Traveling for business or pleasure both encounter some level of risk. It's important to understand your risk before heading to a destination, and that's where solutions such as those provided by WorldAware come into play. The Washington Post interviewed security professionals, Bruce McIndoe among them, to educate summer travelers on travel safety and how to protect themselves.
A few key tips provided are as follows.
- Find out everything about your destination before you leave.
- Be vigilant of your surroundings when you arrive at your destination.
- Pay attention to news and weather so you are not caught off-guard in a risky situation.
- Check the US Department of State's travel advisories.
Bruce McIndoe added that "travelers tend to focus on the wrong things when they assess travel risks. Many worry about terrorism or violent crime when there are far more likely risks."
"'The most common dangers that travelers face are accidents, health issues and nonviolent crime,' McIndoe says. 'Road safety is a big issue for travelers — this is both being in a vehicle and as a pedestrian. Car accidents and being struck by a vehicle are the most prevalent incidents when people get hurt or are killed.'"
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