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Ways Travel Agents Can Best Inform Their Clients About Safety

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China Plans Major Cut in Number of Everest Climbers
China Plans Major Cut in Number of Everest Climbers

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Global Rescue Renews Support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
Global Rescue Renews Support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

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Is It Safe to Travel During Pregnancy?
Is It Safe to Travel During Pregnancy?

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Himalaya Snowstorm:  Rescuers Recover Bodies of Nine Climbers on Mount Gurja
Himalaya Snowstorm: Rescuers Recover Bodies of Nine Climbers on Mount Gurja

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Recovery of Nepal Climbers Delayed by Mountain’s Remoteness
Recovery of Nepal Climbers Delayed by Mountain’s Remoteness

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Himalaya Storm Leaves Nine Dead on Nepal's Mount Gurja
Himalaya Storm Leaves Nine Dead on Nepal's Mount Gurja

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Global Rescue 2019 Travel Safety Survey: Concerns Drop for Terrorism While Traveler Confidence to Europe Rises

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Global Rescue 2019 Travel Safety Survey: Concerns Drop for Terrorism While Traveler Confidence to Europe Rises

 

Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 12, 2019 – Nearly 90 percent of travelers expressed some degree of concern for travel safety this year, according to new findings in the Global Rescue 2019 Travel Safety Survey. The leading travel risk and crisis response provider of medical, security and intelligence, Global Rescue annually releases findings from its yearly travel safety survey. Compared to last year, 16 percent of travelers reported they are more concerned about travel safety in 2019, with most (82%), noting they are still as concerned as they were last year.

Among the top survey findings:

  • Terrorism is no longer a primary concern. This year, more than two thirds (69%) of respondents ranked crime atop their three greatest traveling threats, followed by health and medical issues (67%) and then terrorism (41%). Less than one quarter (22%) of respondents ranked terrorism as their number one threat, with 33 percent of respondents ranking health and medical issues as their top concern. In 2018, 40 percent of respondents ranked terrorism as the greatest threat to their travel.

  • Concerns over travel to Europe have subsided. This year, more than half of respondents (54%) plan to travel to Europe, which comes after 74 percent expressed at least some level of concern with travel to both Europe and the Middle East last year. The top four destinations in terms of concern this year are: Africa (87%), the Middle East (84%), South America (80%) and Asia (74%). Europe dipped significantly in the ranking with 66 percent reporting some concern. 
  • Travel concern overall is unchanged in 2019. Across the last two years, nearly 85 percent of respondents expressed some degree of concern for travel safety, at 87 percent in 2019 and 84 percent in 2018, respectively. 
  • Travel concerns are not impacting willingness to travel. Only six percent of respondents said concerns would have a significant impact on their travel. Nearly half (47%) reported their concerns would impact their plans “a little,” while 41 percent of respondents said their concerns will have no impact on their travel in 2019.

    Much like last year, 48 percent of respondents will do more research when it comes to their travel safety concerns, while 30 percent will do nothing at all and 25 percent will prepare themselves for a possible crisis.

    “I think we all take a risk every time we travel,” one survey participant said. “I understand the risks and try to make sure I am smart about the way I handle myself. I like to do some research on travel plans and destinations before I go to have adequate back up for mishaps.”

    In 2018, 22 percent of travelers said they would be willing to change destinations amid travel safety concerns, while only 14 percent reported they would change destinations entirely in 2019. While overall concerns won’t impact a majority of travelers, health and medical issues (29%) and safety and security concerns (28%) are the top two factors preventing people from traveling more. 
  • Concerns with travel to Africa have increased. This year, the number of respondents either “concerned” or “very concerned” with travel to Africa increased to 56 percent, which is up from 39 percent last year. In 2018, 17 percent of respondents reported they were “very concerned” with travel to Africa, which has grown to 30 percent in 2019.

“This year’s results are reflective of a relative decline in the worldwide threat of terrorism, particularly in Europe and Turkey, where attacks in previous years likely influenced the perception that terrorism was a major concern,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards. “Medical and health issues as well as safety and security concerns are the top two barriers to more travel in 2019. Global Rescue stands ready on both fronts to support and ensure its members can travel more.”

The Global Rescue 2019 Travel Safety Survey was conducted from January 24 through February 15, 2019. The study is based on a survey of 900 current and former Global Rescue members ages 25 to 70 or older, with household incomes of $35,000 to $200,000 or more.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

Global Rescue Renews Support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Protects Its Members

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Global Rescue Renews Support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Protects Its Members

 

Coral Gables, FL, January 16, 2019 – Global Rescue, the exclusive provider of evacuation and travel insurance services for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT), has reaffirmed its support of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's conservation efforts as a Bronze Corporate Sponsor.

