United States issue travel alert aimed at those thinking of visiting Europe

travel While warning them of potential risk terrorist attacks throughout the continent, the United States issueda travel alert aimed at those thinking of visiting Europe.

No one denies that terrorism threat this pond side is real. France is still operating under a state of emergency following the attacks in Paris earlier this year. Lots of information can be found by going on the web. Few doubt that terror groups have a beady eye on all event least France itself, which is deploying 90000 police, soldiers and security guards to watch over the tournament. On it face this seems odd.

Europeans, she said, was in denial about their domestic terrorism. Basically, twenty four per cent of companies now provide travellers with security training before their trip, reckons GBT.

Considering the above said. Europe is a large and diverse place. Although, shamila Chaudhary, a counter terrorism expert and former official with the Obama administration,toldthe BBC that terrorism in Europe was nownormalised. That is interesting right? It seems reasonable, therefore, for the State Department to point out such specific concerns. How useful is it to apply an alert to an entire continent? Being risks caught in a terrorist incident are miniscule. On p of that, since the Paris attacks, says Elyes Mrad, the firm head in Europe, requests for proposals are now more likely to focus on questions specifically related to terrorism. As a result, it seems as bizarre to issue an alert for Europe as it would be for all of Asia or Africa.

Equally it must be remembered that the guidance coming from officials is generic, aimed more at the general traveller than battlehardened businessman, firms have a duty to take warnings from government seriously, says Mr Mrad.

Firms must be savvy enough to undertake their own risk assessments without necessarily being swayed by the official line. Of course, that seems like a more sensible approach. Mr Mrad decided to move a team meeting from Brussels to the French capital to allow staff to show solidarity and to prove that, two weeks after the Paris attacks business life would continue as normal. What does this mean for business travellers? Probably little more than some extra security training for those intrepid enough to visit the continent. Most can do the maths and thus reassure themselves about getting slim chance mixed up in anything nasty.

Also, while underpinning any bravado is the simple fact that people do what their job expects, in any case, as we also pointed out. That said, most can do the maths and thus reassure themselves about getting slim chance mixed up in anything nasty. Whenever underpinning any bravado is the simple fact that people do what their job expects, in any case, as we also pointed out. Road warriors are often more measured about the threats they face overseas than casual travellers, as we have mentioned before on this blog. Road warriors are often more measured about the threats they face overseas than casual travellers, as we have mentioned before on this blog. Another question is. What does this mean for business travellers? Probably little more than some extra security training for those intrepid enough to visit the continent.