Top Safety Tips for Solo Travellers
For more handy tips on keeping safe on your travels, see our Top Tips for Solo Female Travellers
Choose a destination you feel comfortable with
Pre-book your transfer from the airport
We all know that post-flight, jet-lagged struggle of feeling groggy, dazed, confused and exhausted. Avoid unnecessary stress and plan ahead by opting for our pre-arranged private transfers, which will whisk you away from the overcrowded airport to the tranquillity of your chosen wellness retreat. Don’t fall into the trap of airport hustlers and be hurried into the back of a cab only to be charged an extortionate amount for a short transfer. Offering safety and peace-of-mind, avoid the time-wasting hassle and begin your healthy holiday in luxury.
Learn a little of the language
Learn a few words and phrases before you go. Know how to introduce yourself; start a basic conversation, order a drink, count from 1-10, say ‘Hello’, and most importantly ‘Thank you’. Do all this with a smile and you’ll be sure to receive one back. It really does make all the difference, as people understand you are making an effort. Local people will most certainly appreciate your efforts, and you never know; you might even make some great friends along the way.
Always let people know your movements
Protect your possessions
It may seem obvious but many incidents happen because travellers don’t take proper precautions. Don’t have an expensive camera dangling around your neck whilst outside of your resort; in many parts of the world, this is seen as a free ticket if it’s on display. An over-the-shoulder bag with a zip fastening is always a good option for keeping belongings close to you as it makes it harder for potential thieves to get hold of. Alternatively, a money belt is discreet and perfect for hiding under clothes. Make a copy of your passport and travel insurance documents either on paper or online with ‘Dropbox’; so if worse comes to worse you’ve always got important information backed up.