Who We Are
Travel Safety Training for Businesses, NGOs, Media Teams, Journalists and Individuals
Objective Travel Safety specialises in training a wide range of professionals & individuals prior to their travels. Since 2002, we have been running Hostile Environment Safety Courses (HEST) for journalists deploying to conflict zones, we currently have a contract with the European Broadcast Union and have run courses for most of the UK's print and TV media.
We also run training courses for NGOs and businesses including large multi-national companies sending employees to post conflict countries. Our acclaimed Business Travel Safety Awareness Courses provide companies and their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to stay safe when abroad and also deliver the duty of care obligations for companies.
Courses are also available for Expeditions, such as The Mongol Rally and Objective Travel Safety also trained Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman before both the Long Way Round & Long Way Down motor bike expeditions.
The increasing need for safety awareness for young travellers led to the creation of the Gap Year Travel Safety Training course. In one day, students are given advice, warnings and responses to various situations they may face while travelling. The course is designed to teach the individual how to evaluate situations so they can avoid trouble and to give them the confidence to get off the beaten track and explore in order to make the most of their gap year.
The course had been running now for over 15 years. The current trainers are Charlie McGrath, Clare Price and Marina Stephenson. Clare grew up in Uganda and has travelled extensively in Indian and South East Asia. Marina spent her childhood living in South Africa and then went back to Southern Africa on her gap year before going onto to work in Australia and New Zealand. Further trips have taken her to North and East Africa and also to the Far East, North and South America. In addition, she has worked as a travel consultant for the last 20 years.
24 Aug, 2019
Malawi: Civil rights demostrations 26 - 30 Aug
Hong Kong: Further protests likely
Nicaragua: Union transpot strike 22 - 24 Aug
Zimbabwe: Anti government protests possible
22 Aug, 2019
Thailand has a reputation for scams, crime and drugs and therefore travellers need to be very careful. It must be remembered that there are severe penalties for drugs smuggling in all South East As...
21 Aug, 2019
Most visits to South and Central America are trouble free, but the threat from crime is of concern in many of the continent's urban areas. It's essential to ensure your valuables are split ...