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Corporate Travel Tracker

A Canadian company has created an app to keep your peeps safe wherever they may be.

By Sandra Eagle

When used in conjunction with your travel man­agement partner, Montreal-based MagnaTech’s SafeToGo app for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone comes with a range of features and tools for the implementation of a duty of care program.

Travel Plans: A full-size travel document is deliv­ered by e-mail to the business traveller and company travel arranger. The invoice is archived for one full year and can be retrieved via a private web portal.

Before you Go: Based on the travel itinerary, SafeToGo automatically retrieves a travel advi­sory for that region and links it to the app for in-flight reading.

Built-in Conversion: The app will automatically adjust its entire set of services to the local currency, weather, news sites, and the embassy location in your destination. Alerts from the SafeToGo scanning system will be posted to your mobile device if they could impact your trip, such as weather advisories and developing political situations.

Safe Zone: This is an additional feature to the basic software. A defined “safe zone” can be set for business travellers in high-risk areas. If the geo-signal is outside of that perimeter, an alert will be sent to your named security personnel and trigger policies and actions to be taken. As soon as the out-of-zone alarm is activated, breadcrumb tracking will log the exact map coordinates of the device and display exact positions on the route taken, the speed of travel and the current direction.

Travel Advisories: SafeToGo partners with eTravel Technologies (eTT) for timely travel con­ditions in more than 285 countries worldwide. If an event occurs in a destination after departure, eTT will push the information to the traveller’s mobile device and e-mail it to your company security personnel.

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