Executive Security Service
In today’s tumultuous world, there are countless facets that an Executive Security Service agency must take into consideration when entrusted with an executive’s safety. A thorough agency will spend countless hours researching all areas of concern as well as all possibilities and scenarios that an executive may encounter while traveling. Although time consuming, the numerous hours of preparation and planning for an Executive Protection detail are absolutely essential to ensure that there are zero safety and security infractions. If you, or one of your company’s executives, must travel, it is a wise step to consult with a professional Executive Security Service agency. With global, high-profile clients such as the United Arab Emirates, members of the royal family members of Saudi Arabia, and major media organizations, Tullis Worldwide Protection has a proven track record as a global leader in Executive protection. When your security matters, you need Tullis Worldwide Protection!
Below is an article we found in USA Today. Although we certainly encourage executives to consult with a qualified Executive Security Service agency before traveling, we understand that there will always be those who prefer to travel alone. For those “do-it-yourself” types, please take the time to read the following tips which may increase your awareness and just may help keep you safe.
How to Research Executive Security Travel Risks
by Marlene Affeld, Demand Media
The continual threat of terrorism, infectious disease, violent political strife, war, mechanical failures and the devastating violence of nature are valid concerns for executives traveling to international destinations. Business travel often requires journeys to destinations we would never choose for pleasure or comfort. The prudent executive wisely researches the security risks inherent in every business trip.
Study and research medical care, the danger of infectious disease and prevailing sanitary conditions of the country to which you are traveling. View the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or call its office for current information on medical concerns in the country or region you are visiting. Request advice on immunizations suggested or required in the destination country.
Evaluate the political situation in the country or countries you will visit. Determine if social unrest, riots, military actions or insurgent activity presents a significant danger to your personal safety. Go online, watch television news and read the newspapers to broaden your understanding of activities happening at your destination.
Visit the the State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management’s website for the latest updated information regarding travel alerts for countries on your travel itinerary. The ACS implements the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of situations and events abroad that may affect security and safety. Travel alerts, country-specific information and timely travel warnings are all vital parts of this program. Interactive maps on the State Department website provide daily updated reports, medical advisory statements and vital information to travel safely to international destinations.
Inquire about different possible transportation options. Will you travel by air, mass transit, rail or automobile? Contact the carrier for possible delays, security concerns and travel advisories.