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New Travel App To Help Keep Delegates Safe

By / Dec 2, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock)

A new app rolled out last month by MCI Group will help to keep its meeting attendees safe and up-to-date.

Delegates headed to MCI Group congresses can now get the latest travel and safety updates sent straight to their pocket—thanks to the group’s new mobile app.

By making sure that they stay up to date, and stay safe, the GWS service will bring peace of mind to delegates, wherever in the world their congress is taking place.

The consulting and events agency’s new Safeture app will provide MCI’s 350,000-plus annual delegates with up-to-date information on travel disruptions and risk alerts, using monitoring, data-mining, and positioning technology. The app will be available to attendees traveling internationally for MCI-planned events beginning this month through the events’ signup processes.

“With our partner GWS, we are proud to offer clients the world’s most modern personal security technology,” Richard Torriani, MCI Group Vice President Congress Management, said in a statement. “We organize over 400 international congresses a year in over 60 countries, so this new app is of great value to MCI and our clients. By making sure that they stay up to date, and stay safe, the GWS service will bring peace of mind to delegates, wherever in the world their congress is taking place.”

The app is designed to help delegates deal with last-minute travel issues while providing them with better security, the MCI release said. Developed in collaboration with personal travel app provider GWS, Safeture is being released to the public after a 12-month internal pilot program.

“We are taking yet another step forward with MCI and we are proud to help ensure the wellbeing of congress delegates every day, everywhere around the world.” GWS CEO Andreas Rodman said in the statement.

As Meetpie.com reported, the announcement of this new app comes on the heels of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and a Hotel Insights Forum that warned industry representatives of the threat of similar attacks on hotels.

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