Try to do hotel and location research prior to arrival. Always know where you will be staying the first evening. There should be no guessing or surprises with this.
*Pick a hotel in a safe neighborhood and/or near your meeting place.
*Pick a hotel based on the activities that you will be doing during your trip (like in a central location).
*Print out your reservation confirmation, especially if you booked it online.
*Call and confirm your booking directly with the hotel.
*Know the check-in and check-out times, and ask if there is a locked luggage room available.
*Be sure to check for the nearest exits and know the fire safety procedures. This information is usually located behind the door. Be familiar with the location of the stairs and the difference between the ground and the first floor as that may vary depending on which country you are visiting.
*Never let anyone unverified into your room. If someone claims that they are from maintenance or room service, call the front desk to verify.
*Use only your initials when making reservations and on your travel credit card. There should be no indication whether you are a female or male.
*Use a laminated business card on your luggage so your home address is not revealed in case your luggage is lost or stolen.
I hope that you have found these tips helpful and if so please share it with all of your friends!
Travel safe and remember, No matter where you have traveled to or where you may go to next…..Paris is always a good idea!