Travel Wise offers insight and practical advice to help you adopt the right attitude, the right training and the right approach for a successful journey. Travel Wise is about much more than security. Ray Leki has worked with tens of thousands of travelers students, workers, negotiators, soldiers, diplomats, plant managers and tourists helping to increase their chances for success in their missions
In an age when international travel is as easy as it is unsettling, people need a variety of skills to cope with the unknown. Simple country-specific information about a destination is not enough. You need cultural competence as well as a clear understanding of your own tolerance for risk. Travel Wise offers insight and practical advice to help you adopt the right attitude, the right training and the right approach for a successful journey. Travel Wise is about much more than security. Ray Leki has worked with tens of thousands of travelers-students, workers, negotiators, soldiers, diplomats, plant managers and tourists-helping to increase their chances for success in their missions. Before you pack your bags, use the Travel Wise Model to learn what kind of a traveler you are, what resources and limitations you carry with you, how clear you are about your mission and what you are willing to risk to achieve your goal.
Whether you are in corporate security or human resources, whether you run a study abroad program or an international NGO, whether you are a businessperson, a student-or traveling for the sheer enjoyment of experiencing the world- Travel Wise will help you stay safe, savvy and secure wherever you go.
Allows you to decide for yourself whether you are prepared for the challenges and wonders of travel. - From the Foreword by Prudence Bushnell, Former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala
Safe, savvy and secure traveling is essential in today's world. Ray Leki draws on his 25 years of international travel experience to show corporate and government employees, as well as the casual traveler, how to assess and mitigate threats and operate successfully in our new and sometimes dangerous cross-cultural world. With humor, insights and hundreds of real-life examples drawn from his own experience, Leki shows us how to cross borders and safely navigate the world. Essential reading for anyone who carries a passport.
Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad is a most valuable reference book for the experienced as well as the novice sojourner. As an international business professional who has traveled the world for the last 40 years I find author Ray Leki's book to be right on point. It is comprehensive, readable and informative, even for the experienced traveler. His personal and professional experiences come across in a clear and useful manner.
Combining traditional security awareness, cross-cultural, and interpersonal skills with proven emotional intelligence concepts; Ray Leki's Travel Wise Model offers an innovative and relevant primer for 21st century Globe Trotters! Travel Wise is a must-read for novice and seasoned travelers alike.
Travel Wise has a wealth of wisdom and information that will serve experts and novices alike. I use this material in my research, intercultural training programs and graduate courses. I recommend it to all, and thank Ray for doing a great service to the intercultural community.
Travel Wise provides a holistic, frank and intelligent approach to safe travel and raises the bar for preparation and competency for personal safety and security. No matter your level of travel expertise, Ray Leki presents information to make smart, thoughtful and well-informed decisions.