Security Experts' New Book Aims To Keep Overseas Travelers Safe

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Two security experts have written a new book designed to help overseas travelers identify risks to their property and safety in their destination countries and to take appropriate steps to avoid theft, fraud, and personal harm. Designed both as a how-to guide and a travel safety workbook, "Safe Overseas Travel" includes a variety of helpful checklists and forms.

{Safe Overseas Travel} is user-friendly for a novice traveler, but also gets into aspects of travel that are instructive to the seasoned leisure, business and government traveler

Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. announces the release of an important new book, Safe Overseas Travel: Maximizing Enjoyment By Minimizing Risk written by security experts Brian Johnson and Brian Kingshott. Designed as both a "how-to-stay-safe" guide and a functional workbook, this new publication is relevant for both personal and business travel.

" is user-friendly for a novice traveler, but also gets into aspects of travel that are instructive to the seasoned leisure, business and government traveler," says retired Secret Service Agent Richard Grossenbacher who is now a Criminal Justice Professor. "This is a book that should be re-read as a practical reminder before each trip abroad."

Included in the book is information overseas travelers need to determine crucial safety issues specific to their destination, steps they can take to lessen their chances of being victimized and advice on how they can protect themselves financially and physically. Additionally, Safe Overseas Travel details specific strategies for handling travel crisis like theft, fraud, and even attack as well as offering planning advice that will better ensure that lodging and travel arrangements are safe and any unexpected medical issues can be appropriately handled.

"Today, overseas travelers face a number of unique challenges and risks, not just to their travel plans, but to their personal safety," says Michael Loughrey, president of the book's New York-based publishing house, Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. "Recent news reports on travelers' being thrust into life-threatening situations underscore this reality. With proper planning and an understanding of the questions you should be asking, the security flags you should be watching for and the kinds of travel pitfalls you should be avoiding, overseas travel doesn't have to be laced with worry. What makes Safe Overseas Travel unique is that it's a travel book written by security experts whose primary focus is not on sites, but safety.

"If travelers heed their advice and follow the steps this book outlines to plan their trip, they can rest better assured that they will be able to enjoy without undue anxiety."

Safe Overseas Travel includes a number of helpful checklists and forms to make trip planning and execution safer and easier. These include a country safety checklist, safe transportation checklist, traveler assessment form, country characteristics checklist and a detailed emergency contact list.

Safe Overseas Travel: Maximizing Enjoyment By Minimizing Risk is 304 pages long and available for $19.95 through Looseleaf Law Publications by phone at (800) 647-5547 or through their Web site at

AUTHOR AVAILABILITY: Authors are available for phone interviews. To schedule, call (773) 481-4964 or e-mail: scott (at)

About Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc.
For more than four decades, Looseleaf Law Publications has been one of the most recognized and respected names in law enforcement and criminal justice publishing.

Offering nearly 300 books, databases and CD-ROM products, Looseleaf serves the informational needs of attorneys, police professionals and criminal justice educators and students nationwide.


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