Returning to Japan for the first time since 1964, the countdown is on until Tokyo hosts the biggest sporting event in the world. Global tracking specialist Vismo is set to provide organisations and travellers with essential monitoring and tracking capabilities. With the eyes of the world on Tokyo, focus must be placed on security for the large-scale event.
Before travelling abroad, travellers should conduct research in order to understand any potential cultural differences, as well as any possible risks in the target destination. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. Yet with natural disasters making the headlines, should travellers and attendees be cautious of their safety? In wake of recent natural disasters event organisers are taking extra precautions to ensure travellers feel safe at the Games. According to media reporting, attendees can feel reassured in the knowledge that all venues have been constructed so they are seismic resistant and comply with strict Japanese building regulations. Venues also have specialist evacuation plans as an added precaution should natural tremors occur. Attendees’ safety is the primary concern for event organisers, who have even resulted in fail-safe testing their venues through controlled simulated earthquake testing.
While Japan is pulling out all the stops to safeguard attendees and provide ease of mind, Vismo advises travellers to extend further diligence to their own individual safety.
How can Individuals/ Organisations Protect Themselves?
Vismo enables organisations to protect and monitor individuals travelling globally with the Global Traveller App. Using GPS and other technologies, Vismo reports a traveller’s location to the Vismo Secure Portal for live location monitoring. Vismo ensures that travellers can be located quickly and effectively in a crisis situation when precious time may be critical.
Recently, Vismo has launched an enhanced version of its successful long-standing Portal and App with increased user functionality and new innovative features. These include: Incident Management and Mass Notifications that enables organisations to effectively manage a crisis situation, while automatically notifying users in affected locations and giving appropriate advice.
The Global Traveller App
Safeguard users visiting Japan and receive notifications with live location updates, geo-fencing to define high risk areas and panic alerts. The new updated Global Traveller App allows organisations to personalise the interface suiting individual travellers, while making it the perfect tool for integrating Vismo into any organisation.
Local Japanese SIM
Vismo sister company, Cellhire, a leading global telecommunications provider, offers businesses and travellers with cost-effective local Japanese SIM cards. With network partnerships with Japanese networks NTT Docomo and SoftBank, Cellhire offers unrivalled mobile connectivity throughout Japan, allowing attendees to seamlessly connect, browse, like and share their experiences.