Tripps Travel Network shares safety information that begins when you pack to help avoid becoming a target when traveling in a new location. Do not dress in a way that could mark you as an affluent tourist. Expensive looking jewelry, for instance, can draw the wrong attention.
Always try to travel light. You can move more quickly and will be more likely to have a free hand. You will also be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it unattended.
Carry the minimum number of valuables, and plan places to conceal them. Your passport, cash and credit cards are most secure when locked in a hotel safe. When you have to carry them on your person, you may wish to put them each in a different place rather than all in one wallet or pouch. Avoid handbags, fanny packs and outside pockets that are easy targets for thieves.
If you wear glasses, Tripps Travel Network advises to pack an extra pair. Pack them and any medicines you need in your carry-on luggage. To avoid problems when passing through customs, keep medicines in their original, labeled containers.
Tripps Travel Network suggests packing an extra set of passport photos along with a photocopy of your passport’s information page to make a replacement of your passport easier in the event it is lost or stolen.
Put your name, address and telephone numbers inside and outside of each piece of luggage. Use covered luggage tags to avoid casual observation of your identity or nationality. If possible, lock your luggage. Though security may require you to keep it unlocked.