Staying safe while traveling is one of the top concerns among travelers. Depending on your destination, there can be areas of political instability, violence or even just petty theft like pickpocketing. Travelers typically aren’t glued to the news while in a new city, so keeping tabs on the environment is challenging. But a mobile app has been developed that keeps travelers informed of the situations around them, including areas to avoid for various reasons.
RedZone is a safety mobile app that helps users remain aware of their surroundings. Thanks to geo-tagging capabilities and data gathered from local government agencies, travelers are updated when there is unrest nearby. Users can use the app’s map to plan out directions to a specific destination. If there is a reason a certain route should not be taken, RedZone will suggest an alternative route, complete with the approximate travel time.
Similarly to auto app Waze, users can submit information to the app based on their experiences or what they see in real time, such as reporting a theft in a particular area or sharing information about a nearby auto accident. Users can also share photos to offer as much information as possible.
RedZone isn’t limited to just travelers with mobile phones: The website is a constantly updated stream of incidents in six American states: California, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
You’ve seen the signs at the airport and watched with envy as other travelers sped through security and/or passport control, but what exactly are these programs so many travelers use to breeze in and out of airports, and how do they differ?
Somewhere between Paris, Provence and the border with Switzerland is the charming riverside city of Lyon, a burgeoning culinary capital in a country with one of the world’s best cuisines. Lyon’s reputation as a food destination grew within the past decade, and visitors flock to the less-crazed and friendlier town for a more laid-back approach to French cuisine.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.