Item description for Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad by Ray S. Leki...
What makes a person travel well? In an age when an international voyage is as easy as it is unsettling, people need a variety of skills to cope with the unknown. Simple country information is not enough. You need cultural competence as well as a clear understanding of your tolerance for risk. Travel Wise combines insight and practical advice to help travelers develop the right attitude, the right training, and the right approach for a successful journey.
Travel Wise is about much more than security. It is also about being clear with yourself about who you are, what resources and limitations you bring with you, how clear you are about your mission and what you are willing to risk to achieve your goal. With a solid understanding of your strengths and vulnerabilities Travel Wise will help you explore strategies for minimizing the risk and maximizing the gain in your travels.
Used with countless individuals and organizations around the globe, the Travel Wise Model can guide your decision-making. Whether you are in corporate security or international HR or business planning for a corporation, running a study abroad program or are in the international NGO arena struggling to protect people when your accountability is very high but authority to control events on the ground is low, here is sage and seasoned advice.
Ray Leki has worked with tens of thousands of travelers, helping to increase their chances for success in their missions - as students, workers, negotiators, soldiers, diplomats, plant managers, and tourists. Travel Wise is the result of his years of experience.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2008
Publisher Intercultural Press
ISBN 1931930368 ISBN13 9781931930369
Availability 0 units.
More About Ray S. Leki
Ray Leki is the director of the U.S. Dep't. of State Foreign Service Institute's Transition Center.
Ray S. Leki currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad?
Learn from the expert Jun 23, 2008
We are about to leave on a month long journey to Eastern Europe,and despite having visited over 50 countries, these are countries we've never visited before like Croatia and Montenegro. This book arrived just in time and it is so worth reading. The Travel Wise Model makes good sense. The Travel Wise Personal Inventory was eye-opening and so useful. Leki explains each question on the survey in terms of its realtionship to safety and security (I learned that they are not the same thing) and how my answers relate to risk assessment. Who could ask for more? Leki also relates emotional intelligence to safe travel abroad giving me a new way to think about intercultural encounters. He is respectful of intercultural experiences and cross-cultural skills and clearly describes those. His examples from personal experience (I found his graphic description of his trek in Nepal with the leeches and stinging nettles engaging while also being rather discomfitting) and the illustrations he used from his vast experience brought his ideas right down to earth. Laurette Bennhold-Samaan says on the cover that this book is "essential reading for anyone who carries a passport." I couldn't agree more!