Six ways to stay safe when traveling for business

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Six ways to stay safe when traveling for business

Are you tired of staring at the same gray cubicle walls day in and day out and thinking about registering for that work conference or meeting a few states away?

Break out of your routine, but don’t throw caution to the wind while doing so.

Most people think they travel safely, but they actually don’t, according to Forbes.

Sometimes the unimaginable can happen. Just this week, a judge ruled that former ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews was owed $55 million after a video of her changing clothes was filmed by a stalker in the Nashville Marriott while she was traveling for business.

Here are a few tips on how to stay safe while you travel for work:

  • Keep your cell phone fully charged and on you at all times.
  • All Business recommends knowing how to operate your rental car as well as who to contact if it breaks down.
  • Make sure it’s safe to walk. Get details about the area from your hotel’s front desk.
  • When possible, get a hotel room above the ground floor – avoid rooms that have doors and windows that open to the outside.
  • Ask the front desk not to give out your name and room number and have them call if someone asks about you.
  • If you lose your key, get the electronic key card changed or ask for a new room.

The State Department has information about traveling in and out of the United States.

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