SOS.travel is an online one-stop-shop where users can access the latest critical information and communication tools in anticipation of, or in response to, natural and man-made crises with potential impacts on tourism. The system aims to support crisis preparedness in the tourism sector and assist in rapid recovery from crisis situations. SOS.travel also serves as a valuable resource for travellers by providing in one place the tools and information they need in order to make informed decisions about their own safety and security, and to obtain assistance in case of an emergency.
Through SOS.travel, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) supports its Member States in deploying the very latest developments in modern media communications to facilitate their crisis management activities, thereby minimizing harmful impacts on destinations. Aside from being a public site, SOS.travel offers UNWTO Member Countries and Destinations easy-to-use tools and procedures to create Stand-By Web Pages that are ready for when a crisis occurs.