Personal Security: A Guide for International Travelers, 1st Edition

  • Tanya Spencer
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466559454
  • ISBN-13: 9781466559455
  • DDC: 910.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Maintain peace of mind while you are working or living abroadwherever and however you travel.As an international traveler, you know there are risks. But are you doing everything you can to protect yourself and your belongings? Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, Personal Security: A Guide for International Travelers enables you to prevent security incidents and react in life-saving ways during a crisis. This comprehensive manual answers questions such as: Which criteria should you use for selecting the safest hotel or airline? How to deal with corrupt officials? What are special considerations for women, families, elderly, or travelers with disabilities? What support can you expect from your organization and what are your responsibilities?

Tanya Spencer has traveled extensively to high-risk destinations and has trained 1000s of people how to safely navigate the complexities of international travel. Emphasizing prevention, the book covers medical, cultural, and political considerations, so you understand exactly what you must do before and while you are abroad. It provides flexible frameworks, models, and tools that allow you to easily apply the wealth of tips and advice to any travel situation you might face. Before your next trip, benefit from these time-tested strategies for proactively managing travel risks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Praise for the Book.
Before You Go.
1: Proactively Analyzing the Risks.
2: Personal Considerations and Vulnerability Analysis.
3: Building Situational Awareness.
4: Planning and Preparing.
5: Organizational Considerations.
6: Political Considerations.
7: Cultural Considerations.
8: Medical Considerations.
9: Insurance.
10: Personal Belongings and Documents.
11: Information Security: Identity Theft and Industrial Espionage.
12: Communication Equipment and Procedures.
13: Airports and Airlines.
14: Transportation.
15: Accommodation.
16: Home Protection.
17: Well-Being: Dealing with Fear, Anxiety, and Insecurity.
18: Worth Knowing, Before You Go: Chapter 1 Summary.
19: References.
While Traveling.
20: Understanding the Potential Risks While Traveling.
21: Personal Considerations.
22: Implementing Situational Awareness.
23: Preparedness.
24: Organizational Considerations.
25: Political Considerations.
26: Cultural Considerations.
27: Medical Considerations.
28: Insurance.
29: Personal Belongings and Documents.
30: Information Security: Identity Theft and Industrial Espionage.
31: Communication Equipment and Procedures.
32: Airports and Airlines.
33: Transportation.
34: Accommodation.
35: Crime and Corruption.
36: Well-Being: Stress Management.
37: Worth Knowing, While Traveling: Chapter 2 Summary.
38: References.
Extreme Risks.
39: Preventing and Reacting to Extreme Risks.
40: Surveillance.
41: Kidnapping.
42: Sexual Violence.
43: Carjackings.
44: Demonstrations and Riots.
45: Plane Crash.
46: Medical Emergencies.
47: Terrorist Attacks.
48: Worth Knowing, Extreme Risks: Chapter 3 Summary.
49: References.
Further Reading and Resources.