Category: Travel

Few Tips On How To Avoid Pickpocketing During Travel

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Pickpocketing means the act of stealing things out of pockets or bags secretly.

                               ‘PICKPOCKETS LOVE TOURISTS’

To learn how to avoid pickpockets and help to keep your valuables as safe as possible, here are few tips on how to avoid pickpocketing while travelling.

Fusion Belt
Do not travel without your Fusion Belt. It comfortably holds six passports & boarding passes in just one pocket. It blends into your outfit too to reduce the risk of being pickpocketing while travelling.

Leave Valuables at the Hotel
Protection to your valuables is to lock them away inside a drawer, cupboard or wardrobe that’s already inside the room. Of course, not every Hotel room will provide such an opportunity but if a room does, you should use it.

Wear a Money Belt
Money belts are the same what they sound like, a type of belt with a hidden pouch where you can store your money. The approach is that you can keep your money safe from pickpockets if it gets hidden away from there sight. You can use these to store your money, passport, or other kinds of stuff while travelling.
You can also make sure that you should carry your money in multiple safe places.

No Phones on the Table
If you’re one of those characters who unquestionably must keep their phone on the table while you’re at a restaurant, be conscious that pickpockets are targeting you. Keep your smartphone tucked away on your person while you’re eating. The text messages can wait. Also, keep your phone locked and fit software that allows you to remotely clear its data.

Zippered Purse
These Zippered Purses have tamper-proof zippers, cut-proof straps, and a slash proof
metal web embroidered into the bag. They came in a large variety of styles
and sizes to keep your travel accessories safe.

                                                     !! Stay Alert !!
Experience of pickpocketed while travelling is not what anyone wants to face it.
There are obvious dangers of pickpockets and general distraction theft that
happen everywhere in the world. Also, keep your passports and valuable travel
documents in a safe place to avoid loss of passport and documents.


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▪ If everything goes well then from next year onwards you would get E-Passports (Also called Bio-metric/Digital Passports) embedded and with an electronic microprocessor chip. After you apply for a new password or seek a re-issue in 2021.
▪ It is being claimed that due to the microprocessor chip it will be difficult to copy the information.

As per Sources, Government to issue e-passports from 2021 for every Indian Citizen. The government had completed the trial to issue 20,000 e-passports. This step has been taken by the government to make passports difficult to forge beside enabling quicker immigration for International passengers. It contains a security chip with all personal data and digital images. In the first phase new
passports will have a 64 KB chip carrying a photograph of the passport holder and in subsequent phases it will have a fingerprint.
Till now, the passports provided to the citizens are the printed booklets which would be easy to copy but they would be equipped with new technology, it will be difficult to commit fraud.
The e-passport will be based on the ICAO standards (International civil aviation organization).
• The chip in the e-passports adds advanced security features to it.
• The software for e-passports has been developed by National Informatics Centre and IIT Kanpur, and no other commercial agency is involved in this process.
• E-Passports can be read in just a few seconds which will save time too. All 36 passport offices in India will issue these e-passports after the components of the e-passport personalization system are inducted in the existing passport issuance system at all passport offices.
On the occasion of Passport Seva Divas, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar said “I am very confident that the introduction of e passports will greatly strengthen the security of our travel documents. I understand that the procurement process for its production is currently underway and I would emphasize the need to hasten that as much as possible.” He also added – I emphasize that it is necessary to roll out the manufacture of e-passports on a priority basis.

TRAVEL GUIDE: To Experience One Step Ahead

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No sooner do we speak of guides, the wrinkled face man who would mingle a lot of fables with few historical facts begin to emerge. Almost all of us, the tourists and the professional in the business of tourism, have come to form a custom image of the guides, irrespective of the fact that guiding and escorting tours are a highly professional business and require accomplished special skills.


  • Who is a Guide?

Finding an answer to this question that would be acceptable Universally is a difficult task, in fact, the perceptions about travel guide differ from region to region. we can, therefore, select some of the more commonly sought traits in guides and arrive at a definition which is rather broad in scope. One good definition is given below:

“Tourist guide has information about a place designed for the use of visitors or tourist. They usually have information about sights, accommodation, restaurants, transportation and activities. Travel guide leads a group of tourists to & from various destinations while taking care of the logistics.”


