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Consumer protection is poor in the $7.8 trillion travel and tourism industry.

No one warns anyone before they buy a trip or board a plane about potential risks to their health and safety in the destination country. There are no trusted critical incident reports on deaths, injuries and missing persons who travel abroad.

Depart Smart is developing the first consumer travel safety course with tools to help you identify and mitigate risks so you can advocate for yourself, get help and return home safely to the people and places you love.

The only surprises should be good ones!


What Every Traveler Needs To Know About Luggage Locks

April 19th, 2017|0 Comments

No one wants to have their things stolen, especially from their luggage. But it happens so often CNN published an article describing how hidden cameras have been used to catch airline [...]

Earth Day: Love the world you travel

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

For many people, April means taking advantage of springtime and spending time outside with nature. April also means celebrating our beautiful blue planet. Earth Day happens on April 22 every year. [...]

Traveling abroad? Lifesaving cell phone tips

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Lost without your cell phone?  Most of us are accustomed to being a click away from our contacts, the Internet and many useful apps on our smartphones like the camera [...]

Sixth-annual Depart Smart gala will reveal a powerful new safe travel tool to attendees, and pay homage to founders’ son

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

This year’s popular Around the World Safely benefit will feature a Japanese theme, plus live entertainment and upscale silent/live auctions       Global travel is about to get safer. On May [...]