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What to Know Before You go Tracking Snow Leopards at 13,000 Feet
What to Know Before You go Tracking Snow Leopards at 13,000 Feet

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How safe is it to travel to these countries in Asia Pacific?
How safe is it to travel to these countries in Asia Pacific?

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Global Rescue Assists after Australian Man Falls Through Arctic Village Ice
Global Rescue Assists after Australian Man Falls Through Arctic Village Ice

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How to Not Get Sick While Traveling
How to Not Get Sick While Traveling

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Travelers Worry About Travel in 2018
Travelers Worry About Travel in 2018

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Top 5 Questions About Traveling to the 2018 Winter Olympics
Top 5 Questions About Traveling to the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Global Rescue CEO: The Most Overlooked Travel Safety Stories of 2017
Global Rescue CEO: The Most Overlooked Travel Safety Stories of 2017

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It's been a wild year for travel. What's ahead for 2018?
It's been a wild year for travel. What's ahead for 2018?

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Veterans and Reservists Are Your Secret Talent Weapon. But, Careful, You May Lose Them
Veterans and Reservists Are Your Secret Talent Weapon. But, Careful, You May Lose Them

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Security experts: "It would've taken 'airport like security' to stop Vegas shooter"
Security experts: "It would've taken 'airport like security' to stop Vegas shooter"

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Global Rescue Deploys Teams to Support 2018 Climbing Season and Everest Summit Attempts

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Global Rescue Deploys Teams to Support 2018 Climbing Season and Everest Summit Attempts

Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 29, 2018 – 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. As climbers intent on achieving their own Everest summits are heading to the Himalaya in Nepal, Global Rescue is deploying its highly trained personnel to Nepal for the spring climbing season to conduct rescue and evacuation missions for climbers in distress. Global Rescue is the pioneering provider of worldwide field rescue, medical advisory and evacuation services.

2017 was Global Rescue’s busiest year on record for evacuations since the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  Last year, Global Rescue performed more than 100 rescue and evacuation missions in the Himalaya, including dozens on Everest.

Potential threats to climbers are numerous: altitude sickness, falls, avalanches, dehydration, frostbite, snow blindness and trauma, among others. When climbers become ill or injured, Global Rescue critical care paramedics and physicians perform evacuations, assist members during their recovery in Kathmandu, and help arrange appropriate transport to the member’s home hospital anywhere in the world.

Global Rescue has conducted rescue and evacuation missions in Nepal for more than a decade, and performs dozens of helicopter evacuations in the Himalaya each climbing season. The company maintains close relationships with the major leading helicopter companies in Nepal.

Typically, hundreds of climbers attempt to summit Everest each spring. The 2017 Everest season saw nearly 650 summits and six confirmed deaths. A busy 2018 season is anticipated, in part because Nepal’s Department of Tourism will continue to honor the climbing permits from the 2014 and 2015 aborted climbing seasons.

While Everest is popular, climbers also flock to other mountains, including Lhotse, Nuptse, Mera, Makalu and Dhaulagiri.

“Global Rescue personnel are ready on the ground in Nepal to support our members with life-saving rescue and evacuation services,” said Dan Richards, CEO and founder of Global Rescue. “We save lives, and we’ve been there for climbers pursuing their dreams for nearly 15 years.”

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, the Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

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Ann Shannon

Global Rescue

617-426-6619

press@globalrescue.com

Global Rescue Continues Support of Global Wildlife Conservation

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Global Rescue Continues Support of Global Wildlife Conservation

Lebanon, New Hampshire, March 19, 2018 -- Global Rescue, the leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, will extend its partnership with Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) for the 10th year, reflecting the company’s commitment to exploration and conservation efforts worldwide.

Global Rescue will sponsor GWC’s Wild Night for Wildlife on April 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas, a popular event celebrating GWC’s exploration of wildlands and protection of the world’s most threatened wildlife. Through June 30, 2018, the Sheth Sangreal Foundation will match 100 percent of all donations to GWC, including event sponsorships. Interested donors can go to GWC’s website and give online (https://www.globalwildlife.org/donate/) or over the phone at 512-593-1883.

Global Wildlife Conservation protects endangered species and habitats through science-based field action. GWC and its partners organize biodiversity expeditions to unexplored areas to further the organization’s mission of conserving the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding habitat and protecting wildlife.

Through the partnership, Global Wildlife Conservation staff and partners have access to Global Rescue’s advisory, field rescue, and evacuation services in emergencies in remote regions around the world.

“Global Rescue ensures that our scientists and conservationists in the field have access to lifesaving help if anything goes wrong in the many remote locations where we work across the planet,” said Wes Sechrest, CEO and chief scientist of GWC. “Our team and partners can travel the world to protect threatened species and habitats knowing that Global Rescue’s field rescue, medical, security, transport and intelligence services are behind them.”

“Global Rescue is committed to supporting the critical work of GWC’s critical science-based wildlife conservation activities,” said Daniel L. Richards, CEO of Global Rescue. “GWC’s dedication to preserving the world’s biodiversity is achieving tangible conservation results, and we could not be more proud to provide our support to such an exceptional organization.” Richards has served on GWC’s Board of Directors since it was founded.

