Six top tips to make sure you don’t become a victim of theft while on vacation (including a crafty tape hack and a how-to guide)
If your money or belongings are stolen while you are on vacation, a vacation can turn into a disaster in an instant.
To reduce the chance of this happening, insurance company Real traveller has collected six tips to protect your money and valuables, including a cunning tape anti-theft hack and a how-to guide. Read on for more…
Keep a stock: Keep a credit card and a £50 note hidden and separate from your main stash.
Selling a credit card between two pages in a travel guide is an idea. Local thieves never steal travel guides.
If your money or belongings are stolen while you are on vacation, a vacation can turn into a disaster in an instant
Money belts: When traveling on trains, buses, etc., put your passport, cash, and cards in your money belt.
No one will be able to steal them without you knowing.
Cash: There’s no point in carrying over £200 or so in cash at any given time.
Just use your card and get extra cash from an ATM.
Use the safe: If there is no safe in your room, there is one at reception. Use it and put your cash, cards and passport in it, and your camera and laptop even when you’re not using them. Then just go out during the day with a small amount of cash and one credit card.
While on holiday, keep a credit card and a £50 note hidden and separate from your main stash, says insurance company True Traveler
Stay vigilant: In restaurants, put your things under the table, but secure them – perhaps put a strap from your bag around your foot.
Make sure you don’t look lost or gaudy: If you’re standing on a street corner looking at your shiny iPhone 13, with your new camera around your neck, looking lost, you’re being watched.
Do a little research before going out, and be careful if you get lost, and act appropriately. Try to make this a habit no matter what country you are traveling in.