Traveling for business or pleasure? Follow these tips for a safe trip.

  • Carry minimum luggage.
  • Label each piece of luggage with your name and address.
  • Be sure your luggage can be locked.
  • While waiting, keep your luggage close to you.
  • Hold your purse under your arm. Carry a wallet in an inside coat or front trouser pocket.
  • Don’t look vulnerable or lost. Walk with a purpose and stay alert to what’s happening around you.
  • Leave important non-travel papers, such as your social security and credit cards at home.
  • If traveling to a foreign country, photocopy all documents, including passport, credit cards and tickets, before leaving home and store copies in a hotel safe.
  • Learn the location of hotel exits.
  • Ask the hotel about the safety of the neighborhood and which areas to avoid.
  • Ask the bellman for directions and costs before taking a cab.
  • Use traveler’s checks and credit cards instead of cash whenever possible.

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