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Travel Safety. Tips for successful and safe business travel. Three Types of Safety. Physical safety Property safety Psychological safety. Pre-trip Preparation. Make travel reservations through Navigant Leave copy of itinerary with family member or co-worker

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Travel Safety

Tips for successful and safe business travel

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Three Types of Safety

  • Physical safety

  • Property safety

  • Psychological safety

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Pre-trip Preparation

  • Make travel reservations through Navigant

  • Leave copy of itinerary with family member or co-worker

  • Keep all travel documents in one place

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  • Leave valuables at home

  • Empty wallet of unnecessary credit cards

  • Pack lightly or use bigger suitcase

  • Bring a small flashlight

  • Do not lock suitcases

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Clearing Airport Security

  • Print boarding pass in advance

  • Minimize luggage

  • Bring laptop computer only if absolutely necessary

  • Wear easy-off shoes

  • Don’t carry large amounts of change or keys

  • Be aware of underwire bras and body piercings

  • Have a sense of humor, but don’t make jokes about security

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On the Aircraft

  • Put heavy luggage under seat rather than overhead

  • Listen to flight attendants’ safety advisory

  • Identify two nearest exits

  • Avoid heavy alcohol consumption

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Leaving the Airport

  • Move with calm confidence

  • Use only clearly designated taxis and shuttles or reputable car rental companies

  • Keep close tabs on your luggage on hotel shuttle buses

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In the Rental Car

  • Mapquest driving directions prior to departure

  • Become thoroughly familiar with car before leaving the lot

  • Place luggage and other items in trunk, if necessary

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At the Hotel

  • Avoid hotels with exterior corridors

  • Request rooms on 2nd – 4th floors

  • Be discreet about room number and location

  • Maintain credit card and identity security

  • Use bellhop or a buddy to ensure room is empty

  • Locate nearest fire escapes

  • Use deadbolt locks at all times

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At the Hotel

  • Be careful about ordering room service or pizza delivery

  • Use in-room safe for valuables

  • Keep coat, shoes, purse, flashlight, and room key together in one place for quick escape

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At Your Destination

  • Shield credit cards from view during transactions

  • Use hand or body to block view of calling card and ATM transactions

  • Divide your money – take only what you’ll need out of hotel safe

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At Your Destination

  • Be very aware of pickpocket scams

    • The Pickpocket Duo

    • The Purse Cutter

    • Children as thieves

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International Travel

  • Take copies of all travel documents and keep them separate from originals

  • Keep phone numbers for hotel and American Embassy with you at all times

  • Keep prescription drugs in original containers and carry copy of prescription

  • Learn key basic phrases in foreign language prior to arrival

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International Travel

  • Maintain a low profile – avoid being obviously American

  • Avoid being near large demonstrations

  • Stay in “American” hotels and areas – or not?

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Travel safely!

Be successful!

Have fun!