Tour Travel Tips - During Stay
It is very important to enjoy
yourself when on a trip, whether it be for business or pleasure and you must
not be constantly thinking about what you should or should not be doing.
Instead the tips below are meant purely as a guide, for you to take some points
from and others to leave all together.
Try to look as if you know where
you are going, this may not be so easy if after all it is the first ever time
in that country, but even still look confident as IF you know.
maps around looking perplexed, and stopping to look at monuments or buildings,
obviously shows that you are from out of town, and may attract the wrong type
Using travellers cheques, will always be helpful, as will
using a credit card for any purchases made so that you can take advantage of
the additional insurance offered.
Do NOT pull large amounts of cash out
of your pocket. This will catch attention, no matter what country you are in.
It sounds so silly, but it is amazing how many people pull out a mound of cash
to be some small item.
Try to think about where you are going that
day and carry sufficient cash for that and any unforeseen extras, plus a card.
That should cover all you need and will limit any losses if anything did
Do NOT accept drinks from anybody that you have just met,
especially if in dubious surroundings or do not know, they could be laced with
any type of concoction.
Try not to go on "wonderful trips" or to a
"super shopping centre" rides with people who approach you in the street. This
could lead anywhere, and will probably cost you a lot more than by taking a
normal taxi. Ask your concierge or read through this site.
Check on your
first day whether you need to reconfirm your next flight, if so do it then.
Some airlines do not require this anymore but it is still worthwhile calling
them so that they at least have your contact details, in case the flight is
delayed or whatever.
Do not carry your passport around, leave it in the
safe in your hotel. A photocopy will suffice if local law states that you need