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FOCUSPOINT INTERNATIONAL SELECTED TO PROVIDE CRISIS ASSISTANCE FOR ALL INBOUND/OUTBOUND TRAVELERS TO AND FROM HONDURAS
Initiative is Part of New ‘Honduras Safe Traveler Program’
Campaign by Honduran Authorities to Enhance Response Capacity and Traveler Safety
FocusPoint International, a global risk consultancy, today announced that it has been selected to provide crisis assistance for all inbound and outbound travelers to and from Honduras via FocusPoint’s “Crisis Assistance Plus” program.
The government initiative administered by Interamericana de Seguros S.A. (Ficohsa Seguros), commonly referred to as the “Honduras Safe Traveler Program,” included a comprehensive, formal bidding process to identify and select firms capable of responding worldwide to medical and non-medical crises. Under the program, Honduran residents traveling outside Honduras and non-Honduran residents traveling within Honduras will receive on-demand access to a hotline where they can receive advice and coordinated in-country assistance from FocusPoint’s CAP program for specific travel risks including terrorism, criminal violence and natural disasters.
“This top-down initiative clearly illustrates Honduras’ commitment to enhance safety and ensure travelers can access the world’s most qualified and experienced crisis response teams,” said Greg Pearson, CEO of FocusPoint. “The fact that this initiative also protects Honduran citizens traveling abroad at a time when terrorism and mass-casualty events dominate the 24-hour news cycle is a testament to the social responsibility of the current administration. We are pleased to be selected by Ficohsa Seguros to support this innovative travel security initiative.”
Based on current travel statistics, more than one million travelers per year are expected to register for the program. To qualify for benefits, travelers must register for the insurance program when they have purchased air travel to and from Honduras. Ficohsa Seguros is currently developing a marketing campaign to introduce and promote the program. Travelers can expect to see advertisements at airports in Honduras and other key airports worldwide that are major hubs for travel to Honduras. A user-friendly online registration interface is slated to launch in August 2017.
About FocusPoint International
FocusPoint International is a global risk consultancy that specializes in protecting travellers, international assignees, expatriates and dispersed assets. The company provides fully integrated, intelligence- driven business resilience and assurance solutions for corporate clients, private clients, NGOs, and select government agencies. With a presence on six continents and proven capabilities in over 125 countries, FocusPoint is well positioned to address the growing concerns of blended threats, financial loss, and reputational risks of clients operating in and throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
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