TTOT: Crossing borders

2014-02-11 14:12

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Every Tuesday at 11:30, we join the Twitter travel community to discuss matters that are relative to the travel industry, travellers and tourists. With each passing week in 2014, topics are becoming more interesting and beneficial for tips, equipping us for our next journey.

In today’s talk, we chatted about "customs and immigration". The majority of travellers highlighted Fiji as the world's most friendly customs/immigration agents. While others told stories of their toughest customs & immigration encounters.

Polite friendliness should be your go-to strategy

The travel tip that towered above all advice when entering a country and/or continent is to be polite. Friendliness is basically the go-to strategy for getting through customs smoothy, as well as making sure that all your documents are filled in and in order.

We've shared a few of our favourite answers that the Twitter travel community came up with and would love to hear your thoughts - so email us or post a comment below.

If you're a keen traveller who likes to share tales, tips and trifles with other wanderers, you should head on over to Twitter every Tuesday for Travel Talk on Twitter, also known as #TTOT.

Happening every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel Dudes, Roni Weiss and Runaway Juno; aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to share their experiences.

How it works: A new topic is introduced every week, so stay in the loop by keeping tabs on the TTOT Facebook group. The discussion is formed of five different questions relative to the topic. Each question is numbered; Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question, begin your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so you're included in the stream.

Check out the Travel Talk on Twitter Facebook page for updates about upcoming chats.

Q1. What strategies do you use to clear customs and immigration quickly?

Q2 Toughest customs & immigration you've encountered - share your story!

Q3 Where are the world's most friendly customs/immigration agents?

Q4 What's the first thing you do when arriving at a remote border post?

Q5 What is your top tip to clear immigration/customs?

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