Travel Risk Management

The 2018 Hurricane Season is Coming: Are You Ready?

The 2018 Hurricane Season is Coming: Are You Ready?

These names may not mean much to you now, but chances are, seven of them will become house-hold hurricane names this season, with at least three of them reaching major hurricane strength: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, Valerie, William.

Information Alone is Not Intelligence: Be Intelligent About Your Intelligence

Information Alone is Not Intelligence: Be Intelligent About Your Intelligence

Information alone is merely data, a collection of facts. With 24/7 news media cycles, social media, and internet outlets, there is no shortage of readily available information about everything from terrorism...

8 Ways to Stay Situationally Aware

8 Ways to Stay Situationally Aware

What exactly is situational awareness and what does it mean for your traveling employees?

The Connection Home: Secure Communication Strategies for the Business Traveler

The Connection Home: Secure Communication Strategies for the Business Traveler

"Situational awareness is the foundation of personal security," one expert claims. Officially, the term is defined as the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time and space,...

Your Most Important Tool When Corporate Travel Goes Wrong

Your Most Important Tool When Corporate Travel Goes Wrong

Reports indicate that international business travel is expected to increase 6.1% in 2018. This means more business travelers for companies to watch and safeguard in a world that continues to see increases...

GBTA Conference addresses security and travel increases with businesses

GBTA Conference addresses security and travel increases with businesses

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) was recently held in Los Angeles and during the conference, there were two big areas of

The Top 5 Preventable Risks of Employee Travel

The Top 5 Preventable Risks of Employee Travel

As a company's global footprint expands, traveling employees become both an asset and a potential liability. To manage travel risks, staying up-to-date on the most severe travel threats is imperative.

Business Traveler Checklist

Business Traveler Checklist

The safety of traveling employees is incredibly important for all companies. If you're in charge of leading travel risk management for your organization, arm yourself and your travelers with this business traveler checklist.

Managing travel risks should be a priority for businesses

Managing travel risks should be a priority for businesses

With the amount of terrorist activities, rebel fighting, infectious disease outbreaks and other life-threatening circumstances happening across the world, businesses have to get ready to protect their corporate travelers going to fall conferences and meetings.

US travel risk at airports increases as travelers caught attempting to bring a firearm on a plane grows

US travel risk at airports increases as travelers caught attempting to bring a firearm on a plane grows

Travel risk mitigation strategies for organizations starts the second a worker leaves the door of an office. It's up to the company to make sure a worker's trip to the airport, safety inside the airport, flight, destination and travel around the work location are all closely monitored and assessed to avoid any incidents.

Help Your Traveling Employees Understand Their Airline Rights

Help Your Traveling Employees Understand Their Airline Rights

ncidents this past spring brought a heightened awareness to airline safety and security. But in particular, it brought into focus this question: what exactly are your rights as an airline passenger?

3 Current Situations to be Mindful of When Planning Travel

3 Current Situations to be Mindful of When Planning Travel

Understanding emerging threats is key to being an effective travel risk manager. All the planning and guidelines accomplish little if you aren't on top of the most pressing issues as they unfold. Travel risk management is a complicated endeavor, especially for a large organization with many moving pieces and people. But it all boils down to the keeping your employees safe and secure.

Ensuring Business Travel Safety in a Sharing Environment

Ensuring Business Travel Safety in a Sharing Environment

We live in a world that is built around sharing. Powered by the proliferation of technology, homeowners are now sharing their accommodations via websites like Airbnb and HomeAway.

Soon American Travelers May Need Visa for Europe

Soon American Travelers May Need Visa for Europe

When considering travel risk awareness, a well-run company evaluates many points and concepts. Safety is an important metric, but just one of many that need to be understood between good policy and continued diligence. Travel procedures are changing across the world all the time, and staying on top of these changes can be a challenge in itself.

UN takes aim at human trafficking awareness for corporate travelers

UN takes aim at human trafficking awareness for corporate travelers

The United Nations is partnering with travel companies to help raise awareness on human trafficking for corporate travelers around the world.

Defining Your Travel Policy Focus Safety

Defining Your Travel Policy Focus Safety

Safety when traveling abroad for company business cannot simply be a cursory concern, but must be an overarching culture by which your teams and employees guide themselves. Of course, there are many priorities for travel managers including cost effectiveness, time concerns, and more, but safety needs to be a top consideration.

6 Ways Employees Can Protect Themselves While Traveling

6 Ways Employees Can Protect Themselves While Traveling

As a company with employees traveling for work, there is a heavy moral and (depending on location) legal responsibility to do everything that you can to keep them safe. This is where travel risk management comes into play.

