May 25, 2019 – New York, NY. IMG GlobalSecur, a leading international corporate security consulting firm, is proud to announce a new blog post on the use of travel safety apps as persons use ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft when traveling abroad. Ride-sharing in a foreign country is particularly dangerous, as tourists are notoriously vulnerable to theft and crime.
In addition, the post recommends that interested persons check out the FoneTrac travel safety app. The app is an award-winning solution that connects to a back-end service (GlobalSecur) that offers real-time, and real-person assistance to travelers. With global reach, the app is an ideal complement to any plans to travel abroad, whether for business or pleasure.
“Ride-sharing apps provide a useful service in many cities and are generally very safe,” explained Chris Hagon, CEO of IMG GlobalSecur. “However, when one travels abroad as a tourist one is vulnerable, because one tends to stick out a bit like a sore thumb, and so a travel safety app can provide additional security.”
Interested persons can read the full post at https://www.theimg.com/blog/2019/05/ride-sharing/. Persons who would like to know more, including bloggers and journalists, are encouraged to reach out for a consultation via the website. The principals at IMG GlobalSecur are recognized international travel security experts and have been interviewed by popular media, including the New York Times.
TRAVEL SAFETY APPS BRING MORE SAFETY TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Here is background on this release. Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft are popular not just here in the United States but in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, China, and Canada. Both business and pleasure travelers enjoy the convenience of these apps when they travel in a foreign country as the apps make hailing a taxi simple, even if one does not speak the local language. In addition, the security of the apps – while imperfect – is useful, as the app generally knows both passenger and driver. That said, tourists are vulnerable to fraud and can be picked up by a nefarious driver who isn’t actually a verified driver of one of the services. Alternatively, being in a foreign city is always a challenge, and tourists always make “good” targets for criminals. Downloading and installing a travel security app, as the post explains, is a good step towards increasing one’s travel security.
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