Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tips on surviving a holiday emergency

Quite often we read in newspapers and see in news channels that some tourists are taken hostage or due to natural calamity tourists are facing casualties or risk of life. These emergencies are out of our hands and unpredictable, however with knowledge of first aid basic techniques we can cure life threatening injuries or if not cure but prevent life’s threat and with presence of mind we can minimize chances of casualties.

So, if you’re traveling on holidays to India or if you’re planning a Indian holidays then you must have basic knowledge of first aid and also you should be aware of that under hostage situation what you should do and how you should do. There are weekend courses available with Indian holiday packages that can train you to face worst case scenario. These courses are designed you to make you experience worst case scenario under the guidance of experienced people from military background and adventure sports.

Holidays to India are most preferred by tourist around the world, and also because of the impressive law and order situation. Nevertheless, no country is unaffected by terrorism and crime.

Tourists are the soft targets for taking hostage world over. So, training in how to deal with hostage situation is important for tourist to experience and learn. There are India holiday’s packages that offer you such training courses with your Indian Holidays plan. 

Few tips are given below that you can follow in hostage situation.

Analyze your situation and surroundings meticulously. Use your presence of mind make sure you’re calm and see if you can use anything around you like tools, scrap etc. Also help other hostages to calm down and connect with them without letting your captors know about it by using gestures and eye contact but be cautious while doing this.

Accept captor’s offer of food and other comforts because it’s important that you’re remain healthy and fit in hostage situation. Check your hygiene and cleanliness, and help others. If children and women are in your group then keep them in center of group and keep an eye on captor’s behavior against them. Be mentally strong, keep your fortitude and remain united.

As soon as rescue team reaches make a group and stay together. While escaping do not hurry and keep your body low.

Do not escape alone because this can put people left behind in danger. So, if you find most opportune time to escape then escape together with everyone.

Plan your Holidays to India with popular India tour packages with your specialized weekend hostage training course. It might seem such a possibility rare and remote but such training course can boost your confidence and make you feel secure on your tours. However, as the saying goes today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement, so it’s better to prepare today rather than waiting for such a crisis. 


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