Team blog: Tourism in Scotland

Team blog: Tourism in Scotland

 Scotland is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries in the world, attracting millions of visitors each year. It is also one of the safest but as with any country you need to take care of yourself and your belongings.

Below you can find some of the areas to consider.

What to look for when booking accommodation:

  • Be aware of bogus accommodation being promoted – where possible book through a reputable travel company or an established hotel. If booking independently ensure that you deal with the property owner or letting agent.
  • Do your research on the property or hotel, check that the address exists through web and online map searches. Check the reviews.
  • Make sure that the website uses the secure padlock symbol. Never pay by cash or a money transfer agent, these are not intended for commercial payments. If you can, pay by credit card as this may protect your payment.
  • Be aware of what you put on social media about going on holiday, you don’t want to advertise that your home is empty.
  • Take out adequate travel insurance and keep note of your personal belongings, cameras, passports, travellers cheques, credit cards should they get lost or stolen.

Other things that you should know:

  • Use hotel safety deposit box or safe; never leave belongings unsecured in your room.
  • Avoid buying tickets from “ticket touts” at venues always purchase from authorised places.
  • Consuming alcohol in a public place is prohibited by local byelaws in certain areas.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public areas, such as transport, restaurants, shops & bars etc.

Some links that can help keep your visit a positive one:

www.scotbanks.org.uk

www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe

www.visitscotland.com

 

 

 

 

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