Saturday, July 11, 2009

Always ask for compensation in case of trouble at hotels

If you are staying at a hotel and have any issues with the room, always ask for immediate compensation. If none is given, then upon your return home, send a note to the hotel, explain what happened and see if they will give you some sort of compensation.

Always give them a chance to rectify the situation though. Most good hotels will compensate you without you even asking.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Check the security of your hotel room

Once you've checked into your hotel room, look around and ensure the room is safe. So check the windows, the sliding doors, the main door, etc. If you like you can use the hotel safe or the safe in your room to store your valuables. If someone comes to the door, do not open it unless you know them or are expecting the hotel staff.

Always ask who they are and why they are there before opening the door.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Get a local map on arrival

Once you arrive in a city, get a local map from the Tourist office. This is essential especially if you are not familiar with that city.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Read the contract of carriage

When you purchase a ticket from a transportation provider you should ensure you read the contract of carriage. This is the document that governs your purchase. If you do not have access to it online, you can always call the company and request one.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Don't use the flash while taking the pictures of trains

When taking pictures of oncoming trains, don't use the flash on your camera as it may temporarily blind the driver.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Make damage claims before leaving the airport

If your baggage gets damaged while traveling on an airline, you are required to make a claim before you leave the airport at which it was damaged or within a few hours after leaving the airport. While this may be inconvenient, it is the first step in the process.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Don't ask for favors unnecessarily

When you are traveling, don't ask people to be uncomfortable so that you can be comfortable. Plan ahead so that you can get the amenities that you need to make your trip enjoyable. As an example, don't ask someone to give up their seat so that you an your family can sit together. Book early and call the company providing the service and look after your needs.