A Zooming.co Journey opens up a world of excitement, wonder and opportunity. With that, there are inherent risks and rewards beyond which you could reasonably expect by staying at home. Some of the reasons you may be exposed to different and broader experiences and risks include:
Zooming.co takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.
“The door to safety swings on the hinges of common sense.”
There are a number of things that you may do before even leaving home that will help you to have a safe and enjoyable travel experience.
Our adventures travel to some exciting and far off places. With that, comes exposure to new and unfamiliar bugs, viruses and infections. Consult you local medical professional well before leaving home. You may need injections to prevent against common diseases’, and they may need some time to incubate before they are effective. Your medical professional or travel clinic will advise on what is needed.
We also ask you to complete our online medical questionnaire. This will help us to give you the assistance you need while with us, and allow us to give special attention to those who need it.
The travel experience will expose you to many different types and forms of transport, and many risks and rewards. Some of these may be familiar to you and just a matter of commonsense, and some may not. Take note of the top 5 tips below, received from experienced Zooming.co travellers:
Accommodation is generally considered a safe haven for weary travellers. However the reality is it is often the most likely place that accidents and thefts occur. The following things can be done to increase your personal safety as told to us by fellow travellers:
One of the great ways to experience a new destination is to simply immerse yourself into it! However, as with anywhere, there are select elements of the local community who prey on the vulnerable. We have received many tips and advise from our travellers on the best way to do reduce vulnerability, and protect safety while enjoying the amazing sights. Some of these ideas may be simple commonsense, while others you may not have thought about. These are the top 10 ways to enhance your personal safety while out and about:
On your Zooming.co tour, you will have many included activities. All of the included activities are properly vetted and regularly checked by us. However, there will also be some free time for you to set off on your own. We ask you to use your discretion when considering optional activities directly with suppliers. Safety should always be your key consideration, as it is ours. Ask about their safety practices, history, insurance and emergency plans. Particular attention should be paid when water activities are involved, and always insist on travelling with a guide.
Some of our tours take place at a high altitude. Effects of altitude on the human body begin to appear at 1500 meters above sea level. It is possible that travellers at this altitude (and higher) may experience symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) also known as altitude sickness. In more serious cases AMS can progress to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). Both of HAPE and HACE are potentially fatal. It is very important that all travellers are aware of, and able to recognize, signs and symptoms of altitude on their body.
Zooming.co recommends that everyone, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions, seek the advice of their doctor regarding travelling in high altitude. Please provide a detailed copy of your travel itinerary to your physician so they may better assist you.
Common mild symptoms include headache, fatigue, nausea, stomach illness, dizziness, sleep disturbance and shortness of breath.
More serious symptoms include fever, dry cough, vomiting, bluish color on lips and fingers, difficulty breathing even when resting, lack of balance, loss of consciousness.
Some recommendations when travelling in high altitude
Golden Rules of travelling in high altitude
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