Travel Safety: Should you worry about these travel issues?
These travel safety issues are concerns from our Mobal World Phone users. Do they match with yours?
“I am 69 and what I worry about on vacation is my health. I have some heart problems and do worry that I’ll get very sick on vacations.”
2. Political situations/anti American feelings
“When planning for travel, I worry most about danger to my spouse or myself. I won’t visit a country that is hostile to tourists or to Yankees. I won’t visit a country that is unstable. Right now, Egypt, Georgia, Kenya, Congo and Zambia would be examples.”
Take care and be well,
“Although the chances of anything happening are slim, today it’s terrorism is something that is always present in the back of my mind. But of course, the same can be said of staying in the US too.”
4. Language barrier
“I love to travel, but I also like to be in control, but sometimes language can get in the way.
I try to make the effort to learn a few phrases, but I’ve had more than one experience of nearly missing connecting transport as I’ve not been able to find which platform to go to, or find someone to understand me when I’ve asked.
But I guess that’s all part of the experience.”
5. Luggage security in airports
“Whether traveling for business or pleasure my biggest concern by a large margin is the security of my belongings going through TSA checking and then going unlocked through multiple baggage handlers. It is getting increasingly difficult to take items on board but I have little faith that anything I check in at the ticket counter will arrive intact and be with me when I reach my destination. It is just as important today to take everything on board that you will need at the other end when traveling.”
6. The food
“So, it’s my fault for being fussy, but I always worry I won’t be able find something I can eat on the menu.”
“No matter how many times I fly, I still can’t get over the fact that a huge hulk of metal shouldn’t be able to stay in the air, no matter what the laws of physics say.”
8. Missing important news
“I have lots of family that we’re very close to, so when I go away I always worry that if something happens I won’t be able to help. I guess that why I got my Mobal phone in the first place.”
9. Forgetting something
“There are a lot of “things” to finish up before setting off on a trip. I have a check list that I complete before locking the front door behind me. I know that if I have checked off every item on that list, that there is nothing more I can do about what I leave behind, so I simply go forward with my travel plans. I could worry about everything that “could” happen, but then I would never have the courage to leave home. Once I am at the airport, I have forgotten about my day-to-day life and simply look forward to my adventure.”
“Travel is a passion, but I always have to keep myself on the strictest budget. Although you can research costs you never truly know until you arrive. I worry that what I’ve budgeted for 3 weeks gets spent in a week and I spend the rest of the vacation living on bread and water!”
“As I’ve gotten older, and dare I say it, a bit frailer I’ve started to think I’m more of a soft-target as a tourist.”
“I put a lot of money, time and effort into my vacations to visit places I’ve always dreamed of seeing, so I worry that when I get there, they won’t live up to what I hoped for.”
“NOTHING!!!!!! I CAN DO MY WORRYING AT HOME”
What do you think?
Should travelers have these worries?
Have you overcome these worries yourself?
Do you have worries not in the list?
Leave a comment below and share your experiences…
Emma is a Online Marketing Specialist at Mobal. She is responsible for our outbound marketing efforts including planning and executing email campaigns, social media and blog posts. She also works with the Web Designers at Mobal to update the website and to help to create a better experience for the user.