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Depart Smart has identified a global problem most people don’t know they have until it’s too late.

Tourism consumer protection is sorely missing in the $7.8 trillion tourism industry which is almost 10% of the GDP. You can’t find a critical incident report on deaths, injuries and missing persons abroad to make an informed decision about whether to travel to a destination or not. No one warns anyone before they buy a trip or board a plane about potential risks to their health and safety abroad.

Students are especially vulnerable. They are 1 ½ times more likely to die studying abroad than in a car accident in the United States.

Depart Smart is developing the first consumer travel safety course to help you identify and mitigate risks, and advocate for yourself abroad so you can return home safely.

We want our travel safety users to report any problems they experience to help forewarn other travelers. Depart Smart will become the trusted tourism consumer safety resource, the place to go to learn about real issues from real people, whose stories never hit the press.

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Potable water – drink to your health abroad

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , |

Water is an essential part of life. It’s an essential part of travel, too. When you’re abroad, you should always consider safe, clean drinking water. Here’s why: Your heart will thank you: Hydration is a [...]

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#GivingTuesday – Altruistic giving extends your life and saves lives

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sheryl Hill, Founder and Executive Director Passionate about travel, cultural diversity, peace, and safety? Is your goal to advance a global cause, serve family and friends and engage in the betterment of society? Then please, [...]

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Keep yourself safe online abroad – IFFY MIFI WIFI

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , |

  Your internet presence is an extension of yourself. If you’ve got a smartphone, you might be banking, working, communicating and sharing exclusively on the web and on the go. Just as you need to [...]

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Safe travel – home for the holidays

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

The holidays are a family time, requiring some form of travel for many people. Whether it means trekking back home or joining your family at an exciting destination, here are a few tips to keep [...]

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Human Resource Professionals Holiday Party!

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Events|

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14 Ways to Prepare Emergency Contacts for Your Trip Abroad

By | November 10th, 2016|Categories: Featured|

Everyone going abroad should have an emergency contact or two, but who wants to think about bad stuff happening?  Getting caught in another country without help is a scary reality for many travelers and their [...]

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Mindful Safe Travel

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |

Awakening to a conscious travel safety reality is what we hope to share with the world. Learn from us. Prevent pain. Save a life! BEING MINDFUL Lengthy journeys to faraway places can be filled with [...]

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Depart Smart Gratitude Reception

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Events|

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