Our Mission

IATSSP offers membership to any Public Safety, Medical or Law Enforcement professional who is interested in Connection, Collaboration, Education and Certification within the Tourism Safety & Security Field.

Tourism is more important than ever.  In addition to Increased desire for interactive shared experiences,  the importance of tourism dollars driving local and global economies has heightened the focus on designing, creating, and maintaining safe environments for all tourists. The Tourism industry is more dynamic than ever. Environments and tourist desires continue to change rapidly.  

Our organization hosts conferences and tradeshows throughout the world to support connection, collaboration, education and certification with the tourism safety and security fields. We maintain and continue to grow our network of professionals that create and enhance safe and secure tourism throughout the world. 2020 will mark our 27th Annual Conference.

Our network of Annual Conference attendees includes hundreds of professional individuals within the Medical, Security, Tourism, and Government industries.  

Our conference provides a place for this important network of professionals to connect, collaborate, learn and even gain access to certain certification programs.

Pillars to our foundation

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Connection – To provide a common affiliation for professionals who are passionate about Tourism Safety & Security so that we may share information and help move the industry forward together.

Collaboration – To provide opportunities, virtually and Face to Face for the members of our community to network, discuss, collaborate and ultimately assist each other in bettering ourselves and one another, all with the common goal of more effective Tourism Safety & Security.

Education – To share formal education and real-life examples that will help destinations and organizations around the world provide Safer and more Secure Tourism opportunities for everyone.

Certification – To administer the education in such a fashion that there is a formalized structure for professionals around the world to earn credentials and certification of such knowledge.​

Our network

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First Responders and Security Professionals

EMT’s, Fire Fighters, Public Security, Private Security, Police, Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, Crisis Management and Emergency Management Professionals, Risk Management Professionals

Medical Professionals

Hospital Staff Doctors, Nurses, Emergency room professionals

Tourism Professionals

Airlines, Airports, Hotels, Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus, Convention Centers, Transportation Companies, Meeting Professionals

Goverment Agencies

Ministries of Tourism, TSA, CDC, US Customs & Border Protection, NIH, CIA, FBI, NSA, Department of Homeland Security, US Marshals, NOAA, US Secret Service, OSHA

Industry Experts

Public health Professionals/Educators, Subject Matter Experts