About Global Wildlife Conservation

GWC conserves the diversity of life on Earth by safeguarding wildlands, protecting wildlife and supporting guardians. GWC maximizes its impact through scientific research, biodiversity exploration, habitat conservation, protected area management, wildlife crime prevention, endangered species recovery, and conservation leadership cultivation. Learn more at http://globalwildlife.org

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, the Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

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Ann Shannon, 617-426-6619
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Global Rescue 2018 Travel Safety Survey: Concerns for Terrorism High, Nuclear Attack Low

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Global Rescue 2018 Travel Safety Survey: Concerns for Terrorism High, Nuclear Attack Low

Lebanon, New Hampshire, February 7, 2018Global Rescue, the leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals, today released results of the Global Rescue 2018 Travel Safety Survey. Overall, a majority of respondents (82%) expressed concerns for their safety during anticipated 2018 travel. Nineteen percent (19%) are more concerned about travel safety in 2018 compared to 2017.

Top survey findings:

  • Terrorism remains the top-ranked travel threat in 2018. Fifty percent (50%) of respondents ranked terrorism among the top perceived threats, ranking it as either first or second on a list of potential threats to 2018 travel. Thirty-nine percent (39%) rated health/medical issues as a top-two threat, and 37% ranked crime as a top-two threat. Traffic accidents ranked fourth, with 18% rating it as a top-two threat, followed by civil unrest (17%) and cybersecurity/identity theft (12%). Natural disaster was ranked a top-two threat by 6% respondents. 

    Despite heightened awareness of the threat of a nuclear attack, including announced plans for nuclear preparedness training by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 5% of survey respondents ranked nuclear attack as a top-two threat.

  • Nearly one in five are more concerned about 2018 versus 2017.  Eighty-two percent (82%) of respondents expressed some degree of concern for travel safety in 2018, including 30% who say they are “Concerned” or “Very concerned.” Nineteen percent (19%) indicated greater concern about travel safety this year compared to 2017.

    A majority of survey participants (51%) noted that travel concerns would somewhat impact their 2018 travel. Eight percent (8%) responded that their travel would be significantly affected.

    “Sadly, we don’t feel safe traveling to places of interest, such as Iran, Egypt, Russia. The world we feel comfortable to travel in has shrunk in the past 10-15 years,” noted one survey participant. Another commented, “Globally we plan to only travel in North America or Western EU for the foreseeable future due to political, civil, and other significant uncertainties that many countries are struggling with managing.”

  • Concerns remain high about travel to Europe. Europe remains a top-three destination for travelers’ concerns, along with the Middle East, followed by Africa. Among respondents who expressed some level of concern, 73% pointed to Europe and 73% to the Middle East, followed by Africa (71%). Intensity of concern is highest in the Middle East, with 45% indicating “Very Concerned.”

    One respondent commented, “Going to France this year and fairly worried about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Less worried about Brazil/Amazon than France. Who would have thought that a few years ago?”

    Thirty-seven percent (37%) are at least somewhat concerned about travel in North America in 2018. According to one respondent, “Only concerned when we go to America. No concern here in Asia.”

  • Greater concern for personal and family travel compared to business travel. Respondents who expressed some level of concern indicated that personal travel (76%) and family travel (66%) were more concerning than business travel (39%) in 2018.

  • Research, research, research. What will travelers do differently in 2018? Forty-eight percent (48%) responded “Do more research.” Nearly one in four (22%) will change travel destinations, while 24% intend to prepare for a possible crisis.

Despite perceived travel safety issues, nearly all respondents (96%) say that they are likely or very likely to travel in 2018.

"People tend to react to the spectacular and most frightening events that gather the most media attention,” said Global Rescue CEO and founder Dan Richards. “However, there are less spectacular albeit more likely events that will negatively affect travel. Certain risks such as minor injuries, illnesses and car accidents cannot be predicted or fully preventable. Careful planning and preparation are always recommended prior to any travel.”

The Global Rescue 2018 Travel Safety Survey was conducted January 3 through January 14, 2018. The study is based on a survey of 1,200 current and former Global Rescue members ages 25 to 70 or older, with household incomes of $35,000 to $200,000 or more.

About Global Rescue

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations, and Elite Medical Group. The Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

 

Global Rescue Ukraine Statement

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Global Rescue Ukraine Statement

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, an American paramedic supporting the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (OSCE- SMM), was killed and two others injured after their vehicle hit an explosive device in eastern Ukraine. Paramedic support for the OSCE-SMM is provided by Global Rescue Coöperatief, U.A., a European subsidiary of Global Rescue.

Joseph Stone, 36, of Tucson, Arizona, had been a part of the support team for more than a year.

“We are shocked and saddened by Joseph Stone’s death in this tragic incident. We will be doing everything possible in the coming days to support his family and will work with the OSCE and the Ukrainian and European governments as they conduct their investigations,” said Global Rescue Chief Executive Officer Daniel Richards. 

The incident took place at 11:17 a.m. local time near Pryshyb in the Luhansk region. It is the first time in three years that one of the more than 600 SMM members in Ukraine has been killed.

On 21 March 2014, the Permanent Council of OSCE decided to deploy the Special monitoring mission of unarmed civilian observers to Ukraine. The ultimate goal of the SMM is to help Ukraine to reduce tensions and facilitate dialogue between all the sides.  Global Rescue Coöperatief has provided medical and associated logistical support to OSCE members since 2015.

With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization. The OSCE works for stability, peace and democracy for more than a billion people, through political dialogue about shared values and through practical work that makes a lasting difference.

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. The company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.

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