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30+ Ways to Stay Safe While Traveling the World [Infographic]

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    If you’re going to be traveling abroad soon, there’ll be plenty to think about – including what clothes you’re going to take and what exciting places you’re going to visit.

    However, one of the most important things you need to consider is your safety.

    While this might not be the most exciting aspect of your vacation, it could be the most crucial. And by making sure you’re clued-up on what to do before and while you’re on vacation, you’ll be given peace of mind that you and your family are safe.

    This infographic will help you get to grips with what safety issues you need to consider before and during your vacation. It covers everything from getting prepared before you go, to how to take care of your health and money while you’re abroad.

    (And don’t forget to check out the section on financial scams too!)

    We hope you have a safe and enjoyable vacation!

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    It’s mentioned in the infographic about using credit cards over debit cards as they give you a lot more protection and insurance. This is a key point. For example, if you lose your debit card someone could spend all of your available cash whereas with a credit card they can’t access the money in your checking account.

    Also, products like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card offer multiple trip protection benefits, such as trip cancellation/trip interruption insurance, trip delay reimbursement, lost luggage reimbursement and baggage delay insurance. You won’t find this level of security with a debit card, so make sure you take cash and a credit card, leave your debit card at home!

    Stay Safe While Traveling the World – An infographic by the team at UpgradedPoints.com whose mission is to help travelers earn more points (predominantly through credit card usage) — and then use those points for maximum value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are some of the best ways to stay safe when traveling abroad?

    1.) Be prepared

    2.) Don’t draw attention to yourself

    3.) Travel in groups if possible

    4.) Be vigilant and steer clear of scams

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    About Alex Miller

    Founder and CEO of Upgraded Points, Alex is a leader in the industry and has earned and redeemed millions of points and miles. He frequently discusses the award travel industry with CNBC, Fox Business, The New York Times, and more.

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