International Travel Wellbeing Solutions

Planet Wise - Policy Writing, Travel Safety Training, E-learning

Since 2003 Planet Wise has been a global provider of integrated travel safety services, delivering duty of care compliance for organisations and peace of mind for travellers

  • Philippines

    "Latest update: Summary - removal of Tropical Storm reference

  • Pakistan

    Latest update: Safety and security, Islamabad updated information about advice to FCO staff: Terrorism - we advise caution in areas around US consulates in Pakistan:...

  • Guinea

    Latest update to Summary and Safety and security, Political situation section - Legislative elections to form a new National Assembly due to be held on...

  • Laos

    Latest update: Safety and security section - petty crime and travelling at night

  • Japan

    Latest update: Summary - leak of radioactive water at Fukushima nuclear facility

  • China

    Latest update: Summary - Severe Tropical Storm Trami

  • USA

    Change to Summary (Yosemite wild fires)

  • Egypt

    Latest update: Summary - enhanced security measures in South Sinai resort areas

  • Turkey

    Latest update: Summary - Fenerbahçe v Arsenal on 21 August

  • Taiwan

    Latest update: Summary - Severe Tropical Storm Trami


Grant Thornton, the major international accountacy firm, has retained Planet Wise for a third successive year. An arm of Grant Thornton’s operation involves providing volunteer placements whereby staff give time to good causes around the world.


Planet Wise helped to develop the initial pre-departure briefing day and educational material for those travelling overseas, and worked closely with Grant Thornton and their supplier organisation to ensure the success of this project. The project is now in its third year and Planet Wise will again be running its pre-trip training course for those volunteering.


   Being a firm of accountants, it was natural for our approach to be cautious and “risk aware”, to say the least!

Planet Wise engaged with us completely from the pre-planning stage of our project and provided the firm with invaluable advice and expertise. Planet Wise enabled us to identify any potential risks for our staff and offered advice on travel, safety and security, raising employee awareness to potential dangerous situations, both from a group and an individual perspective. Planet Wise has held engaging and interactive sessions in our pre-planning process, allaying any fears the group might have had and answering questions with a very solid and practical insight into what their journey and volunteering experience may entail.

We are grateful to Mark  [Hide, Planet Wise Managing Director]  for the work he has done with us and saw this as a key element in the group’s preparations.  

Jayne Brownridge, Grant Thornton UK LLP