A new website on travel health addresses fears of American travelers.
Not that we're paranoid or anything, but 60 percent of Americans say that safety and security concerns influence their choice of an international travel destination. Nearly half of Americans (46 percent) rank health concerns as a factor in their choice, according to a survey conducted for the U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA). In response, the UStiA has launched a website (trip.ustia.org
) that offers advice on travel health, safety and security, including articles on traveling with prescriptions, safeguarding travel documents and navigating civil unrest. The site also links to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. embassies, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the National Hurricane Center, as well as currency exchange, weather and flight information.