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Travel Safety and Security

Compilation of reports and lectures on Travel Safety and Security for the subject TSMN07H Tour Guiding Services for the students of the College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management of the Lyceum of the Philippines Cavite Campus.

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Travel Safety and Security

  1. 1. Lesson No. 9 Tour Guiding Services 2nd Sem 2014-2015 LPU Cavite Campus
  2. 2.  Deal with unexpected problems that occur from the company.  Provide basic safety and First Aids to tourist.  Provide accurate information of tourist help resources.
  3. 3. The mistake from company.  Tourist safety and security.  Basic knowledge of Health and First Aids
  4. 4. The fault of contracting with other organizations.  The miscommunication with tourists.
  5. 5. How can the tour guide help the tourists to avoid problems like:  Money matter  Illness
  6. 6.  Never carry money in a predictable place, such as black pocket.  Do not leave valuables in a hotel room, they ought to be placed in a hotel security box.  Avoid dubious neighborhoods and be alert to anyone who bumps into them.
  7. 7.  Food poisoning can occur anywhere.  Many cosmetics, perfumes, and medications increase • The possibility of serious sunburn.  Medication should never be removed from its original container.  Insect repellents are important in the tropics.
  8. 8. • The following is general review of what you should probably do if a common tour dilemma arises. • Theft and Losses: if this happens to one of your tour members, you must quickly show that your knowledge can turn such a calamity into a tolerable inconvenience.
  9. 9. • What if a suitcase is damaged? The tourist guide must report the damage for dealing with any negligent handling that may have occurred. Check to see if the clients have luggage insurance  It’s up to supplier and tour operator to determine whether compensation or repair is in order and who will pay for it.
  10. 10.  If the posted departure time for the flight hasn’t change, keep tourist at the gate.  If the posted departure time has been changed, determine what the gate attendants are willing to do for the group.  Explain the nature of the delay to your tourist and warn them not to wonder too far.
  11. 11.  If a medical emergency occurs, ask whether anyone in a group has medical training. Apply your own medical knowledge if there’s no other choice.  Contact local police if the situation is serious, they’ll in turn summon a doctor or paramedic.  Set up separate arrangements for a client who is too ill to continue the tour.  Determine what portions of a tour wild be refundable can be change, for example, the airline ticket.
  12. 12. • The death of passenger happens rarely, but when it does, the tour guide must take the following steps:  Notify the local police immediately  Advise a consular official, if appropriate  Remain the deceased until police or consular reports have been completed and authorities have taken responsibility for the body.  The tour may have to continue without tourist guide for half a day or so under the leadership of the driver or the step-on guide.  Make sure to be extra sensitive and sympathetic to the deceased’s traveling companions.  Call the tour company so it can inform the client’s relatives and friends, and follow up with a letter of sympathy.  Do everything you can to comfort the rest of the group and get their minds back of vacation.
  13. 13. • Tourist guide may want to mention do’s and don’ts to a group or to individuals who seem particularly nervous about the problem. • Tourist guide should be well aware of these procedures.  Make a mental map of hotel exits when check into a room  Establish a set place for room key o keycard  If there’s a fire, do what you can to assist your tour members, unless such action would place you in inordinate jeopardy  Before opening any door, feel it with the palm of your hand. If it’s very hot, don’t open it.
  14. 14. If the phone works, call for help for yourself and your group.  Take exit stairways, not the elevator. Walk down, unless heavy smoke blocks the path. If this is the case, walk up to the roof.  If the smoke is heavy, stay close to the floor where the air is breathable  Hang a bed sheet out the window to signal for help  Stuff wet towel and sheets in cracks round doors  Tie a wet towel around your nose and mouth  As a last resort, make the best exit possible. Above all, don’t panic
  15. 15. • A guide’s basic first-aid kit  Water  gauze bandages  Adhesive  rubbing alcohol or antiseptic cream Scissors  sugar cubes or candy (for diabetic emergency)  a flashlight
  16. 16. • is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while travelling, either internationally or within one's own country. • Travel insurance can usually be arranged at the time of the booking of a trip to cover exactly the duration of that trip, or a "multi-trip" policy can cover an unlimited number of trips within a set time frame.
  17. 17. • Medical emergency (accident or sickness) • Emergency evacuation • Repatriation of remain • Return of a minor • Trip cancellation • Trip interruption • Visitor health insurance • Accidental death, injury or disablement benefit • Overseas funeral expenses • Lost, stolen or damaged baggage, personal effects or travel documents • Delayed baggage (and emergency replacement of essential items) • Flight connection was missed due to airline schedule • Travel delays due to weather • Hijacking
  18. 18. • Pre-existing medical conditions • War or terrorism - but some plans may cover this risk, and some do cover for acts of terrorism • Injury or illness caused by alcohol or drug use
  19. 19. • It Covers for Damages • It Protects You from Theft • It Acts as a Medical Insurance • It Protects You against Cancelations • It Gives You Peace of Mind
  20. 20. • Will policy cover your pre-existing medical condition? How long has the condition been stable for? • Is insurance backed up by a reputable administrator and insurance company? • Does the carrier have a 24/7 claims handling center and able to deal with medical facilities around the world? • Make sure you get a large policy maximum for your travel medical insurance policy • If you are traveling for a year or more, get an international health insurance policy instead that will cover non-emergency medical expenses and cover you back in your home country • Will the policy cover the sports I may participate in while traveling? • Read and understand the plan terms and conditions.

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