Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Iris Sinilong
tripcentral.ca is proud to have a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful travel agents. Their vast travel experience has taught them simple tricks and tips that come in handy when travelling. Luckily, our agents who’ve been there are willing to share these with you! For Part 1 of our #AskAnAgent series, we asked our agents how to travel safe. Here’s what they had to say:
Don’t announce your trip countdown on Facebook (10 days until our house will empty, yay!!)
– Jenn Black
When leaving the resort, make sure to either remove or cover up your all-inclusive bracelet, as locals see these and think you’re a rich tourist! You will have much less hassle if it is hidden!
– Danielle Clark
Always keep your debit card and credit card in separate places, that way if you lose one or are robbed of one you still have a back-up.
– Debbie Maguire
Keep your money on your person at all times but, once in destination put most of it in your safe along with your passport.
– Candice Anger
Purchase insurance. Always!
– Brittany Cotton
Take three photo copies of your passport before leaving for your trip- one for home, one hidden in your suitcase, and one in your safe at the resort.”
– Carol Webber
Scan your documents and email them to yourself, then they are always available if needed.
– Terry Boyd
Talk to the concierge or the front desk regarding restaurants, night clubs, and bars to visit. They will direct you to areas that are safe for tourists.
– Kate Bliss
Keep yourself connected to Canada while you’re living abroad or vacationing in case of an emergency abroad. Go to Travel.gc.ca and complete a registration form.
– Stacy Cormier
When traveling together mix up the suitcases so when one suitcase is lost or delayed you still have something to wear and don’t have to wear your wife’s or husbands clothes. Not funny even when you have the same size…
– Rien Van Loenen
Always pack anything you can’t live without for a day or two in your carry on bag in case your checked luggage goes astray.
– Diane Newick
Stay tuned next week for Part 2 of the #AskAnAgent series: How to Save Money