,br> Before leaving for your trip, try to get some prior information as to the rough layout of the airport where you will be arriving. This will help, to have a vague sense of where you should be going and where the taxis are located etc. Most airlines magazines in your plane will show you this.
Whenever possible, especially in certain countries, we recommend taking either the airport limousine, or a hotel pick up.
Never take a taxi that seems just to be hanging around offering its services when there is a taxi queue available.
Try to keep your wallet and valuables safely secured in a handbag or in one of your hand luggage that you keep with you at all times.
Change some money into the local currency before you depart. This gives you one less thing to worry about, and will stop you from pulling a large amount of money out at the airport arrivals.
Keep a small amount of this local currency, easily accessible in a pocket or something, and away from the majority of your well earned money. You will need sufficient for the ride into town, a tip (check pevious post on tipping) and a little for unforeseen needs like toll ways or a bottle of water.
If you have not been able to find anything about the airport that you are visiting then ask one of the airline staff, or the government tourism booth (if they have one at the airport) for some assistance, or tips on the best way of travelling.
Most countries are very safe, but in others it is really very advisable to take as many precautions as possible. No matter what, the most important is that you have a great holiday.
Enjoy your trip!
JB @ PARADISE