The knowledge of a tourist group’s expectations from its guide is an extremely helpful tool in charting your course of action. The tourists demand from the accuracy of their guide with regard to the knowledge of facts, to deal with tricky situations and sympathy concerning their problems, however, a trifle in nature they may be.

  • Being a guide is all about having strong communication skills.
  • Guides just not be able to communicate well, they should be a great conversationalist with an outgoing personality.


The role of the guide, as it is perceived today, has a history. it is intact a mixture of two different roles I.e. are one, who traditionally lead the way on an unknown terrain and secondly, an adviser on any kind of travel. The two roles don’t always harmonize yet exist in a guide in varying proportions today. In this context of our own country we can then say that in the former rules we have location guides and, in the latter, there are guides for city tours too.


Location guides are the leaders that take the tourist through unknown partially known terrain. Since the nature of the field differs widely, the guide’s role also varies. Depending on the setting, the tourist and their purpose of the visit we can categorize location guides in India under several heads. Here we have selected the three most common types for some details:

Monuments– These are the most commonly found guides who are specialized in describing the monumental Heritage of the country.

Museums– Museum is a fantastic place for a guide to describe. It is here that the role of the guide, both as an educator & as an entertainer, comes to fruition.

Wildlife– Wildlife Tourism is potentially one of the most viable and economically rewarding areas of tourism. Hence, it is imperative on a tourism professional and more so on wildlife guide to understand its intricacies and use this information to the fullest advantage.


The things you must remember for city tour guides areas,

  • The length of the trip should not be very taxing physically
  • There should be adequate stops during the trip
  • Sufficient time should be made available for shopping.

The only thing we would like to lay stress on is that the guide is a public relations representative for his site, City, region and country in all situations.


COVID-19: Travel TIPSs!!!

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If you are organising a trip for any right reason then make sure that you should make up your mind with the proper safety measures. This information is mandatory and would help you before you travel via airplane.

‘Times are unpredictable at the moment’


Due to this severe outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left people in a distressing state and limited all travelling activities. The government have requested people to go under quarantine and exercise extreme caution for your safety. To guarantee your well-being, try to follow these measures for your travel plan to evade contracting the COVID-19 virus.


To spread the wings of safety, flyers are requested to reach the airport minimum 3 hours in advance for all domestic flights and 4 hours in advance for all international flights.


“while flying to meet your loved one’s face to face”

Wearing a mask is recommended by IATA for the entire journey, from entering the airport to fly and while leaving the airport at your destination.


As per WHO advice, passengers are request to use hand sanitizer on a regular basis, avoid touching other people, covering coughs & sneezes. Avoid traveling if you feel fatigued, feverish, restless or have any other symptom of COVID-19 virus seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider.


If you usually forget to drink water during travelling, as it’s required in this situation, you can do the following act:

  • Track your water intake through various apps such as Drink Water Reminder.
  • Drink a glass of water before every meal.
  • Keep a filled bottle near your desk, and keep sipping throughout the journey.

If you are travelling by plane cross-country, be sure to pack adequate quantities of every essential item; medicine, masks and hand sanitizer etc. Make an advanced a list of every crucial item that needs to go into your suitcase during the severe outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.


“Physical distancing matters here too.”

Before COVID-19, we may not have considered how close we stood near other people. But now it’s important to keep a distance of at least 1m from each other to limit the spread of #coronavirus. Just wait for your turn at the conveyer belt.

Please stand at the marking distances and wait for your turn to take in your luggage.


‘Stay healthy while travelling’

As per WHO, eat only well-cooked food. Packages of the food items also pose a high risk. Good nutrition is crucial for health, particularly in times when the immune system might need to fight back.


“Always remember, better safe than sorry!!”

Avoid gathering around the lavatory, wait for your turn & remain into your seat until it gets freed. Remember that the door handles, faucets and flushes are high contact points and wash your hands or sanitise for 20-30 seconds after touching them. Carry a sanitiser and use after opening the door to enter and also after exiting the lavatory. Use a toilet sanitiser spray to disinfect the toilet seat before using.


To avoid a heavy heart later, travelling light reduces the load on us too.

One hand back of 7 kgs, 1 checked-in bag of 23 kgs will be allowed and Economy and 35 kgs bag in Business class.



Please maintain social distance from your co-passengers and the ground staff while exiting.



 (Fly safe, arrive safe and ensure other’s safety as well.)