As the largest city by population in China, Shanghai is ideal for city slickers who enjoy a taste of the traditional mixed with the contemporary. The wide variety of restaurants will no doubt entice food lovers and those who like to take a stroll will enjoy seeing many of the locals going about their daily lives. There are also some attractions to visit including the Shanghai Museum of art and history which holds some rare historical artefacts, and the Nanjing Road which contains some of the best shops for fashion lovers who prefer premium quality clothing. As with any trip abroad, safety should be high on your list so here are some tips to follow during your stay.
Safety guide when visiting Shanghai
The main concern with Shanghai is reckless driving so be extremely alert when crossing roads. Motorcyclists often come from any direction and cars often run red lights so stay aware of the traffic at all times. Violent crime is rare due to the high penalties in China but there are an abundance of scams and pickpockets around, just like many cities that attract large numbers of tourists. Of course, your package holiday provider also has a responsibility to you to ensure your safety throughout your trip including during your flight, at your accommodation and during any pre-booked trips.
Package holiday compensation
Package holidays booked with a UK-based travel company are covered by UK law which means that you can claim for personal injury compensation to the holiday company directly. This is provided you had an accident, suffered an illness or sustained an injury as a result of negligence on the part of the company. The company has a responsibility to ensure your safety throughout each element of your trip so, whether you contract food poisoning from eating in the hotel restaurant or whether you are in a car accident during your transfer from the airport, you can make a claim to the holiday company.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our law firm has been in business since the year 2000 and we have helped numerous victims of accidents, injuries and illnesses that were caused by someone else’s negligence. We work with a team of expert solicitors who can help you win the cash sum you deserve should you have an accident on holiday. Our number is free to call 24/7 if you wish to obtain legal advice immediately or you can browse our website and take the 30-second online test which will determine whether your claim is likely to be successful or not.
Date Published: May 12, 2014
Author: David Brown