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Leaving your home and traveling can always be risky but there are ways to stay safe even when you are in an unfamiliar place. We’ve put together a number of travel safety tips that will help you stay safe when you are staying in hotels.   

Arriving at the Hotel

When you are first coming to the hotel you want to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and identify any potential threats. You should also make a list of everything you brought with you so you don’t leave anything behind and know if anything is missing. Checking into the hotel make sure that you keep your bags in sight and close at hand. You should also request a room on a higher floor as they are more difficult to break into than rooms on lower floors.  

Securing the Room

After checking into your room you should go through it and assess security and safety. It is also good practice to have someone in the hotel staff accompany you to your room to make sure the room is empty. You should check the locks on the doors and windows to make sure they are working properly. As an added level of security, you should wedge something under the door to make it harder to open. You may also want to have a flashlight or phone next to your bed so you have a light at a moment’s notice.  

Leaving the Hotel

Throughout your stay, you should be aware of where your belongings are and make sure they are in a safe place. When you are leaving the hotel for an outing this is especially important. You should lock your things in a safe place. Your most valuable possessions should go in the safe if the hotel provides one in your room. Be careful to not misplace your room key. If this does happen contact the hotel to get a new one as soon as possible so no one can access your room while you are away.

These are just a few of the ways you can be a little safer when you are traveling. No one wants to go on vacation and feel anxious the whole time. Following these simple tips can help you have more peace of mind and enjoy your travels.

To learn more, read the original article from AMP Smart here.

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