Maricopa, AZ, March 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The fact is that professionals seem more vulnerable to threats of mugging, carjacking, explosives, biological agents, blackmail, kidnap, and even murder while traveling. When on business, though, many professionals do not have the resources and comfort level enjoyed at home and some of the world’s top business destinations have frightening crime rates and terrible records of violence against foreign professionals.
If you are traveling somewhere where you will not know the language very well, be sure to invest in a good phrase book or take classes ahead of time. Have a reliable contact in place who is fluent in English and the language of your destination and learn where English-language services can be found.
Tuck your wallet away where it cannot be easily accessed and carry your laptop or other valuables close to you at all times to prevent theft. Always keep a close eye on car keys and hotel room keys. Carry ID with you in case you do run into trouble.
Be on the alert any time it appears that someone is trying to distract you. Do not simply hop into taxi cabs - some cities are notorious for fake taxi cabs driven by criminals who prey on tourists.
Have a list of phone numbers in your wallet - places you can contact locally for assistance. Register with your embassy or consulate so that you can be found in case of a problem.
Criminals will often pose as someone non-threatening, so be careful who you speak with and who you allow into your hotel room or office. Always meet strangers in public, well-lit areas.
If you do not have to bring your family, consider leaving them as you travel.
Do you need a bodyguard? "If you are traveling to an unsafe destination, the answer is yes," says Martice Berry, President of EEP. "If you are at risk or are traveling in riskier areas, executive protection and bodyguards can ensure that you stay safe," adds Berry. These professionals can run threat assessments, can offer surveillance, and can physically protect you - and your family - from harm as you travel.
Founded by a team of police officers with over 27 combined years of law enforcement experience, EEP draws upon its extensive background and training to provide a high-level of service that includes the discretion and professionalism that is unmatched by other security companies.