The easiest way to grasp the importance of assessing the degree of risk prior to traveling abroad is for all those intending to engage in such a venture to accept that kidnap and ransom is a billion dollar business and the affluent traveler is the commodity. Depending on the person, their title/degree of worth, and organizational affiliations amongst numerous other factors, your wholesale and retail price will be determined. Therefore, obtaining the following intelligence prior to venturing oversees is absolutely necessary:
- Local political climate
- Organized crime activity
- Propensity for kidnap and extortion
- Local economic strength
- General crime issues
- Health & safety risks
- Active terrorist groups
- Local corruption issues
- Local ethnic/religious issues
- Airport/travel terminal security
- Weather concerns
- Labor instability
- Recommended hotels/restaurants
- Roads not to travel, cabs not to take & rentals not to use
- All relevant emergency numbers, including U.S. embassy & trusted law enforcement officials
Due to the recent increase in threat levels abroad, Risk Control Strategies (RCS) has leveraged its expertise to create a proprietary intelligence practice to safeguard its clients while traveling internationally. International Travel Intelligence Network (ITIN) will provide intelligence for anyone looking to travel abroad. Whether it is a study abroad program or recreational travel, RCS will provide the information and intelligence needed to safeguard human life while overseas. As opposed to conducting online research, RCS utilizes proprietary resources through the utilization of human assets around the world to provide critical intelligence regarding the country of destination to include areas of travel, alerts and warnings, and overall crime and environmental issues. Also included, is information on safety, health, hotel/lodging, transportation and communication concerns that may be affected directly or indirectly by terrorism, religious, political and/or social tensions. The ITIN will identify restricted travel areas so that the traveler will know areas to avoid and furthermore allow the traveler time to adjust their itinerary for maximum safety. In addition, Risk Control Strategies will also provide the client with an emergency contact list in the event of an unforeseen overseas crisis.
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To download the Travel Intelligence tear sheet please CLICK HERE.