Travel Planning
Concerned companies and individuals are becoming more aware of the“avoidable dangers” of business travel and have started exploring their options to reduce both the risks and the liability factors. When traveling, certain events are generally considered beyond a person’s control.   


These include:

  • Terrorism
  • Natural disasters
  • Infectious diseases
  • Common accidents

However, the need for Travel Planning has never been greater, and companies are taking responsibility (legally and ethically) for training their employees. Precautionary and preventative actions can greatly reduce many risks, especially when it comes to abductions and kidnappings.

Travel planning, especially pre-travel assessments, risk evaluation, and threat mitigation allow companies and individual travelers to make informed decisions regarding safety while reducing the ramifications of potential legal and financial liabilities.


Travel Planning, Travel Risk Management, and Situational Awareness


Travel Planning (also considered Travel Risk Management or Mitigation) is a proactive approach that a traveler performs prior to, during, and after their trip. The intent is not to just respond to a crisis, but if possible, to prevent/avoid a dangerous situation. A focus on Situational Awareness is key when considering:

  • Destination Research
  • Education
  • Risk Exposure
  • Response Plans
  • Emergency Action Plans (how-to-react)

Communication is the other key element for pre-travel planning. This consists of primary and alternate methods, contingencies, and emergency communication plans. 


Travel Planning Training


Our Travel Planning and Abduction Management training is designed to provide the skill sets required to mitigate the risk of abduction or hostile acts. 

The SBS Training Staff is composed of career Special Operations personnel and Subject Matter Experts who have traveled the globe and have utilized Travel Planning in every aspect of their deployment or assignments. 


Participants will understand the importance of:

  • Information research
  • Travel planning prior to departure
  • Information gathering
  • Information analysis during travel and upon reaching the final destination
  • Reporting/sharing information after returning to their place of origin

Participants will learn and understand planning considerations and how proper travel planning will help mitigate risks and/or security issues during travel and while visiting future locations.           

Topics of instruction include:

  • Medical / Field First Aid Techniques
  • Documentation
  • Communication Plans
  • Financial Considerations and Options
  • Locations
  • Situational Awareness
  • Airports and Airport Security
  • Hotels and Hotel Security
  • Transportation Issues and Security
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Information Gathering and Reporting

To learn more about Travel Planning Training, the Abduction Management Course, and our SBS Customized Training programs, please contact us. 

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