STAYING SAFE ON VACATION
When people are far from home, looking to relax and have fun– and often loaded with goodies like digital cameras and laptop computers — they become the prime targets for thieves around the world.
Even the most conscientious traveler is risking theft. The danger for Joe Vacationer starts at the airport, where he has to guard against sophisticated pick-pocketers and corrupt luggage handlers.
Even when he leaves this frantic setting and arrives at his holiday destination, Joe still has to look out for locals who prey on tourists like him. Here are some tips to help you minimize your risk and keep you from becoming Joe Victim.