One of the most educative, rejuvenating and fulfilling pursuits in life is traveling. If you agree with the saying that seeing something once is better than hearing about it a thousand times, then you surely understand the enormous value of traveling.
Every year, millions of people go abroad, and they all do it for different reasons. Some travel for recreational purposes, while others hit the road for a family visit/reunion, business or work, religious pilgrimage, study, or permanent resettlement.
Regardless of the reason, all travelers desire to get to their destination safely and on time. But as you no doubt know, traveling isn’t all nice, smooth and hassle-free.
Therefore, it’s always important to know what problems you may encounter and how frequently they may occur. While some of the underlying causes are natural, the majority of them are caused by human factors.
Most of the problems dealt with here can be successfully resolved. After all, we live in an era of affordable smartphones and other internet-enabled mobile devices that make it easy for a traveler to conveniently find the information they need. So, what are those problems?
1. Personal Belongings Getting Lost or Stolen
This is arguably one of the most painful problems and what travelers would rather not experience. The gravity of the pain often depends on the value/significance of the missing or stolen items. The underlying causes also vary.
For example, the missing luggage problem can occur due to mishandling/human error during baggage transfer. Though it is more common in air travel, it may also occur in rail or bus transits.
In some scenarios, you can forget your items somewhere in the airport and they can be picked up by the airline or security officials. Unfortunately, crooked individuals can steal your belongings by being the first to get their hands on them.
Solution: Be sure to report the incident to the relevant authorities. For instance, if it happens in or near your airport, hotel or rented apartment, you should notify the airport/airline passenger help staff, hotel receptionists or your landlord.
They usually know better what course of action to take. Typically, they may assist you in filing a complaint with the local police.
If you had your bank cards and passports stolen, you should immediately contact your bank and embassy. To avoid such situations, you should be alert at all times and never leave your belongings unattended.
If you have to quickly use the toilet or eat something, take them with you or place them in the care of trained security personnel…