Holidaymakers given tips to keep goods safe
26 January 2009 08:58
After the Independent stated a year ago that one in six holidaymakers was a victim of theft while abroad, this year American Express Travellers Cheques is providing travellers with advice on how to keep their goods safe.
Although it doesn't replace the actual goods that have been stolen, a decent travel insurance policy will at least replace the item or the value of it, to prevent a person suffering the additional problem of having to pay to replace the items.
Tips provided by the company to help keep possessions safe or to make life easier if something is stolen include taking travellers cheques instead of cash because they are insured or splitting up cash so if some is stolen, not all of it is taken.
Also behave as you would at home, for example not walking alone at night or walking around with items on show, while emailing yourself important numbers and documentation may help in an emergency.
Kirstie Bayley, vice president at American Express Travellers Cheques, said: "A theft or break-in can ruin the perfect holiday. The last thing people want when they are on holiday is to worry about the safety of their money and belongings."