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“The danger which is least expected soonest comes to us.”

– Voltaire

Travel is a life imperative (in our humble opinion) but equally as important is the safety and security of the traveling community. Safe travel means safe journeys, so that your love for travel grows and you keep becoming worldly wise with each holiday trip.

We face numerous risks to our safety and security–a pandemic, social unrest, crime, natural disasters–so we have to be prepared for the unexpected.

William M. Jeffer (former President, Union Pacific Railroad Co. (1946)) said that “Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.” Thus, safety is about the protection of humanity as much as it is our personal self.

At the end of the day, the goals here are about your safety and security.

Safe travels!


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