hours crowded public areas are often a common target for attacks this is especially the case when using public transit you should avoid going into crowded cars on the subway for example carry your valuables in your front pocket not only does it give you a more visible line of sight in the case of pickpocketing but it also ensures that you don't lose your valuables if you happen to leave your purse or backpack behind someone don't use your first name when checking into a hotel one of the easiest ways to keep your information private is to avoid using your first name when checking in give the front desk your first initial and last name for women who are traveling alone use mrs. to give the impression that you're traveling with at least one other person monitor your bank card activity travelers should monitor their credit or debit cards at least once a day while abroad so they can be aware of any fraudulent activity many bank accounts offer the option to receive text message alerts when purchases exceed a certain amount or if there seems to be suspicious activity stay at hotels that restrict access to guest rooms this includes hotels that block access to guests floors unless you have a key to insert in the elevator as well as those that have one-way stairwells be careful using public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Bluetooth and public USB ports have become common ways for hackers to access your personal information internet banking flight itineraries and other sensitive online services should all be access through a secure network or through a virtual private network or VPN to keep your data hidden if you enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe to our channel for more top truth's content in the meantime feel free to take a look at our other videos here

Reader Comments

  1. I Wish I'd watched this before I got Robbed in Vietnam on the Street outside of the Hotel we Robbed by a Bike rider ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

  2. 0:24 1. Stay on floors four to six of a hotel
    0:38 2. Give the impression you're always in your room
    0:50 3. Never flash the cash
    1:12 4. Prepare a "go-bag"
    1:39 5. Grab an extra business card from the front desk of your hotel
    2:05 6. Visit tourist attractions at off-peak hours
    2:18 7. Carry your valuables in your front pocket
    2:29 8. Don't use your first name when checking in to a hotel
    2:48 9. Monitor your bank card activity
    3:05 10. Stay at hotels that restrict access to guest rooms
    Excellent Videos!Thanks for sharing.

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