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A detailed safety travel tips for the festive season. 

We conclude our series on safety and security tips for the festive season with focus on a detailed safety travel tips 

As the festive season draws near, it is important to point out that travelling safely  during the holidays demands more than just deciding where to go and when to travel — it requires a blueprint for safety.
This is because planning how to travel safely should be a fundamental component of the festive season plan as a result of spikes in security-related issues and road crashes.
When you are armed with essential tips and insider insights, your holiday travel iis poised to be an unforgettable and, above all, secure experience.
The PUNCH Newspaper earlier reported that the Federal Road Safety Corps has cautioned passengers against embarking on night journeys during festivities due to their negative consequences.
PUNCH Online in this report highlights some essential guides to enjoy safe travels in the festive season:
1. Research and plan:
Explore the regions you intend to visit. Understand local laws, customs, and any safety concerns associated with those areas. Use reputable travel resources and guides to plan your itinerary.
2. Stay informed:
Stay updated on local news and events. Subscribe to travel advisories and alerts from your government or reliable travel agencies to remain aware of any security issues or potential risks. In some cases, there may be curfews from the government or traditional rulers. Stay informed.
3. Travel insurance:
Invest in comprehensive travel insurance covering, car, medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and theft. Ensure it includes coverage for activities you plan to undertake.
4. Secure accommodations:
Book accommodations from reputable sources. Confirm reservations before arrival and conduct research reviews to ensure they meet safety standards.
5. Share itinerary:
Inform a trusted contact about your travel plans. Provide them with your itinerary, including accommodation details and contact information, in case of emergencies.
6. Stay connected:
Keep your phone charged and carry portable chargers. Save emergency contact numbers, including local authorities, or even security operatives, embassy about your accommodations if you are out of the country.
7. Transportation safety:
Use reputable transportation options. Ensure vehicles are properly maintained, licenced, and adhere to safety standards.
8. Pack wisely:
Travel light to avoid drawing unnecessary attention. Leave valuables at home and use inconspicuous bags to carry belongings.
9. Money matters:
Carry small amounts of cash. Use ATMs in secure locations, and consider using a money belt or hidden pouch for valuables.
10. Health precautions:
Get the necessary vaccinations before travelling. Carry a basic medical kit with essential medications and first-aid supplies.
11. Stay hydrated and eat well:
Drink bottled or purified water and opt for well-cooked, hot foods from reputable establishments to avoid foodborne illnesses.
12. Respect local customs:
Research and adhere to local customs, dress codes, and etiquette to show respect for the culture and avoid inadvertently offending.
13. Stay vigilant in crowded areas:
Be cautious in crowded places, markets, and public transportation. Keep your belongings secure, and be mindful of pickpockets or scams.
14. Be wary of scams:
Be aware of common scams targeting tourists. Verify services and prices before agreeing to any deals or offers.
15. Emergency exit plan:
Identify emergency exits in your accommodations and familiarise yourself with evacuation procedures. Have a meeting point in case you get separated from your group.
16. Stay in designated tourist areas:
Stick to well-known and designated tourist spots, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. Avoid venturing into unknown or potentially unsafe areas.
17. Stay updated on weather conditions:
Check weather forecasts regularly, especially during the rainy season or potential natural disasters, and adjust your plans accordingly.
18. Respect wildlife:
If participating in wildlife encounters, follow instructions from guides and maintain a safe distance to ensure both your safety and the animal’s well-being.
19. Stay sober and alert:
Avoid excessive alcohol consumption, as it can impair judgment. Stay alert to your surroundings and trust your instincts if a situation feels unsafe.
20. Trust your instincts:
If something feels wrong or unsafe, remove yourself from the situation and seek help or advice from local authorities or trusted individuals.
21. Emergency contacts:
Carry a list of essential contacts, including local emergency services, your country’s embassy or consulate, and your accommodation’s contact information.
22. Language basics:
Learn key phrases in the local language or carry a translation app to facilitate communication in case of emergencies or when seeking assistance.
23. Stay alert in crowds:
Be aware of your surroundings in crowded places, festivals, or events. Avoid overcrowded areas to prevent accidents or potential stampedes.
24. Online safety:
Use secure Wi-Fi connections and avoid sharing personal information on public networks to prevent hacking or identity theft.
25. Photocopies of documents:
Keep copies of important documents separate from the originals, making it easier to replace them if they’re lost or stolen.
26. Hotel safety:
Choose accommodations with secure entrances, and consider using room safes for valuables. Verify that windows and doors have functioning locks.
27. Traffic safety:
Be cautious when crossing roads, as traffic regulations might differ from what you’re used to. Look both ways and avoid jaywalking.
28. Cultural sensitivity:
Respect local customs, religious practices, and traditions. Dress appropriately and behave respectfully to avoid offending.
29. Stay hygienic:
Practice good hygiene by regularly washing your hands and using hand sanitiser, especially before meals, to prevent illnesses.
30. Stay calm in unforeseen situations:
Maintain composure in unexpected incidents or delays. Follow instructions from authorities and seek assistance calmly and patiently.
Adopting these safety tips to your specific travel plans and being mindful of your surroundings will contribute significantly to a safer and more enjoyable holiday experience 
Credits: PUNCH online 
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