Travel Risk Management (iJET) has announced that customers have one-button mobile access to iJET’s emergency response center through an enhancement to the firm’s WorldLink communications service. WorldLink provides unparalleled peace of mind for international travelers by equipping preprogrammed cellular and satellite telephones with iJET’s real-time travel alerts and emergency access to experts in the fields of security, travel and health from the firm’s global response center.
Travelers can use the WorldLink service virtually anywhere on the planet via satellite networks, or in more than 150 countries through cellular networks. iJET relies on its communications partner Roadpost Inc. - a leader in global communications - to supply and preprogram each phone to receive the firm’s itinerary-specific intelligence, and at a moment’s notice, to open up a direct channel between iJET’s 24-hour response center and the traveler needing assistance.
“Staying on top of changing travel conditions can save time, money - even lives,” said Greg Meyer, chief technology officer of iJET. “From civil unrest to disease outbreaks to terrorist threats, iJET is committed to keeping international travelers aware of potential travel dangers and disruptions, and responding to emergency situations when they do arise. WorldLink offers travelers the peace-of-mind of knowing that their itinerary is being monitored 24/7. This program ensures that in the event of an emergency, our clients have a safety-net around them with immediate access to security and medical assistance.”
“Roadpost phones bring travelers a real-time stream of travel alerts, as well as the ability to immediately reach assistance in the event of an emergency,” said Morris Shawn, President and CEO of Roadpost. “We’re pleased to assist iJET in keeping travelers safe, healthy, and productive while abroad, and we think the improvements to the WorldLink service will bring added security and peace-of-mind to travelers.”
The enhanced WorldLink program is currently in use by the Institute for Shipboard Education’s Semester at Sea, an educational program that takes college and university students on shipboard voyages around the world each fall and spring semester. Through WorldLink, more than 550 Semester at Sea students, faculty and staff receive iJET’s integrated risk management services, as well as emergency medical and security assistance from MEDEX Assistance and Kroll, the world’s leading companies in their respective fields.