Family-oriented vacations are a tradition during the summer months. For this reason, employers who want to encourage a family-friendly company culture, may allow an executive’s family to join them on a global business trip.
Experiencing the adventure of world travel together can be exciting and educational for children, of course, and is perceived as a benefit by their executive parent. Other countries have many attractions to educate and entertain them while the VIP parent is conducting business. Some attractions may even look recognizable to US travelers, e.g. Disneyland and other experiences in foreign countries.
Theme parks continue to expand beyond the U.S. borders as they grow in popularity. Families on corporate travel can visit Disneyland in Paris or Hong Kong and recently, Shanghai, China. These overseas theme parks may appear familiar, but each is very different from their U.S. counterparts. Among foreign crowds, children can easily catch a virus they have never been exposed to before, thereby starting a “medical emergency.” No parent can control what a child touches 24/7. That is why employers should provide a medical travel safety app for an executive’s family to take with them. Indeed, these days the standards of responsibility dictate that employers should take the lead for their employees’ security, even when that employee is “off duty.”
Business Travel Security Extends to the Family when a Medical Emergency Occurs
Although children build up immunities to certain illness at home, a virus in a foreign country can be unfamiliar to their bodies and these can become life-threatening. Even when an employer has helped to prepare the family prior to a trip, a small child can still become ill overseas (or sometime it’s the “large” parent). For extra medical preparedness during summer vacation, the employer can offer the FoneTrac travel safety app to help support a VIP’s family. FoneTrac combined with GlobalSecur can help bring transportation and medical care to a feverish child wherever they are. It can also help navigate the city for quick results. Whether the parents need to buy cough syrup from a Chinese drugstore, or find a doctor through the German foreign healthcare system, GlobalSecur has 24/7 experts for worried parents to speak to.
Dangerous strains like the avian flu spread quickly through a large crowd. When an outbreak occurs, FoneTrac’s medical travel safety app will alert employees and their families of the danger. If an employee’s family becomes lost among other visitors at a popular tourist spot, FoneTrac can also help the VIP find them in the crowd. The FoneTrac travel safety apps work on Android and iPhone devices.
Keeping employees and their loved ones safe and healthy overseas can be a priority for companies. If your executives are travelling out of the U.S. with their families this summer, feel free to contact us for any medical or security concerns.