Helping to mitigate travel risks and supporting travellers when something goes wrong
No traveller plans to be involved in a security incident, but incidents can – and do – happen. World Travel Protection global security specialists understand the risks and the potential impact that incidents have on travellers and those responsible for them. We’re here to help you navigate these situations with greater safety and ease.
Mitigating and Minimising Travel Security Risks
At World Travel Protection, our global security assistance services are proactive and insights-driven, aimed at preventing threats before they become an issue. Through our world-class technology and intelligence tools, we empower travellers and their risk managers to make smarter, safer choices before, during and after their travels.
“Our international security team has access to up-to-date intelligence that most travellers and corporations with travelling workforces do not,” says Rodger Cook, World Travel Protection’s General Manager – Security Services, who oversees intelligence-gathering operations from our state-of-the-art 24/7 Command Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
“Together, our travel risk management experts use our technology to help mitigate risks via real-time alerts delivered to travellers on-the-ground, wherever they may be.”
Our Travel Security Solutions for Travellers and Travel Managers
However, it also comes with a certain amount of risk. You never know what might happen while you’re on the road so having the right travel tools in place will ensure your business trip is successful.
At World Travel Protection our technology is transforming the corporate travel industry. Using our travel tools, you can send your business travellers abroad with peace of mind.
Having the support of the World Travel Protection team means business and leisure travellers can avoid risks and organisations can enhance security measures to keep their people safe.
Travel Assist App
Our World Travel Protection security experts and risk managers can keep in contact with travellers via our market-leading Travel Assist App. Its geolocation capabilities mean our security team can locate the user with pinpoint accuracy in an emergency to continually assess any potential risks and exit routes in real-time.
Our Travel Assist Portal contains detailed country and city guides that are continuously updated, providing risk managers with important information around a dozen different risk factors such as political instability, conflict, unrest, crime and natural or environment risks.. This information helps risk managers make informed decisions and mitigate risks.
Should a serious security incident occur, we can deploy our security assistance network to support the affected travellers. Working closely with your company’s representatives, we use actionable intelligence to give travellers clear instructions on what they must do to ensure they are removed from harm’s way.
To enhance traveller safety and help them mitigate potential risks, we offer our travellers and their risk managers invaluable security training. Conducted either on-site or via video call, our security experts can train travellers to spot and deal with potential security risks. We also offer bespoke training programs tailored to a company’s policies and procedures.
Expert Help When Security Threats Arise
“A lot of businesses – particularly small and medium-sized enterprises – don’t necessarily have the resources to identify threats and make informed decisions,” says Cook.
“By continually monitoring global threats from within our Command Centres, we can relay relevant information to travellers immediately via our Travel Assist App and to their risk managers via our Travel Assist Portal. This helps ensure travellers can make the right decisions at the right time and get help if they need it.”
General Manager – Security Services, Rodger Cook
Our Global Travel Assistance Services
24/7 Overseas Security Assistance
When a security incident – such as a riot, political uprising, terrorist attack or natural disaster – puts travellers or expatriates at risk, help is only a phone call away. Our emergency assistance team is available to offer support and advice 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via phone or our easy to use app.
Real-Time Security Alerts
Security threats can evolve rapidly and change fundamentally, and they can affect travellers on both short and long trips. Our automated pre-trip and mid-trip security alerts ensure we’re keeping our travellers continually informed of the most up-to-date security information affecting their plans and safety.
Should a traveller find themselves in an unsafe situation while overseas, our security assistance network can be deployed to support an evacuation. Updates via our Travel Assist Portal ensure their risk managers stay informed throughout the situation, giving them extra peace of mind.
Additional Security Training Solutions
Our World Travel Protection team also offers additional security training solutions to ensure travellers and their risk managers are well-prepared for a wide range of travel risks while away from home. Examples include:
- Active Shooter Safety Training
- Female Traveller Safety Training
- LGBTQ+ Travel Awareness Training
- Global Road Safety Training
Putting Traveller Safety First
“Forewarned is forearmed,” says Cook. “By monitoring security threats and risks, our teams are equipped to determine the actions required to tackle security challenges before they arise, helping us to protect and save our travellers lives.”
To learn how our cutting-edge travel security assistance technology can help support travellers and help businesses manage travel risks and security issues, simply fill out the form below.