Tourism and Crime
Central Florida is a major travel destination. Theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Typhoon Lagoon, Volcano Bay, and Aquatica are a big draw for out of towners as well as for those traveling from out of the country. Along with the theme parks, the beaches in Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, and New Smyrna Beach are another big draw. Locals also enjoy spending time exploring their own backyard in Orlando. Most of the time, travelers go home happy, tanned, and with great memories. However, crime does occur and being on vacation does not mean that you should let your guard down.
Central Florida Bonding wants you to be safe during your travels and while at your destination. Follow these tips to help stay safe:
•When arriving at the airport, watch your bags. When you see your bag on the luggage carousel, remove it as soon as possible. Keep your eyes on your belongings and don’t leave your luggage unattended. Travelers are often tired and distracted and can be a target for thieves who want to steal your bags
•If renting a car, make sure that you keep the doors locked and the windows up. Obey the traffic laws. Be aware that Florida traffic laws may be different from your home traffic laws
•If you choose to use a taxi or ride share service, make sure that the vehicle is a marked vehicle. It is best to have mapped out your destination beforehand so that you know roughly how long it will take to arrive at your destination. Do not share too much personal information with your driver such as your travel plans or that you are traveling alone
•When you arrive at your hotel, make sure to keep your door locked. Do not admit people to your room that you do not know
•Use the hotel safe to secure your valuables. Do not leave your valuables lying round the hotel room
•When using public Wi-Fi, beware of its security. Hackers can hack into it and steal your identity or your credit card information
•Stay in touch with your friends and family at home but do not post your social plans or vacation on social media. You can post all about it once you are back home
•Travel with a friend or family. Use the buddy system. If you must travel solo, then don’t advertise that you are alone. Don’t share your travel plans, the name of your hotel, or any other information with strangers
•When at the theme parks, do not leave your valuables in the stroller. Be aware where your bags are at all times. Use a cross body bag, fanny pack, or backpack. It is easy to become distracted at a theme park since there is so much to absorb. Remember to pick up your bags if you put them down to take a picture
•Travel light when sightseeing and at the theme parks/beaches/water parks. Only bring what you need. Weed out your bags so that you are only carrying what you need. Keep your cash and credit cards separate from each other, leave your extra cash or credit cards in the hotel safe
•Drink responsibly. If you are planning on imbibing, then have a designated driver. Remain with friends. If you are using a ride share service, then verify that your Uber/Lyft is there for you by asking the driver for the name of the person they are picking up
•Don’t drink and drive!
•While you are on vacation and want to try new things, don’t partake in risky behaviors such as buying or using drugs
•Remain aware and be vigilant. If you feel something is off, then trust your gut instincts and seek help. Call the hotel front desk or local law enforcement or seek security at the theme park or venue you are attending
Central Florida Bonding wants you to be safe during your travels. Keeping your guard up and following safety procedures will help keep you and your family safe and secure. Travel is a great way to expand your horizons. Just make sure to follow the law. However, if you do end up in jail facing charges such as drug trafficking, assault, battery, identity theft, DUI, road rage, or more, then please give us a call at 407-841-3646 to start the bail bond process.
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