While on vacation, you don't want to think about being a victim ofcrime. By taking a few simple precautions you can prevent yourself and yourfamily from being victimized.
Pack as lightly as possible. Heavy baggage will slow you down andmake you more vulnerable to pickpockets and thieves. Keep in mind that thievesalso target expensive, designer luggage more than less conspicuous kinds.
Keep your room key concealed. Avoid displaying it in restaurants,at swimming pools, or in other public places where it can be viewed or stolen.
Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Puta wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
Keep your long distance telephone card number secure. Dial so thatan observer will not overhear or observe your card number.
Make sure children know how to use the phone to get help in an emergency,calling 9-1-1 or the operator.