Traveling is a great way to explore new places, experience different cultures, and create lasting memories. However, it's important to prioritise safety while on holiday to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable trip.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, consider the following tips:
Do your research
Before you travel, research the destination you are visiting. Check the reviews of your accomadation, travel advisories, local customs, and any safety concerns that may be specific to that area.
Use reputable transportation and accommodation
Use reputable companies for transportation and accommodation, and avoid unlicensed taxis or tour operators. Make sure you share your trip status with your loved ones.
TIP: Enable your shared location setting in your Namola app.
Secure your belongings
Keep your valuables, such as your passport, money, and electronics, in a safe and secure spot or locked away. If you are carrying a bag or purse, make sure it is closed and kept close to you at all times.
Be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded areas. Stay alert to any suspicious behavior or individuals.
TIP: You can join a community in your Namola app to keep up to date with the safety in your area. Learn more about communities here.
Avoid public Wi-Fi if you can
Public Wi-Fi can be insecure. We would recommend you ask for the password on a secure network if you need access to your locations Wi-Fi. If you are on a public Wi-Fi, try avoid logging into sensitive accounts like banking or email while connected to public Wi-Fi.
Be cautious about sharing your travel plans on public social media accounts, or with strangers you meet during your trip.
Keep your emergency information handy
Keep a copy of your passport, emergency contacts, and travel insurance with you in case of an emergency.
TIP: Store all of your important information in your Namola app under your profile. Namola can then relay this information to the emergency services if they need it.
It's important to stay hydrated, especially if you are traveling for long distances, or in a hot climate. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Make sure you have a plan in case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster or health emergency. Familiarize yourself with the area, and your Namola app.
Namola Plus sends a direct notification of your GPS coordinates to the closest Armed Response vehicle or Private Ambulance in your area, and gets you help in a quick response time.
Test your Namola app by pressing “SOS” -> “Test” in your app to ensure you have peace of mind over your holiday.
Remember, safety should always be a priority when traveling, but don't let it spoil your holiday.
With a little preparation and common sense, you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable trip.
Unlike home security, Namola provides emergency assistance to your exact location, no matter where you are in the country. Perfect for travel or holidays. Download Namola now for 24hr emergency assistance at your fingertips.
Download the Namola app for free here. Upgrade your plan to Namola plus, and get the first month for FREE.
Simply tap the N+ tab in your app and choose a plan that suits you and the needs of your loved ones.
If you have any questions about the Namola app, tap your "SOS" button and select "Test" to speak to the operator on the other end of the line.