Tips for Cuba Bound Employees

Tips for Cuba Bound Employees

With Cuba becoming a rapidly expanding market for many businesses, it's a good idea to research tips your organization may need if traveling to the

Managing Health Risk Among Traveling Employees

Managing Health Risk Among Traveling Employees

When it comes to travel risk management, it's often the high-profile events that take up much of an organization's concern and time. Preparing for the worst is an integral part of any worldwide corporation's job when considering the safety of employees during business travel.

Protecting Europe Bound Employees

Protecting Europe Bound Employees

Traveling abroad to any place on the globe presents its own set of unique challenges and risks. Employers need to be as cognizant as possible of every potential risk when they are deploying employees around the world on official business.

Creating a Travel Policy Which Mitigates Risk

Creating a Travel Policy Which Mitigates Risk

The ultimate goals of business travel are success and safety, and not necessarily in that order. When developing a travel policy for an organization, the key factor in the creation of such a document is to highlight the ways in which risk can be mitigated as much as possible.

Making the Call: Cancelling Travel Due to Weather

Making the Call: Cancelling Travel Due to Weather

Travel risk assessment covers a myriad of possibilities: safety and security due to local infrastructure, damage potential to company assets, regional stability, and much more.

Dennis v Norwegian Refugee Council Ruling Emphasizes Importance of Duty of Care

Dennis v Norwegian Refugee Council Ruling Emphasizes Importance of Duty of Care

Companies, no matter their goals when sending employees to overseas locations, need to constantly be aware of their duty of care obligations. This isn't just good practice, but in many countries, a direct aspect of the law. Travel risk assessments depend greatly on employee's positions globally, as well as reasons for travel and a wide spectrum of other related risks.

5 Steps to Minimize International Travel Risk

5 Steps to Minimize International Travel Risk

International travel is a vital component of most organizations, and doing it safely and securely is equally critical. Travel risk management is a concept that follows directly with its name: any time you and your team travels, anything that can be done to mitigate the risk involved in the journey should be put to use.

Risks and Your Traveling Employees

Risks and Your Traveling Employees

NC4, a leader in travel risk management, explains risk that business travelers may face and what steps that can be taken to help protect them.

What Are Your Organizations Travel Risk Protocols

What Are Your Organizations Travel Risk Protocols

The Washington, D.C.-based Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, which does research to benefit the business travel industry, recently released key results from a survey of travel managers and travel-risk managers. It indicates that most organizations (83%) have instituted travel risk management (TRM) protocols as part of a plan to maintain the safety and security of employees who travel on the organization's behalf.

Possible Risks to Consider When Your Employees Travel

Possible Risks to Consider When Your Employees Travel

While there are risks in life no matter what you do, there are risks specific to travel. And as an employer, you take part in those risks if your employees travel for business reasons, especially if they travel internationally. As such, travel risk assessment and management are a necessity for any employer in this position.

Turkish bombings reveal potential for instability following attacks

Turkish bombings reveal potential for instability following attacks

A pair of suicide bombings in Turkey in early October were a potent reminder of the need for effective travel risk management planning.

Major storm front causes travel business delays across US

A winter storm system is expected to drop as much as 7 inches of snow across some areas of the U.S. as it makes its way eastward across the country. The weather pattern, identified as a clipper by United Press International, made its mark in Chicago and the surrounding area on January 4 and 5.

Massive crash on New Hampshire highway causes significant travel problems

An unusually large series of collisions on a New Hampshire interstate highway caused severe delays and near-total blockage of the road as emergency response crews as well as transportation department employees tried to resolve the situation on Jan. 2.

Fog in Abu Dhabi strands international travelers

A layer of heavy fog at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates stranded a number of flights coming in and going out of that country in early January. The airport is used as both a final destination and as a connector for flights traveling the world over due to its centralized location the Middle East

Lava flow in Hawaii threatening homes commercial activity

Lava flow in Hawaii threatening homes commercial activity

A flow of lava in Hawaii could potentially destroy homes, businesses and some travel infrastructure if its path continues according to projections.

Tornadoes cause severe damage deaths in Southeast US

Tornadoes cause severe damage deaths in Southeast US

A series of storms and tornados hit the Southeast U.S. on the evening of Dec. 23, causing severe damage and a small number of fatalities. The states facing the brunt of the damage were Mississippi and Missouri, where the storm affected a wide swath of territory on both sides of the two states' borders.

