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Is The Dominican Republic Safe?

The Dominican Republic is making news over violent sexual assaults and suspicious deaths of patrons at elite hotels. In the past year, nine US American citizens have died: Joseph Allen, 55 Lela Cox, 3 Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49 Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41 John Corcoran Robert Wallace, 67 David Harrison, 45 Yvette Monique [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:30:47-06:00June 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is The Dominican Republic Safe?

Making a massive splash in the Travel Industry

5 reasons why you should attend the 2019 Depart Smart Gala: #1: Travel is Awesome! The travel industry is the fastest-growing sector in the world. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)  travel and tourism grew 3.9 percent above global GDP growth of 3.2 percent, contributing a record $8.8 trillion and 319 [...]

By |2019-05-23T11:34:45-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making a massive splash in the Travel Industry

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

When Spring Break “Breaks” in Mexico

Mexico travel safety is a hot topic in 2018! Travel and tourism emergencies such as homicides, arrests, serious injury requiring medical evacuation, toxic gas leaks in vacation homes causing deaths, and hundreds of Minnesotans stranded in Mexico when a snowstorm forced Sun Country Airlines to cancel the last flight home are just a sampling of [...]

By |2018-04-19T12:50:57-06:00April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A first in commercial air safety history: ZERO deaths in 2017

Despite more flights than ever before, exceeding 100,000 flights per day worldwide, 2017 was the safest year on record for commercial air travel. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 estimates the fatal accident rate for large commercial passenger flights is now just 1 in 16,000,000 flights. While there were no deaths on commercial airline jets, [...]

By |2018-01-17T14:27:16-06:00January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Depart Smart group teaches travelers how to stay safe” – The Voyage Report Podcast

Learn how to stay safe while traveling in The Voyage Report's newest podcast: "Depart Smart: Group Teaches Travelers to Stay Safe." Inspired by the untimely death of her son, Sheryl Hill founded Depart Smart, a non-profit organization committed to preparing travelers for journeys abroad. Sheryl gives our Mark Albert a 10-question Travel Safe Quiz, [...]

By |2018-01-10T11:53:24-06:00January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments