Like so many business travelers I am on the road a great deal and even though I realize that I have to continue my international business dealings, I am at times concerned about international security issues. I try to prepare by knowing the location I am traveling too in detail, be cognizant of my surroundings and always travel light for fast movement.
In light of recent tragic global events I am determined not to allow these events stop me from growing my business. Travel in general is a large portion of what I do and I am the CMO and co-founder of two travel documentation companies; Travel Document Systems and Pinnacle Travel Documents. My position involves assisting travelers with their international visa and passport needs. Before I can assist our clients I need to be prepared and well researched.
I find international risk management companies such as INSSA and IJET useful because they provide specific country security assessments and applications that can be downloaded on smartphones or received via e-mail. This allows me to know if there are strikes, government tensions or extreme weather conditions in a certain part of the world that I am traveling too. These private companies are not swayed by politics so you receive the real time on ground information that’s not censored in any way.
I feel more confident traveling internationally when I have the real time security specifics as I want to be always informed and knowledgeable in reference to any destination I visit. I feel researching the security situation for a destination in advance causes me to have peace of mind and enjoy my travels.