London airport strike a potential problem for travelers

After the resolution of a software failure that diverted, delayed and canceled or postponed hundreds of flights in early December, travelers in and around London will have to contend with another transit problem at the end of the month.

London air traffic control system goes dark causes significant delays

The air traffic system that helps controllers manage the large number of flights above the city of London went down due to a technical failure on December 12, delaying or diverting hundreds if not thousands of flights.

Serious fires in L A cause damage delays

Serious fires in L A cause damage delays

A fire raged in the Los Angeles metropolitan area overnight from December 7 to December 8, stretching the resources of firefighters and other first responders who sought to fight the blaze and provide support services.

Early winter storm hits parts of Rockies Midwest

Early winter storm hits parts of Rockies Midwest

A winter storm hit certain parts of states in the Rockies and the Upper Midwest hard on Nov. 10, still roughly a month away from the official end of the fall season, and the weather conditions are expected to continue for at least another day before calming.

Violence flares in Egypt with train bombing

A pair of train bombings in the Cairo metropolitan area led to four fatalities and a string of serious injuries in the first week of November. The Associated Press reported that the blasts were set off on a passenger train north of Egypt's capital city, a more serious blast that resulted in the four deaths, and on a commuter train in the suburbs of Cairo. Reports of a person injured by an explosive device near a rarely used government facility in the city were also documented by the AP.

Flames fanned in Ukraine crisis as rebel leaders take contested positions

Flames fanned in Ukraine crisis as rebel leaders take contested positions

A series of elections in the eastern provinces of Ukraine still partial to Russia's government, led to the placement of new leaders in early November, although the main government in Kiev has denounced the results as a farce.

Unusual snowstorm slams South Carolina Tennessee

Unusual snowstorm slams South Carolina Tennessee

Although a snowstorm was predicted for much of the Northeast during Halloween weekend 2014, the range of the snowfall exceeded the expectations of many. The precipitation was somewhat early for areas like Maine and eastern Massachusetts, which dealt with severe storms at the end of October in past years.

N C shooting leads to manhunt partial lockdowns

N C shooting leads to manhunt partial lockdowns

A shooting on the steps of a rural North Carolina courthouse on Oct. 28 didn't cause any fatalities, but the resulting manhunt for the suspect led to complications for travelers in the area as well as government employees.

Shooting in Ottawa leads to lockdowns across Canada

Shooting in Ottawa leads to lockdowns across Canada

Much of Canada's federal capital, Ottawa, was in various states of lockdown on Oct. 22. The precautions came after the fatal shooting of a Canadian armed forces soldier in the downtown area's National War Memorial and reports of more gunfire in other government buildings.

North Korean instability provides reminder of the need for duty of care planning

North Korean instability provides reminder of the need for duty of care planning

North Korea has long stood as a potential problem in Asia. Although the country hasn't participated in any sort of substantial military activity since the truce that ended the Korean War more than 50 years ago, it makes threats to other counties on a somewhat regular basis.

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hammer U K

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hammer U K

Although the storm was no longer officially a hurricane, the remnants of what was Hurricane Gonzalo hit the U.K. hard on Oct. 21, causing a small group of both direct and indirect fatalities along with a spate of injuries, infrastructure problems, travel delays and cancelations.

Ebola reports starting to delay ground international flights

Ebola reports starting to delay ground international flights

While there are only limited measures in place to screen U.S.-bound travelers for the Ebola virus, international flights in Europe are starting to be grounded, delayed and otherwise pushed off schedule due to reports of symptoms among travelers.

Ebola poses unique travel risks for business people

Ebola poses unique travel risks for business people

Despite the high level of attention paid to Ebola in the media, the disease itself isn't easily spread. There has to be very close contact between a visibly infected person and a potential new host.

Chicago airports undergo massive cancellations after FAA facility fire

Chicago airports undergo massive cancellations after FAA facility fire

After a fire in one of the nation's Federal Aviation Administration facilities in Aurora, Illinois, Chicago travel was brought to a standstill on Sept. 26 with nearly all 1,750 outbound flights canceled at both Midway and O'Hare International airports, USA Today reported.

Concern in Libya prompts travel restrictions for many nations

Concern in Libya prompts travel restrictions for many nations

With tensions and instability rising in Libya, many travel experts are cautioning citizens about the travel in and around the area. According to Security Management Magazine, a geopolitical expert reached out to CSO Roundtable and explained Libya could turn into the next Iraq, which would then bring many security implications to the nation.

