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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

SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

Join Depart Smart at the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference August 9-13, 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. SYTA Annual Conference offers a relaxed yet business focused setting for tour operators, group travel planners and business partners to meet, learn and connect with each other. Register for the SYTA Annual Conference [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:33:34-06:00July 15th, 2019|Events, News, Safety|Comments Off on SYTA Annual Conference | Travel Safety Seminar

Webinar: Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Wednesday June 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT Presented by Sheryl Hill, Founder of Depart Smart Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, CEO of SYTA Sponsored by SYTA - the Student & Youth Travel Association  Learn how to help your traveling students become safe global citizens in this webinar presented by Depart Smart Founder [...]

By |2019-06-13T12:30:48-06:00June 13th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Webinar: Transforming Students into Global Citizens with Smart Travel Safety Skills

Depart Smart Announced 2018 Health at Work Award Winner

Depart Smart has been announced a Silver winner of the 14th-annual Health at Work Awards sponsored by ComPsych, honoring organizations who promote employee health and wellness. Winners were selected based on their wellness program’s comprehensiveness, delivery, promotion, participation rates and results achieved. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is [...]

By |2019-01-07T12:41:34-06:00January 7th, 2019|News, PR Moments|Comments Off on Depart Smart Announced 2018 Health at Work Award Winner


JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN, FUNDRAISING & FINE DINING Come celebrate the travel safety movement that Depart Smart is leading. Depart Smart's Travel HEROES Safety Training has directly helped multiple travelers avoid injury, illness, or death abroad, and has given peace of mind to countless others. 18 per 100,000 students die studying abroad [...]

By |2019-05-28T15:49:36-06:00December 11th, 2018|Events, Gala|Comments Off on YOU’RE INVITED!

Trip Insurance vs Travel Insurance | What’s the difference?

Shockingly, most travelers do not protect themselves or their families with travel insurance! Whether you're a vacationer, a travel agent, a tour leader, or an employer, when your family and clients are traveling for work or vacations abroad, your number one priority is that they return happy, healthy, and on time. One of the things [...]

By |2020-02-04T13:52:03-06:00December 6th, 2018|Safety|Comments Off on Trip Insurance vs Travel Insurance | What’s the difference?

Alcohol “Don’ts” While Traveling Abroad

Shaken: The Dont’s of Alcohol Abroad is a report put out by the Overseas Security Advisory Council, a private sector collaborator with the Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Service. In the report, they outline incredible tips for alcohol consumption abroad. (They are relevant inside the United States, too!) Don't drink homemade or counterfeit [...]

By |2019-09-10T12:31:02-06:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alcohol “Don’ts” While Traveling Abroad

Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Senior Editor at Smarter Travel, Sarah Schlichter, composed the article 'Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip'. Depart Smart's Founder, Sheryl Hill is quoted in the article.  Schlichter writes, International travelers should keep in mind that certain medications—including many psychotropic drugs used to treat depression—are restricted or even banned in some parts of the [...]

By |2017-12-10T09:17:46-06:00September 16th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments

Check Out Our Incredible Ad in Travel + Leisure Magazine

Now announcing  the Premier Travel HEROES Safety Certification Course in the September "Travel Essentials" edition of Travel & Leisure  Magazine. Thank you AIG Travel and Media Relations for strategic sponsorships of our life-saving efforts! It is an honor and a privilege to help you travel like a hero with a custom Action Plan.  Get yours today!

By |2017-12-10T09:17:47-06:00September 5th, 2017|Safety|0 Comments
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