Nearly half of all travel managers believe travel risks are on the rise – and airports are likely places to encounter trouble. Business travelers can use the tips from this checklist to protect personal and company property:
1. Pack your suitcase properly
Do not store valuables or ticketing information in the outside pockets of baggage. When possible, carry valuables close to your body.
2. Pass the security check safely
The security conveyor belt is a prime opportunity for theft. Try to remain standing near your items until they pass into the scanner.
3. Stay alert at the baggage carousel
The safety rule here is: Maintain a reasonable amount of personal space at the baggage carousel. Step back and wait for your suitcase or trolley. Thieves use the hustle and bustle at the edge of the belt to jostle travelers and relieve them of personal items, like phones, wallets, jewelry and purses.
4. Travel with your colleague
Whenever you have to show your wallet, chip cards and ID cards and therefore have them in your hand, you have to pay the highest level of attention, e.g., at car rental counters, bus stops, taxi stands or in shops. There is safety in numbers. If you’re travelling with colleagues, share transportation as allowed by your travel policy and remain with the group as much as possible.
5. Safeguard your travel data
Traveling with a passport? Snap a picture for your mobile phone or upload it to the cloud. Also, check out these 4 ways to safeguard your travel data.