A recent article in Forbes documented the trend towards luxury travel. More and more travelers want unique, personalized experiences. That might include a cooking class in Paris, France, or a remote trip to Borneo. So many intrepid travelers are attempting to scale Mount Everest that the New York Times reports there can be “traffic jams” on that mountain. It seems that no place on planet earth is too remote for the most intrepid travelers. Who doesn’t love travel? Who doesn’t love a unique experience somewhere on our great planet, whether it’s something that relates to human culture like a trip to Rome, or something that relates to nature like a trip to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia? Continue reading

You wouldn’t leave home without your car keys, wallet, or your beloved smart phone, right? Well, many international travelers are smart enough to think about purchasing travel insurance for issues such as health insurance coverage while abroad, not to mention car insurance, etc. The old adage of “Don’t leave home without it,” often extends to both business and pleasure travelers when traveling overseas. Continue reading

A recent article offered a peek at the top destinations American travelers are seeking out for road trip adventures. They begin with an international drivers’ license and insurance coverage…why not make sure they don’t end in disaster? Reliable emergency support- right from your mobile phone- could be the most important thing you take along on your next international travel adventure. How so? Continue reading

The Scout motto is “be prepared.” It’s such a perfect statement for boy scouts and girl scouts alike, because it encompasses the wide variety of tasks and situations that young people face as part of the program. Being prepared, however, isn’t just appropriate for children…it’s an important principle to carry throughout life. For business executives, preparedness can take the form of a travel safety app for corporate travelers.
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A recently released 2019 holiday travel guide by AAA lists several great holiday destinations. If international travel is on your mind this holiday season, how much does safety factor into your choice of destination? International travelers can face a spectrum of risks, particularly during holiday seasons. From pick pocketing and street robberies to medical emergencies, holiday travel can be fraught with scenarios that would be difficult enough to navigate at home. When they happen in another country, particularly where cultural and language barriers exist, they can prove even trickier to resolve. Continue reading

Recently, we read with great interest the Zimperium study on the privacy and security vulnerabilities of travel security apps, here. Ironically, travel security apps for both iOS and Android seem to play fast and loose with user security. That’s not a good thing. Fortunately, we believe that FoneTrac is largely immune from these problems for […]