The Clever Travel Companion Updates

We Win! #1 of 20! November 29 2015, 0 Comments

USA Today has announced its winners for the "10 Best Gift for Adventurers" competition and of the 20 entrants, placed #1 was The Clever Travel Companion's travel safety clothing range!

We are delighted to have been selected for this award and would of course like to thank everyone who voted! Thank you so much.


Going to exotic Asia? November 06 2015, 0 Comments

The Asian continent boasts exquisite cuisine, some of the best beaches and dive spots, and the most modern architecture in the world. The big cities are bustling with people, and rural areas can find you miles from the nearest neighbor. Asia is a place of extremes - the tallest mountains, the politest cultures, the spiciest foods. How can you not be entranced by the call of Asia?

But just like every other tourist destination, Asian countries have their fair share of pickpockets. Before you jet off to Japan, Vietnam, Korea, or any other Asian country don’t forget to buy your Clever Travel Companion clothes with hidden, zippered pockets. These hidden pockets are designed to be sturdy and not obvious to others. They are so comfortable to wear and give you peace of mind while traveling.

A quick note before we get into the crime statistics. China does not keep statistics on theft - what few crime statistics the Chinese government do keep (like homicide rates) are very suspect. Many renowned organizations, including the United Nations, have noted that Chinese crime statistics are not reliable and appear to be much higher than actually reported. The crime statistics reported by the Chinese government are simply misleading. For this reason, we do not include China in our ranking, though it is very likely that they should be on this list. Hong Kong, on the other hand, does keep crime statistics, including theft. You can bet that if tiny Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) is on the list, China probably should be on there too. We’ve even been seeing reports of Chinese pickpockets using chopsticks to take from pockets and purses. So, we know they are out there.

Top 10 Asian Countries for Pickpocket Activity (thefts per year)

  1. Japan - 541,008

  2. Bangladesh - 330,312

  3. Republic of Korea - 290,055

  4. Kazakhstan - 178,426

  5. India - 109,839

  6. Thailand - 61,663

  7. Philippines - 43,606

  8. Malaysia - 37,128

  9. Hong Kong - 33,664

  10. Indonesia - 25,036

A pickpocket in China caught on surveillance camera using chopsticks to take a cell phone from an unsuspecting person

 

 


USA Today Readers' Best: The Clever Travel Companion October 26 2015, 0 Comments

Dear fellow travelers! How exciting is this?!

The Clever Travel Companion has been nominated for the best gift for adventurers. Please help us out and vote for the Clever Travel Companion for the coveted title of the best travel gear at USAToday's10 Best Readers' Choice:

"Whether your adventures take you into the national parks of North America or exotic villages on the far side of the globe, good gear can make or break a trip. 10Best's team of adventure travel experts have hand-picked 20 items deserving of a place on any adventurer's wish list. Vote for your favorite once per day now through Monday, November 23 at noon ET."

We think the Clever Travel Companion should win. Don't you? Please give us your vote! There's no email sign ups, just a vote button. It only takes a couple of seconds!

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