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Today, Good Advice Is the First Stop for Travelers

TRAVELERS have every right to be jittery these days, amid government terror alerts, the threat of war and, last week, the partial shutdown of Gatwick Airport outside London when a passenger was found with a hand grenade. But there are many things people can do to protect themselves and their investment in trips already booked — or in the planning stages. Venturing abroad is diciest, and some travel experts recommend postponing all overseas travel, if possible, for 30 to 60 days. By then, it might become clear whether war will break out and whether the confrontation will be short and surgical or extended and messy. Jack Stradley, a managing director of Kroll, the risk consulting company, recommended postponing travel to predominantly Muslim countries or regions, though he said travel to Europe and Australia would “probably be safe.” The best way to keep track of travel safety and security issues is to monitor the news media, Web sites and other services offering up-to-the-minute data. Full Story

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