[Five Ways to Avoid Being Kidnapped and Held for Ransom]
Don’t show your itinerary to anyone that doesn’t need to know. If you are renting a car, always check in and around the car before you enter the vehicle. Always keep your gas tank half full.

Avoid illegal taxis and only use taxis or chauffeurs that have been vetted by your company or organization. Avoid taxis with a passenger already in the front seat and don’t share rides with strangers. Avoid traveling alone if possible. Avoid spontaneous or unscheduled trips to unfamiliar locations. Avoid travel to rural areas. Lock your car or taxi door and keep the windows up all the time. Let others know where you’re going.