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2020's Converge Newsletter
Top 5 Articles of 2019
With the start of a new year and decade, we wanted to take a look back at the most popular articles that were featured in this newsletter series throughout 2019.
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Whatever Happened to ‘Don't Get in a Car With Strangers?’

January 20, 2019 via Bloomberg

Transport safety isn’t the only issue. Assault, including sexual assault, is another topic that deserves close attention given the number of incidents that have been reported globally...
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Passport Or Driver's License At The Airport? What Real ID Act Means For Your Travel Plans

June 3, 2019 via Newsweek
As of October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 or older will need a Real ID-compliant driver's license or another accepted form of ID to fly within the United States.
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Travel Safety Expert Shares Her Best Safety Tips for Women Travelers

March 5, 2019 via Travel Pulse
Women are traveling more than ever, and while they are not at fault for the sexual assault, harassment or crime done against them because of their gender, unfortunately, "The truth is that women face greater obstacles," as the U.S. Department of State perfectly puts it.
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The Most Dangerous Places To Travel In 2020

November 18, 2019 via Forbes
International SOS, a medical and travel security risk services company, has released its 11th annual Travel Risk Map, which predicts the most dangerous places to travel in 2020, as well as the biggest issues that travelers will face in the year ahead.
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Risk Mitigation Measures for LGBTQ Personnel

August 1, 2019 via ConvergeBlog
Different countries present different societal attitudes on issues such as public displays of affection, projection of sexuality in dress and mannerisms, and LGBTQ concerns; traveler safety and health depend on those travelers receiving accurate and timely information about their destination. As a result, travel and risk managers need to be comfortable having a conversation with their travelers that involves human sexuality.
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