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Depart Smart inspires, develops and transforms world travelers into safety heroes with travel safety education so they make informed decisions abroad to avoid risks, get help, return safely and report to protect others
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Preparing for Safety Abroad: 5 Travel Safety Tips to Share

Depart Smart has 5 travel safety tips to share to prepare for safety abroad. These travel tips are featured in the April edition of Worldwide ERC's Mobility Magazine. Worldwide ERC is a workforce mobility association whose purpose is to empower mobile people through meaningful connection, unbiased information, inspired ideas and solutions. In the Mobility [...]

By |2020-05-13T12:50:28-06:00May 13th, 2020|News, Safety|Comments Off on Preparing for Safety Abroad: 5 Travel Safety Tips to Share

Depart Smart at MERC 2020 | Passion for People

The Depart Smart team enjoyed furthering travel safety at the 36th Annual Minnesota Employee Relocation Council (MERC) Conference on February 18, 2020. The theme of the conference was Passion for People - Enhancing the Relocation Experience. Executive Director Lana Weber and Business Development Manager Daniyela Perzhu presented on the importance of travel safety preparedness [...]

By |2020-04-23T10:51:31-06:00April 22nd, 2020|Events|Comments Off on Depart Smart at MERC 2020 | Passion for People

COVID-19 Adjustments at Depart Smart

Depart Smart remains committed to serving those who are in need of travel safety tools and resources. General Operations While our offices are closed, the Depart Smart team is working remotely and will continue to answer your questions via phone or email. In-person meetings are taking place as phone or video calls. Speaking and [...]

By |2020-07-08T10:24:18-06:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Adjustments at Depart Smart

Travel Safety Perspective from a National Security Expert

By Aimee Fluitt September 11, 2001, was my first day at my new office in the Washington, DC area. I had transferred in from Seattle and had spent the weekend unpacking and settling in. That Tuesday morning, I was driving down the highway on the east side of the Pentagon when I [...]

By |2020-03-17T11:00:57-06:00March 11th, 2020|Safety|Comments Off on Travel Safety Perspective from a National Security Expert

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): What You Need To Know Before Traveling

The Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a global emergency When it comes to the global spread of outbreaks, travel is usually how illness is spread quickly from country to country. The Coronavirus outbreak has been declared a global emergency with the U.S. blocking travel to and from China. What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a [...]

By |2020-03-04T14:38:36-06:00March 4th, 2020|News, Safety|Comments Off on Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): What You Need To Know Before Traveling

What to Do If an Earthquake Strikes While Traveling Abroad

Photo by Martin Luff Across the world, more than 14,000 earthquakes occur every year. Although most of those earthquakes are magnitude two and below, a magnitude seven earthquake occurs at least once a month. Even more severe earthquakes of magnitude eight and higher occur once a year, and there is no telling when or where any [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:02:37-06:00February 4th, 2020|Safety|Comments Off on What to Do If an Earthquake Strikes While Traveling Abroad

Give to the Max Day | 2019

Give to the Max Day Early Giving begins November 1! Minnesota's giving holiday is back on November 14! Last year, more than 70,000 people gave $21 million to their favorite causes during Give to the Max, a new generosity record! Stay tuned for more updates about this year's celebration of nonprofits and schools all [...]

By |2019-10-30T12:29:56-06:00October 30th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Give to the Max Day | 2019

Going Abroad? What You Need to Know about Express Kidnapping, Ransom, and Extortion

Travel begins with the excitement and the joy of being able to fulfill our inner wanderlust. We all dream of having the ability to travel and experience the enchantment of seeing new places, enjoying new foods, and taking in new cultures. In most cases, however, most of us are not fully prepared for the [...]

By |2020-02-10T15:17:05-06:00September 17th, 2019|Safety|Comments Off on Going Abroad? What You Need to Know about Express Kidnapping, Ransom, and Extortion

Depart Smart Partners with G3 Passports and Visas on Lifesaving Travel Safety Emergency Preparedness

Depart Smart™ Inc. is partnering with G3 Global in lifesaving ways. Traveling abroad is an exciting enticement, but it can also be stressful. In fact, the World Health Organization cites psychic trauma as the leading cause of emergency evacuation. It can be especially taxing when someone you live or [...]

By |2019-12-16T13:51:38-06:00August 27th, 2019|News, PR Moments|Comments Off on Depart Smart Partners with G3 Passports and Visas on Lifesaving Travel Safety Emergency Preparedness

Top Ten Passport and Visa Tips for Safe Travel

Traveling can be a rewarding experience - when you are prepared. It can be devastating when you are not. No one told the founders of Depart Smart about the Passport Validity Rule when their sixteen-year-old son Tyler traveled to Japan on a student trip. They thought they would be able to get to [...]

By |2019-08-14T13:16:06-06:00August 14th, 2019|Safety|Comments Off on Top Ten Passport and Visa Tips for Safe Travel
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