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Those interested in taking Depart Smart’s Travel Safety Heroes course may pre-register here for just $50. After the course launches, the fee will be $100 and offered at TravelHeroes.org. This $50 buys a travel safety assessment, travel safety certification, and an individualized emergency action plan so you can get help and get home. In the future, we hope to offer travel perks as incentives to help people prepare for safe, rewarding journeys.

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WE ARE RAISING $800,000, while simultaneously developing and marketing the first consumer-driven, “Travel Hero Safety Certification” to help people depart smart with an action plan.  Pre-registering helps us fund our mission! 


Why travel safety education is needed:

  • 25.4 million US citizens go abroad every year, half travel alone. 2,000,000 of these travelers are vulnerable students.
  • No tourism consumer safety reports exist to help you make an informed decision. There are no safety warnings before you purchase a trip or depart.
  • Nine out ten US travelers do not get pre-trip vaccinations for their destinations.
  • Seven out of ten US travelers do not buy travel medical/evacuation insurance. It can cost $50,000-300,000+ to evacuate you or bring you home if you are hurt or seriously ill.
  • Most US travelers do not know the emergency number in foreign countries or how to ask for help in the local language.
  • Very few US travelers register their trips with the US Department of State to get alerts and support in case of a problem. They can’t help you if they don’t know where you are.
  • Being in another country alone, abused, hurt or sick without tools or resources can cost you more than money – it can cost you your life.

Help us protect the people you love with travel safety education and certification. Our model is built on more than ten years of survivor support and investigation. $50 can save a life.

Become a Travel HERO: 

Travel Safe with Action Plan from Depart Smart!

$50-100 Can Save A Life!

  • The Travel Hero Safety Certification is designed as a 60-minute courseAvailable mid-summer 2017, Depart Smart’s Travel Hero Safety Certification course is a web-based training program featuring fun, animated explainer videos. At the end of each chapter, participants play a game to test their knowledge, as well as earn badges and social media share rights. By completing the six chapters, participants will develop a personalized, downloadable, emergency action plan and receive a special Depart Smart Travel Hero Certification. Industry leaders who promote pre-travel safety awareness can earn Depart Smart’s Travel Hero Seal of Approval.  Each course chapter covers essential international travel safety information:
    1. Geopolitical. “You’ll learn how to use the State Department, and get a heads up on countries where U.S. employees have travel restrictions. You are subject to the laws and customs of the country you are stepping into. In some countries for example, you may be arrested for your sexual orientation or having premarital sex. This chapter also covers weather alerts such as hurricanes and landslides.”
    2. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at state department. “The State Department Foreign affairs office can alert us when things are risky around us such as airport strikes or major world events that may cause you to want to reroute your travel or evacuate. Your embassy can also notify you if something happens back home, if you register your trip in STEP.”
    3. Health and wellness. “Some countries require proof of vaccinations, yet according to the International Trade Association (ITA), about 9 out of 10 people don’t get vaccinations before their journeys. You have vaccinations and medicines for diseases common in the U.S. but not for those in other countries such as malaria, yellow fever, cholera, Japanese encephalitis and more. Travel clinics will also provide you with preventives to reduce your chances of getting sick from such things as non-potable water.”  /
    4. Geography and housing. “When you book trips online, the photos may not depict what’s there in real life. As I discovered during one trip it could be next to a human waste plant! This chapter shows you how to determine if you’ll be in a sketchy area or if the vacation spot looks like what it says online. You’ll also learn how to create a digital map that shows you how to get to nearby hospitals and other emergency services near you.”
    5. Travel insurance. “People often don’t understand the difference between trip cancellation insurance and travel insurance. As a result, ITA reports about 7 out of 10 people do not travel insured. Travel insurance is reasonably priced and can get you access to quality healthcare, a 24/7 hotline, kidnapping/extortion ransom insurance, legal referrals, bail bonds and even concierge service (such as if you need a converter to charge your smartphone). It can also help you bring someone home if tragedy strikes, which can cost $50,000-$300,000 or more.”
    6. Security and communication. “Not only do the emergency numbers vary by country but there may be a different number to call for an ambulance and the police. This chapter also helps you understand currency exchange rates and what to do if your passport is lost or stolen. You’ll also learn about standby satellite phones to use when cellular service is sketchy.”

     

    Pre-register to save

    Those interested in taking Depart Smart’s Travel Safety Heroes course may pre-register here for just $50. After the course launches, the fee will be $100 and offered at TravelHeroes.org. This $50 buys a travel safety assessment, travel safety certification, and an individualized emergency action plan so you can get help and get home. In the future, we hope to offer travel perks as incentives to help people prepare for safe, rewarding journeys.  

    “Every life is priceless. With this first-of-its-kind course, we are creating a world where we help each other travel safely.”

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR THE DEPART SMART TRAVEL SAFETY COURSE TO HELP  FUND OUR LIFESAVING WORK. You will be notified by email when the course is open.

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