Safety & security for independent travellers
Gap year or independent travel at a young age is an incredible life experience full of adventure. For family members left at home, it can be stressful seeing their young adult children head off to find themselves thousands of miles from home. Even more so during a global pandemic. Those travelling don’t always want to admit to parents that they have got themselves in a spot of bother or in more serious situations, parents may not be able to provide much assistance.
At PHAROS RESPONSE, we can assist by providing the gap year travellers with direct 24/7 access to our team of travel, safety and security specialists. They specialise in travel risk management and gap year safety, have considerable experience in responding to travel incidents and will always remain impartial and available to support travellers 24/7 with sensible, experienced travel safety and travel security advice.
Are you about to head off on a gap year or know someone who is and you’re worried who would be able to help if the going got tough?
Who would you turn to if…
– you lost your passport or all your personal possessions
– there’s a violent demonstration outside your hostel
– you’re unsure whether to contact a doctor and whether to notify your travel insurance
– you find yourself in a club and think your drink has been spiked
– you fear you are in a dangerous situation and unsure what to do
– you’ve tested positive for Coronavirus and are not sure what you need to do.
Many gap year travellers don’t want to worry family in the above situations. Perhaps they would rather their family didn’t know or they think their family might not be best placed to assist. It might not be possible to reach your travel company or you might be travelling completely independently when you need help. Well, there’s no need to worry as an experienced and helpful incident manager from PHAROS RESPONSE will always be just a call away, 24/7.
PHAROS RESPONSE provides 24/7 telephone travel safety and personal security advice for independent travellers. We have experience of advising in all of the above scenarios and many, many more. You will have access to a team of highly experienced professional incident managers who can provide practical advice and support to help maintain your safety while far from home.
How it Works
If you need to call, our incident managers will calmly talk you through your immediate priorities to make you safer, answer any questions you may have and explain what is likely to happen next. They will then carry out any supporting actions such as raise the alarm with local emergency services, inform your gap year provider if relevant, update your emergency contacts if agreed necessary and open a case with your travel insurer if helpful. They will continue to check in on you and always be just a call away to support you until you are back on track.
Choose to subscribe for a whole year or for 28 days and you will receive your emergency phone number that you can call anytime from any phone for immediate assistance. You can call PHAROS anytime if you need assistance, whether you’re still traveling the world, at Uni or on home turf, which provides additional around-the-clock peace-of-mind for loved ones.
The team at PHAROS RESPONSE are well known amongst the adventure travel sector as being the experts in incident management and crisis response. Most of our incident managers have uniformed service experience and have travelled in some of the most inhospitable places in the world. They have also been advising schools and universities on how to manage Coronavirus risks and how to respond to positive cases. So who better to have a phone call away while on your gap year to call for support in the unlikely event you find yourself in a gap year emergency?