Safe travel over the festive season
It’s the time of the year when there is a lot more traffic when it comes to travel. Most people take advantage of the Festive Season to travel locally as well as abroad. Flight Centre Travel Group has your best interests at heart and have therefore compiled these travel tips in order to make sure that you travel safely this Festive Season.
If you’re travelling abroad, be sure to register on the of South Africans Abroad platform with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, which will allow them to assist you in the event of an emergency.
Watch and read news about the country and region you are travelling to to keep abreast of current events.
Be vigilant in public areas at all times no matter the season. Large crowds always attract opportunists such as pickpocketers, scam artists and the like – so keep your valuables out of sight.
Look out for anything suspicious, and if you see anything report it to the local police immediately.
Be clear about any travel routes you use and have a plan of action to follow in the event of an incident.
Keep your mobile phone charged and with you, with emergency numbers programmed in.
Inform colleagues, neighbours or hotel staff about where you're going and when you intend to return.
Identify places like police stations, hospitals, official buildings along your route where you could seek refuge in an emergency.
Remember that crime does not take a holiday! Your well deserved break is a time for you to relax, but we encourage your to be vigilant, alert and mindful at all times. Wishing you safe and happy travels!