Travellers this summer have been urged to not hide valuables as experts say the places that might feel safe actually aren’t with thieves on the hunt.
Neither is it sound to bring your valuables out and about while on holiday, but your valuables have go somewhere.
So how can you avoid getting robbed? For one, apparently hiding things like cash and jewellery in bedside tables is a no-no.
The travel website hotels & Discounts says places like drawers and hotel safes are where thieves would look first.
It warns “many people believe that their valuables are safe deep in a drawer” yet this is exactly where you shouldn’t keep them, reports the Express.
The closet, under the bed, in the fridge, under the mattress and the laundry basket should be ruled out too, as well as any bags or suitcases in your room.
The website adds: “forget about the in-room safe”, as it’s one of the most obvious places in the room.
That doesn’t exactly leave holidaymakers with a whole lot of choice, but the good news is that there are some crafty solutions that could help you keep your valuables safe, and it involves stuff you’ve most likely got lying around in your house.
Travel platform Skyscanner has previously shared some of its best packing tips, including how to store your belongings safely in a hotel room.
Their travel experts advise: “To avoid the worst-case scenario of being robbed, it’s best to be inconspicuous: don’t flash cash or expensive jewellery.
“If you’re worried about valuable stuff in your hotel room, hide it in an empty suntan lotion container. You could also use empty lip balm containers to hide rolled-up notes. You could also consider getting travel insurance.”
ABTA also has some useful tips for staying safe on holiday.
For example, if you’re staying in a villa rather than a hotel, the travel authority suggests that you ensure your valuables are “locked within the safe(s) and arm the security system when leaving the property”.
They also recommend that you keep your valuable items on you for any changeover days, and ensure that you keep doors and windows locked when the villa is unoccupied, as well as during the night.
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