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When Disaster Happens, Does the State Department Know Where You Are?

Business travels are taking me to Veracruz, Mexico this week with anticipated future trips as well. There are no warnings to defer non-essential travel, though it isn’t the safest place to travel in Mexico either per this recent Mexico Travel Warning. Before I travel internationally, and especially to a place where safety may be a…

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International Travelers: Register with the State Department

What’s the impact on your business travels following the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed? Hopefully nothing at all. However, the State Department has warned Americans worldwide of “enhanced potential for anti-American violence” so be prepared. If you are traveling internationally, register your itinerary with the State Department‘s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).…

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