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Add Civil Unrest to List of Potential Traveler Interruptions
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January 8, 2020 via Travel Market Report

French unions regularly shut down trains and blocked streets this past fall. In Hong Kong, clashes between protesters and the local police escalated late in 2019. Meanwhile, pro-independence protests in Spain turned violent in October.

Some experts are predicting these kinds of disruptions could only increase in the coming year, so subscribing to Google Alerts and news sites like CNN may not be enough to protect your clients.

"The number one potential risk for travelers in 2020 will be civil unrest caused by geopolitical shifts," said Matthew Bradley, regional security director at International SOS, a medical and security travel risk services company.

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