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Most companies understand their duty of care and duty to inform when skilled employees travel abroad for business. They invest in comprehensive resources and personnel to fulfill these duties. However, when those same employees take leisure trips or family vacations abroad, their well-being is not well-protected with travel safety tools and education. You need a way to help your employees and their families Depart Smart and stay safe when they’re traveling while abroad so they return healthy and happy to the people and jobs they love.
Unfortunately, a lot can happen to employees and their families abroad when they travel, explore, and take vacations abroad. In thousands of attempts, most people cannot score more than three correct responses on the Depart Smart Travel Safety Savvy Quiz. Here are a few examples:
Problem: Most people don’t know how to travel smart
In the United States Department of Commerce’s 2014 Outbound US Citizen report, two very compelling statistics show how unprepared US Citizens are when they go abroad. Of the nearly 31 million outbound United States travelers, 89 percent didn’t get pre-trip vaccinations and 72 percent didn’t purchase travel insurance. This means that most travelers are unprepared for their trips. 21.7-27.9 million people are at risk for travel related illness, injury and even death. Over 14 million US Citizens will return from vacation abroad with travel-related illness or injury this year.
The bottom line: When your employees and their families return from vacation abroad injured or ill, their productivity plummets and they are mentally and physically absent from work.