What Type of Tourist Are You?
17 June 2019
When it comes to travelling, what type of tourist are you? Are you clued in or clueless? Take our short quiz to find out...
The taxi driver taking you to your hotel says his meter is broken, just as the journey has started. What do you do?
a. Check his meter works before starting the journey.
b. Tell him to stop and you’ll find a taxi with a working meter.
c. Keep going, sure the journey has started.
You want a group photo and a kind stranger has offered to help, all you must do is hand over your camera. What do you think?
a. Tell him, you’re grand, that you’ve a selfie stick
b. Size him up and see whether this person looks trustworthy and won’t run off with your camera
c. Hand your device over straight away, you’re delighted this thoughtful stranger has offered their help.
A friendly person has approached you with a free bracelet, as you go to walk off, they demand money. What do you do?
a. Keep walking and avoid interaction with the person
b. Hand the bracelet back and tell them you don’t want it.
c. Of course, you will offer them money for all their hard work.
You want to connect to WiFi to keep everyone updated about your holiday with social media posts. The restaurant, you’re dining in has WiFi. What do you do?
a. To be on the safe side, you set up your own VPN (virtual private network) which creates a secure connection between your computer and server
b. You ask the restaurant, do they have their own secure network
c. You connect to the first network you see available
The taxi driver taking you to your hotel suddenly tells that your hotel is closed. What do you do now?
a. You know this isn’t true, as you’ve already phoned ahead and confirmed your reservation
b. You’re not sure of what the taxi driver is saying but you tell him to take you to hotel anyway
c. You take the driver at his word, he knows the area and would know more about what is going on than you would. He will help you find alternative accommodation
Whilst getting money at the cash machine, a stranger wants to help to ensure that you’re not charged local bank fees. What do you do with this information?
a. Tell them, you’re fine and don’t need their help whilst covering your pin with your hand.
b. Listen to what they say, but don’t exchange information.
c. Let them help you, even giving them access to your card. Such lovely, helpful people in the town.
All done? Let's see what your score was.
Clued In Traveller
You’re well-travelled and clued in with all the scams. You check everything before leaving for your holiday, hotel booking, getting from and to the airport and are wary of kind strangers offering their help.
9 times out of 10 you’re aware of scams and don’t act on them. You’re hesitant and mindful on holidays,
Too Trusting Tourist
Oh dear. When it comes to scams, you are clueless, completely unaware of people trying to take advantage of you and only see the best in people, which isn’t a bad thing but being on holiday, you need to be on your toes so that you’re not a victim of a holiday scam.