Thanks to terrorism, crime statistics and media reports - especially the TV news at night - people are more concerned about their welfare while travelling than ever before. Hijackings, bombings, pickpockets, purse snatching and other thefts provide a long and depressing list of possible hazards. Due to terroristic threats in Europe, some people have opted to stay home or changed their plans to travel domestically or closer to home in the Western Hemisphere. Business meetings and conventions, in particular, have been rescheduled from Europe to sites in the Caribbean and Hawaii. Travellers, venturing virtually anywhere today, carry an extra piece of psychological baggage: uncertainty. How valid is this feeling uncertainty? What are the actual chances of being the victim of terrorism or crime while travelling. The effort it takes to create a good security program is not that great. It doesn't require much time, nor need it cost alot of money. But you do have to do some thinking about your travels, advance planning, and implementation of security measures. It's really a matter of using common sense.
And 'Travel Safety' tells you exactly what you need to do in order to enjoy time away from home with minimum worry about security.
Jack Adler is a widely published travel writer/columnist with several books to his credit including The Consumer's Guide To Travel, Southern India, Exploring Historic California, Travel Safety (co-authored), and There's A Bullet Hole In Your Window. He teaches travel writing courses for UCLA Extension and the Writer's Digest School.