New Delhi, March 16 2014: This will seem so timely -- against the background of the missing Malaysian airliner: The world’s leading medical and travel security services group -- International SOS -- has unveiled its new Assistance App for 2014: an essential tool is aimed at business travellers to deliver crucial information, advice and connectivity into the palm of their hands. Simple to use, it provides immediate access to the full strength of International SOS’ global information and assistance network
The new Assistance App is designed to assist the traveller in a wide range of situations, putting peace of mind into their pocket or handbag. It might be the need to speak to a doctor, or a security professional when a threat is developing on location. With the App in hand, travellers can also let their employers know exactly where they are when requiring help.
The Assistance App gives instant access to country guides and location-specific alerts, written by 120 travel security experts in five Regional Security Centres around the world. Further information is provided by a dedicated Medical and Analysis team, which is part of a wider global network of 2,000 medical professionals. These experts are based in 27 assistance centres, International SOS clinics and on clients’ remote sites.
Key to the app’s functionality is the new “location check-in” feature. This allows business travellers to share their location with their employer’s travel, medical and/or security support teams via the recently upgraded International SOS Travel Tracker platform.
Other key features include:
-Push Notifications that show travellers an alert, even if the app isn’t open
-One-click dialling to the nearest Assistance Centre, even before logging-in. Great if you forget your membership number
-Mobile-friendly medical and travel security advice for trip preparation
-Ability to store alerts when offline, or with data services switched off
-Setting favourite countries for fast navigation to travellers’ most used information
Please note however: The International SOS Assistance App is available exclusively to members whose organization offers the App to their travelers and expatriates
The App is available for iOS, Android and Blackberry smart phones here