A honeymoon is one of the most special times in a person’s life, and no one wants theirs to be ruined in any way. Accordingly, here are five safety checks to carry out to minimise the risk of a disaster.
What does the government say?
If travelling abroad, check the Internet before booking the destination and again before leaving your house, as government websites will mention such problems as riots, conflicts and natural disasters.
Check the crime rate
In addition to checking for large-scale problems, some areas have higher street crime than others, and you don’t want to fall victim to a mugger or assault. Websites like World Travel Watch have information about safety issues for travelers, so make good use of such resources.
Think about what you pack for your honeymoon
A common mistake many travelers make is being too obvious that they are tourists. Dress as though you belong, and pack light – don’t, for instance, take all your expensive jewellry and irreplaceable items. Remember the trip is only for a short while, and the last thing you want is to lose valuable possessions or be dealing with foreign police days before you leave the country.
Protect your possessions
As unfortunate as it is, belongings go missing from hotel rooms. It’s therefore very important to lock away important goods, especially passports. Ensure the room is locked before you go out, and put important and valuable items in the hotel safe.
Learn the roads
The UK has some of the safest roads in the world, and not all countries are as fortunate. Take care to learn what side of the road they drive on in your destination country, and familiarise yourself with certain rules, such as who has right of way. This will minimise the risk of being injured in a road traffic accident while travelling on your honeymoon.
Seeking travel accident compensation
If you are one of the unlucky ones that has a disaster on honeymoon and suffers an injury, even if it’s a car crash claim, you can seek compensation if it wasn’t your fault. Accident Advice Helpline has a 24/7 free helpline and a compensation calculator on its website, to make it as easy as possible for victims to find out if their case is eligible to seek compensation.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 4, 2013
Author: David Brown