“Global Rescue and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust value the importance of sustainable practices and share support for enthusiasts within the fishing world,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust members travel the world advocating for healthy fisheries and we prioritize their safety.”

Anglers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that Global Rescue is ready 24/7/365 with services from travel assistance to medical advice and emergency evacuations. Since 2004, Global Rescue’s hand-picked medical and security teams have performed more than 15,000 operations for individuals, families and enterprises. With its impressive track record, Global Rescue has become the travel protection service provider of choice for many of the world's largest companies, universities, and nonprofits.

“Global Rescue is a leader in the travel services industry,” said BTT President and CEO Jim McDuffie. “The company is a preferred provider for our members and, with this grant, is also continuing its generous commitment to the conservation of our flats fishery.”

About Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's mission is to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. As a science-based organization, BTT pursues this mission across the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean through research, conservation, education and advocacy. 

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, the Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

 

Global Rescue Deploys Teams to Support 2018 Climbing Season and Everest Summit Attempts

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Global Rescue Deploys Teams to Support 2018 Climbing Season and Everest Summit Attempts

Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 29, 2018 – 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. As climbers intent on achieving their own Everest summits are heading to the Himalaya in Nepal, Global Rescue is deploying its highly trained personnel to Nepal for the spring climbing season to conduct rescue and evacuation missions for climbers in distress. Global Rescue is the pioneering provider of worldwide field rescue, medical advisory and evacuation services.

2017 was Global Rescue’s busiest year on record for evacuations since the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  Last year, Global Rescue performed more than 100 rescue and evacuation missions in the Himalaya, including dozens on Everest.

Potential threats to climbers are numerous: altitude sickness, falls, avalanches, dehydration, frostbite, snow blindness and trauma, among others. When climbers become ill or injured, Global Rescue critical care paramedics and physicians perform evacuations, assist members during their recovery in Kathmandu, and help arrange appropriate transport to the member’s home hospital anywhere in the world.

Global Rescue has conducted rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal for more than a decade, and performs dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each climbing season. The company maintains close relationships with the major leading helicopter companies in Nepal.

Typically, hundreds of climbers attempt to summit Everest each spring. The 2017 Everest season saw nearly 650 summits and six confirmed deaths. A busy 2018 season is anticipated, in part because Nepal’s Department of Tourism will continue to honor the climbing permits from the 2014 and 2015 aborted climbing seasons.

While Everest is popular, climbers also flock to other mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Mera, Makalu and Dhaulagiri.

“Global Rescue personnel are ready on the ground in Nepal to support our members with life-saving rescue and evacuation services,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “We save lives, and we’ve been there for climbers pursuing their dreams for nearly 15 years.”

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, the Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

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Ann Shannon

Global Rescue

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Global Rescue Continues Support of Global Wildlife Conservation

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Global Rescue Continues Support of Global Wildlife Conservation

Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 19, 2018 -- Global Rescue, the leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, will extend its partnership with Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) for the 10th year, reflecting the company’s commitment to exploration and conservation efforts worldwide.

Global Rescue will sponsor GWC’s Wild Night for Wildlife on April 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas, a popular event celebrating GWC’s exploration of wildlands and protection of the world’s most threatened wildlife. Through June 30, 2018, the Sheth Sangreal Foundation will match 100 percent of all donations to GWC, including event sponsorships. Interested donors can go to GWC’s website and give online (https://www.globalwildlife.org/donate/) or over the phone at 512-593-1883.

Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC and its partners organize biodiversity expeditions to unexplored areas to further the organization’s mission of conserving the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding habitat and protecting wildlife.

Through the partnership, Global Wildlife Conservation staff and partners have access to Global Rescue’s advisory, field rescue, and evacuation services in emergencies in remote regions around the world.

“Global Rescue ensures that our scientists and conservationists in the field have access to lifesaving help if anything goes wrong in the many remote locations where we work across the planet,” said Wes Sechrest, CEO and chief scientist of GWC. “Our team and partners can travel the world to protect threatened species and habitats knowing that Global Rescue’s field rescue, medical, security, transport and intelligence services are behind them.”

“Global Rescue is committed to supporting the critical work of GWC’s critical science-based wildlife conservation activities,” said Daniel L. Richards, CEO of Global Rescue. “GWC’s dedication to preserving the world’s biodiversity is achieving tangible conservation results, and we could not be more proud to provide our support to such an exceptional organization.” Richards has served on GWC’s Board of Directors since it was founded.

About Global Wildlife Conservation

GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife and supporting guardians. GWC maximizes its impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. Learn more at http://globalwildlife.org

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, the Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Since the beginning of 2019, Global Rescue has successfully completed 59 operations in Nepal, with active personnel currently on the ground.

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