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 million jobs to the world economy.
The world is getting smaller by the second. A once remote place is now ‘a must’ destination. Travel has morphed into spontaneous adventures, creating lifetime friendships, acquiring new perspectives, much needed celebrations, relaxation and the list continues.
#2: Travel and tourism consumer protections have not kept pace with globalization.
Minneapolis based Depart Smart, an organization that equips you with travel safety ‘must know’ arsenal of protocols to follow when you are traveling abroad, is saving lives by helping you avoid risks by being equipped to get the best help so you can return safely to the people and careers you love.
#3: Students are a vulnerable population!
Students die more often studying abroad than people in car accidents. Most travel related deaths are preventable. Help save lives by advancing Travel HEROES standardized safety preparedness for youth and students – a very vulnerable population.
#4: SAVE LIVES! Become Part of a Travel Safety Movement
Join Depart Smart to to learn how to travel in lifesaving ways. Depart Smart is recognized as travel safety experts as seen on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Inside Edition, USA Today, Washington Post and more. Become a part of our travel safety movement – make a positive difference in an $8.8 trillion dollar global travel and tourism industry.
#5 Have Fun with a Purpose!
Hear stories of heroism and participate in live and silent auctions, dessert dash, and travel safety games. Have fun and meet like-minded people for a purpose!