Holidays are something we all look forward to each year. Time to relax, unwind and enjoy the local culture and cuisine. However Safety and security are always a concern when you travel, and a Villa Holiday is no exception. Whilst it's fine to relax and have a good time, there are a few sensible precautions you should take once you arrive at your destination.
Write down the Villa name and Solmar rep/local agent contact number in case of accident and unconscious for the emergency services to find.
- Don’t flaunt possessions – Be cautious when using your brand new camera about and wowing people with your latest new gadgets. Maybe upload your photos to an online storage bank at the end of each day, just in case.
- Use common sense – Chances are you aren’t going to encounter any problems on your holiday, but always use common sense and you’re sure to be fine. If a certain situation doesn’t feel right to you, walk away and avoid it. It’s probably the best thing to do.
- Cash – Avoid carrying large amounts of cash on you whilst on holiday. Just take with you what you need and split your money between friends. We would suggest carrying a pre-loaded travel card as a safer option.
- Bags – Make sure you have a secure day bag/handbag and keep it close to you at all times. If you or your partner carries a wallet in your pocket, keep it in the bag instead so as not to give pickpockets an easy ride. Avoid carrying wallets in your back pocket.
- Drinking alcohol – We all go on holiday to have a good time, but always be wary when out drinking. Keep an eye on your drink and never leave it unattended. Also avoid having too much as this can make you an easy target for theft.
- Taxis – Always be sure that you are getting into a licensed taxi. A good tip is to settle on a price before setting off. Alternatively, if the taxi has a meter, ensure that the driver has it running. Always carry local emergency services number with you.
Avoid walking along unpaved or unlit roads during the hours of darkness or otherwise ensure you carry a torch. Never walk home alone.
Be aware that in some countries traffic isn’t required to stop at pedestrian crossings.
Always book excursions through a reputable company.