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Better Tips to Keep Up Security on Business Trips
by Eileen OShanassy Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:17
Whenever you go on a business trip, it is important you place an emphasis on your security along the way. If you are a leader in your company, this is especially important because the company may be held responsible if something were to happen to you or your business products on the business trip. Before leaving on your trip, take time to do research on different safety and security measures every business professional should know when on the road. Here are some tips to assist you in the process.
Carefully Research Your Destination
Do extensive research on the city, country, and neighborhood where you will be staying. Go on a travel related site or get a travel guide. The US Department of State has a website with profiles of every country in the World. You should be able to find information on topics such as potential national disasters, the crime rate, and past acts of terrorism.
Choose the Right Accommodations
This is very important if you are traveling to a new destination for the first time. Look at the different hotels in the area, and check all recent reviews by travelers who have stayed at these locations. Avoid staying at small or cheap hotels, as they may be in dangerous parts of the area where you will not be safe.
Look at Your Luggage
Do not take any items that cannot be replaced if they get stolen from you or if you lose them. This is especially true for laptops. Laptops are very attractive to thieves and the data is often difficult for a company to replace if stolen. Use a flash drive or memory card to make backup copies of sensitive information on your computer. Make sure you have detailed passwords that are difficult to figure out, and also make sure you are using encryption software. If possible, use high-quality Gear Shipping Cases to keep your laptop protected while you are in transit as well. A regular briefcase won’t hold up as well.
Get Travel Insurance
Most insurance companies have travel insurance policies that will cover you. These insurance companies offer a number that you can dial for assistance if needed as well. They can assist you if your credit cards or your passport get stolen. You can also qualify to get travel insurance through your credit card company.
Hire A Consultant Firm
There are firms that place an emphasis on travel security for professionals who travel often. They can provide information and training to travelers who are going to high risk areas. Professional bodyguards are also an option if you do not feel safe where you are going.
Always be aware of your surroundings and use good judgement if you decide to go out and explore the city. As you embark on your next business trip, remember to work first and play second, and stay safe while doing so.
About the author
Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking. Check out her Twitter @eileenoshanassy.