Stay Safe: 5 Best Travel Tips

March 28, 2017 By News Comments Off

Traveling safely doesn’t need to be complicated, and in most cases, it’s a matter of using common sense and staying aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, check out our top tips to stay safe:

  1. Know Your Transportation Company
    When choosing airport transportation in a new city, do your homework and choose a reputable company. Before getting into a vehicle, check that it is in good condition with working seat belts. Shuttle Express, Seattle’s transportation experts for 30 years, is a great example of a safe bet. They make your safety the number one priority with trained, drug-tested and background-checked drivers, well-maintained vehicles, robust insurance, and safety procedures for every situation.
  2. Keep a Copy of Your Passport
    Your passport is critical when traveling internationally, so ensure you have a copy: scan it, e-mail it to yourself, and even take a photo of it with your mobile phone. When it’s secured in your hotel safe, you’ll still have access to your information and replacing it will be simpler in case it is lost or stolen.
  3. Verify Guests
    If someone knocks on your hotel door claiming to be hotel staff, call the front desk before you open the door to verify the housekeeping or maintenance staff needs access to your room.
  4. Protect Your Valuables
    Secure your laptop with a lock. Choose clothing with discreet compartments where you can carry cash, a bank card, and other essential items you can’t afford to lose or have stolen. Special travel pants with hidden zippered pockets and travel pouches worn under your jacket are good options.
  5. Fake It
    It may seem overboard, but consider carrying a “decoy” wallet, especially when traveling internationally in areas known for higher crime rates. Use an old wallet stashed with a small amount of cash, some old IDs, and an expired credit card. Have it easily available to hand over in case you’re robbed.

As Seattle’s local transportation experts, our professional, friendly drivers have been getting people where they need to go for nearly 30 years, safely and on time. We’re best known for our iconic Sea-Tac Airport van service, but we do so much more—luxury cars, large and small coaches, private vans.

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