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Traveling is a lot of fun, but don't let your vacation fall victim to scams, world events or changing regulations. By staying informed and being a careful consumer, your dream vacation can be everything you want it to be.

Consumer Travel Information

Getting through security lines faster with the Trusted Travelr ProgramThe Trusted Traveler Programs Can Get You Through Security Lines Faster

If you travel frequently, you may want to consider enrolling in one of the Trusted Traveler Programs administered by the U.S. Homeland Security Administration. The programs help you clear security, customs and immigration lines faster, saving you valuable time.

Learn more about the four Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Traveler programs that include TSA Preeligibility at www.DHS.gov. These programs are customized based on travel needs and many of them have reciprocal benefits.

TSA Pre™ Program

Enroll now for TSA PreCheck.

TSA Pre™is one of several intelligence-driven, risk-based initiatives helping TSA move away from a one-size-fits-all model to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way. The use of risk-based initiatives will allow TSA to maintain its high security standards and improve the passenger experience while ensuring as many travelers as possible experience the benefit of expedited screening through the TSA Pre lanes. Read more.

  • TSA Pre Experience:
  • Quicker transit through airport security screening
  • Faster moving lines
  • Improved travel experience
  • 3-1-1 compliant bag and laptop from carry-on
  • No Removal of:
  • Belt
  • Shoes
  • Light outerwear/jacket

Three Tools To Safely Carry Money/Documents While Traveling

If you are traveling abroad and have concerns about safeguarding your valuables, here are three tools you can use to keep money, credit cards and documents safe from thieves. Read more about different options for carrying money and documents while traveling.

Mobile Phones Abroad TipsMobile Phones Abroad: What You Need to Know

Smartphones have become a staple in day to day existence and are becoming increasingly popular. Before you travel, get up to speed with our tips on how to avoid ensure your smart phone won't cost you a fortune when you travel abroad. Read more about if your phone work? And what are your options?

Full Body Scanning at Airports: What You Should Know

Full body scanners are here, and there are a few things you might want to know about the different types of scanners being used. More details.

Traveling With Your Prescription

The last thing you want to think about before you go overseas is your prescription medication. But countries' rules vary greatly and some prescriptions can be considered illegal. By knowing this ahead of time, you can make arrangements with your doctor for alternates before traveling. If you need to travel with a prescription(s), see these four key tips.

Things To Leave At Home While Traveling Abroad

Before closing your packed suitcase for that trip abroad, take a good look at what’s inside it. Ask yourself if you have packed anything that you would hate to lose. If so, you will still have time to pack something less valuable, instead. Read on for more tips on things to live at home.

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