Rosenbluth International, a Philadelphia-based travel-management company that caters to corporate clients, plans to launch a security program to inform business travelers of security concerns in the countries they intend to visit. If travelers sign up for the fee-based service, Rosenbluth will e-mail information such as weather emergencies, labor strikes or airline disruptions to them based on their itineraries. The service, expected to launch next month, was unveiled at the Business Traveler 2002 trade show in London on Tuesday.
Besides offering a full history of a country's recent political and security events, the program will inform travelers how to obtain visas, passports and information on other important regulations. In addition, the company will forward customers' travel plans to the U.S. Embassy in the countries they are going to. Privately held Rosenbluth said business travelers have requested more information on overseas security matters since Sept. 11.