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The Dangers of Private Air Travel

Flying Into Danger

 It's not something we like to talk about but bad things happen to good people, even good entrepreneurs who are on the road to follow the prosperity of their company. But in some cases, there may be some real travel threats on your way to your business destination. This is especially true today in the age of terrorism where a trip to Europe or the Middle East can mean that some real danger may loom over while traveling.

Our task as responsible adults is to think about the risks that could occur on an upcoming business trip and assess that risk and either approach the business goal differently or prepare accordingly. The first step if you suspect that your next business trip may be dangerous either due to political turmoil, bad weather or other reasons, is to make an honest review of the importance of this trip. If you can achieve his goals from the trip without putting yourself or your business partners on a harmful path, it will be better than a potential disaster on the road.

If the trip seems to be still out of reach, be sure to know everything you can know about your destination, recommended safety precautions, and the nature of the potential danger. The U.S. Department of State keeps its website updated on the nature of the potential security risks in http://www.travel.state.gov.

The next step to preparing for a business trip that can be dangerous is to secure your documents two and three times. You can make scanned copies and photos of your important personal documents such as your passport, visa, driver's license and other important ID cards that you must have abroad. By leaving copies of them at home where a contact person can access them and uploading digital copies to a public folder that you can access anywhere you can find online, you give yourself a safety net in case these documents disappear. Also check the status of your travel documents and get our renewals now if there is any possibility that one of them will expire while you're on the road.

If you're traveling to one or more foreign countries, familiarize yourself with the location and phone numbers of U.S. embassies in those countries. By getting this information about your person as you move from one country to another, you're ready to move quickly if you need to contact them to help you get out of the crowd.

If you run into trouble and need medical help, you should have on your person your important personal data that can be used to get help quickly. You can print a card with your name, the names of people to contact in an emergency, your blood type, medical details such as allergies to note, important medications you may have that can help you if you're physically in need and anything else the average person might need if you're in a remote place in dire need. For added security, this card is able to communicate your important data, you can translate it into the language of the country you are visiting so that there is no delay as local people work in the field of health or public service for help.

The more prepared you are for your trip, the better prepared you will be to respond to problems or even avoid trouble altogether if they occur. By understanding local customs and what to do in an overseas emergency, you can respond calmly and quickly to the crisis and secure yourself, your business partners and property early and quickly. Then if the danger is receding upside down, you will be well prepared to study its impact on you.