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.
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. [...]