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Top Travel Nightmares

TRAVEL THIGHTMARES Top •Over 26 MILLION BAGS go missing each year Luggage Lost •LAX HAS THE MOST BAGGAGE LOST out of all US airports, with over 12,000 TSA complaints each year •200 PHONES are lost in New York cabs each day (73,000 devices a year) Missing Mobile •11,000 MOBILE DEVICES were stolen at the top US airports in 2011 AVOID THESE AIRPORTS if you want to arrive on time (% of flights delayed): • Newark, NJ (EWR): 23.83% • San Francisco (SFO): 21.78% • Chicago Midway (MDW): 20.1% • Miami (MIA): 19.35% • Houston, TX (IAH): 19.29% Delayed Flight Long Lines •Budget cuts at U.S. airports in 2013 are expected to INCREASE SECURITY WAIT TIMES by up to 200% •89% OF PUBLIC WIFI HOTSPOTS are unsecure and open to hackers and identity thieves •Identity theft complaints doubled in the last 3 years-12 MILLION CASES OF ID FRAUD in the US alone in 2012 Identity Swiped Five of the largest cities exposed to NATURAL DISASTERS: Destination Disaster • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Droughts, floods • Kolkata, India: Cyclones, droughts, floods São Paulo, Brazil: Floods • Mexico City: Droughts, floods, landslides • Tokyo, Japan: Cyclones, earthquakes, floods •Every year, over 200 deaths are caused by HIPPOPOTAMUSES, and over 2,000 deaths are caused by CROCODILES. Animal Encounters •In 2012, there were over 1,000 UNPROVOKED SHARK ATTACKS •About 3,000 EUROS are tossed into Rome's Trevi Fountain each day Out of Cash •CARD SKIMMING AT ATMS throughout Europe resulted in losses of nearly 111 million Euros during the first half of 2011 •In one year (2010-2011) the State Department reported 253,037 LOST PASSPORTS and 60,984 STOLEN Passport Pilfered •10 WORST CITIES FOR PICK-POCKETING: Barcelona, Rome, Prague, Madrid, Paris, Florence, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Athens, Hanoi Reduce your risk of disaster Take HOTSPOT SHIELD VPN with you on your next trip. Using Hotspot Shield in WiFi hotspots secures you from hackers, malware and identity theft and gives you access to blocked websites and apps. Download now at: | ZDNet | MicroTrax | Travel + Leisure | Huffington Post | Allianz | US Embassy | TripAdvisor Hotspot Shield SOURCES: Politico | Florida Museum of Natural History | Yahoo! Voices | Diebold

Top Travel Nightmares

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Infographic showing the top 9 travel nightmares as experienced by travelers. It includes statistics and data related to common travel problems and issues.


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