Air Security International (ASI), a leading provider of travel and security information, announced that it has entered into alliances with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and HTH Worldwide (HTH), an innovative company dedicated to helping corporate travelers stay safe and healthy when they're away from home. Together, they will provide a wide range of news and medical-related services to its ASI World Watch online subscribers.
Both services, which are designed especially for corporate travelers, will be available on an updated version of World Watch Online available from February 15, 2005.
"These collaborative programs are an example of our desire to provide our World Watch Online subscribers with the best service in the world," said Charlie LeBlanc, ASI vice-president operations. "Both partners help strengthen our already top level intelligence products. At the same time, each brings a unique expertise to the intelligence field."
Through its alliance with BBC World Service, ASI will be incorporating headlines from the BBC World News website's World Edition fed into World Watch Online and updated every five minutes. "Our relationship with the BBC represents a tremendous opportunity for our ASI World Watch subscribers to have constant access to news from the one of the world's most prestigious news organizations," LeBlanc said. "We can tap into as many as 40 different news feeds that cover the world or specific regions."
HTH will be providing World Watch Online subscribers with international health care resources specifically tailored to meet the needs of individuals, traveling, living and working outside their home country. Through this partnership, they will gain online access to a wide range of global health information and services including:
- Access to a comprehensive database of hospitals worldwide vetted by medical professionals. Information includes hospital's name, address, clinical services and facilities, emergency room phone number, entrance address and hours of operation - In depth reviews of local pharmacies including types of pharmaceutical drugs each dispenses - Online medical translation guides providing common medical terms and phrases in 10 widely spoken languages as well as brand name equivalents for prescription and over-the-counter drugs - Access to health related articles written by medical professionals