A big part of the joy of travelling is the sense of freedom and new opportunities it offers; however, it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of adventure and letting your guard down. Having been in the business for years, we at Signal 8 Security Services Malta know a thing or two about how to increase the likelihood of staying safe, both locally and abroad. Check out our general safety tips to make sure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons.
1. Do your research
Get to know your destination before you arrive, particularly if it falls in a different continent or has a totally different culture and laws.
Nothing ruins a holiday faster than getting robbed or scammed. One of the most important tips we can give you is to be street smart. Try not to be that tourist locals can spot from a mile away or you will be vulnerable; be discreet when looking at maps and when possible, avoid carrying expensive jewellery, camera equipment and mobiles around.
Be cautious when withdrawing money at ATM machines. Protect your hard-earned cash and avoid the hassle of having to contact your bank from overseas to block your cards and apply for new ones.
3. Use trusted sites when booking
Read reviews to make sure the hotel isn’t a scam, and also to see reviews about the location. When in doubt, or for those of you who are not the most tech-savvy, use a travel agency.
Read reviews to make sure the hotel isn’t a scam, and to get honest feedback about the location.
5. Go on guided tours in areas deemed dangerous
So you’d like to see the favelas in Rio de Janeiro but you’ve heard it’s dangerous. There’s no reason to miss out, just make sure you’re going with a reliable guide. There is safety in numbers, and local guides know the ins and outs of such places, as well as how do deal with the locals.
6. Keep belongings close
You’ve heard it repeated on the airport speaker many times – do not leave baggage unattended, however, there is no one there to remind you this while you are shopping, eating out, or dancing the night away at a nightclub. Don’t let your guard down and keep your bags close. If backpacking, use your backpack as a pillow on train/bus routes, and carry your own padlock for hostels.
7. Trust your gut instinct
If something doesn’t feel right, it likely isn’t.
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