Why risk management practices are critical to business travel policies

Why risk management practices are critical to business travel policies

As the economy slowly builds back up after the recession, more businesses are investing in sending employees on international trips, assignments and other destinations for work.

5 tips for businesses to stay connected during the hurricane season

5 tips for businesses to stay connected during the hurricane season

As the hurricane season continues, many businesses and residents are trying to stay connected in case a disastrous event strikes. While these types of incidents are unpredictable, there are ways businesses can stay connected and safe during a hurricane.

Risk mitigation plans necessary for corporate travelers

Risk mitigation plans necessary for corporate travelers

Corporate travel is increasing around the world, and more companies are responsible for thousands of employees going to foreign countries for work purposes. With political tensions in Russia, Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, as well as Ebola outbreaks in Africa, there are many destinations that pose an increased risk for business travelers.

Global travel restrictions after Ebola hits West African nations

Global travel restrictions after Ebola hits West African nations

One of the deadliest outbreaks of Ebola in history is causing more concern for businesses sending corporate travelers to West African countries where the disease continues to threaten lives in the area.

Business travel increasing through 2014

Business travel increasing through 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, U.S. business travel spending had increased by 7.6 percent to $71.2 billion, and this year's overall spending is expected to grow to $292.3 billion, which would equal a 6.8 percent growth from last year.

FFA lifts US flight ban to Israel after two days

FFA lifts US flight ban to Israel after two days

On July 22, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a ban on all American flights to Israel after rockets were fired from Gaza and one landed less than a mile away from the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.

Iraq Travel Warnings Updated by US State Department

Iraq Travel Warnings Updated by US State Department

For more than a decade, the travel restrictions to Iraq have come with a strict warning from U.S. government officials, but recently, the nation increased its security for all corporate and leisure travel.

Corporate Travelers Should be Cautious with Personal Information When Traveling Abroad

Corporate Travelers Should be Cautious with Personal Information When Traveling Abroad

Corporate travelers face numerous risks while working abroad and businesses must ensure these travelers are completely updated on how to not only protect themselves, but the technology they use. When traveling abroad, many corporate travelers fall prey to Wi-Fi spots that hack information from their devices.

Travel warnings issued for those flying Arik Air in Nigeria

Travel warnings issued for those flying Arik Air in Nigeria

Nigerian airports and the federal government are increasing their security measures and have already warned air passengers to leave early for flights and expect longer delays.

Report estimate Business travel could see uptick in first quarter of 2014

Report estimate Business travel could see uptick in first quarter of 2014

Corporate travel saw a slight rise in 2013, and reports released by Global Business Travel Association projected business travel spending would rise by 7.2 percent in 2014 to $288.8 billion.

MERS first US incident could put more travelers at risk

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced May 2 the first reported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in the United States was found in Indiana.

Duty of care should be a business obligation for corporate travelers

Corporate traveler numbers are growing at a fast rate. As more businesses send their workers across borders, organizations need to understand the risks and duty of care responsibilities.

Survey Corporate travel departments see majority of risk management

Many organizations are thought to have a corporate risk management department, human resources department or a legal department to handle incidents that cause downtime or put workers in harm's way. However, according to a survey by Inform Logistics, of the nearly 125 global companies surveyed, the most common answer given by respondents when asked to identify who was responsible for risk management, was the travel management department.

Cyclone Ita causing travel restrictions in Australia s Barrier Reef region

Cyclone Ita causing travel restrictions in Australia s Barrier Reef region

Cyclone Ita devastated parts of the coast of Australia after causing a category one storm on April 11, and many are still affected by the storm.

Risk identification solutions for corporate travelers

Risk identification solutions for corporate travelers

With the economy turning around and more companies investing in corporate travel, businesses have to be aware of the risks involved with sending their assets across borders. According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 900 million international trips embarked every year.

3 tips for risk managers protecting international corporate travelers

For corporate travelers, overseas business trips can be a thrilling experience and an opportunity to experience a whole new aspect of the world. However, with new destinations, corporate travelers have to be aware of the potential risks that surround their trip.

Malaysia Airlines incident causing some corporate travelers to change flights

Malaysia Airlines incident causing some corporate travelers to change flights

While the disappearance of flight MH370 confounds many people around the world, some travelers are changing their minds when heading to Malaysia or when boarding a Malaysia Airlines plane.

Global corporate travel increases in 2014 as well as travel risks

In a recent report from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), global corporate travel spending increased more than expected in 2013, and the research shows that 2014 will continue to rise.

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