Tag Archives: iJet

‘Laptop Ban’ Prompts Review Of Travel, IT Policies

[UPDATE, April 19, 2017: Emirates cited revised U.S. government policies for its decision to reduce flight frequencies on five U.S. routes. In May the airline will begin reducing to five weekly from daily the flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. In June, it will trim twice-daily Boston and Seattle services to one per day. The… Read More »

‘Trust But Verify’ Your Hotel Safety Vetting

Most organizations don’t inspect every hotel property they tell travelers to use. They can do some of that with the help of travel management companies and risk specialists, but covering the globe is a tall order. So how do travel management pros really know if properties in their programs are safe? Mostly they’re taking the… Read More »

Amid Growing Travel Risk Management Awareness, GBTA Upsizes Assessment Tool

Denver — Companies trying to manage travel risk sometimes don’t know if their efforts suffice. Once they know where they stand, there’s much to do to run a solid program. IJet International nine years ago created an assessment tool that helped many understand the first part. The Global Business Travel Association, iJet and a task… Read More »

Book Review: A (Nearly) Complete TRM Resource

Fortunately for traveling businesspeople exposed to a world of danger, risk management is embedded in corporate travel’s consciousness. It’s a tricky area that touches many other business disciplines. Travel risk management approaches depend on culture, risk tolerance and many other factors. Threats, social stigmas and legalities vary around the globe. New technology constantly emerges to help both… Read More »

Overseas Security Advisory Council Forum Considers LGBT Traveler Mobility

Washington, D.C. – Along with changing attitudes, many private-sector companies now have nondiscrimination policies protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Some such employees no longer hide who they are, and many travel overseas for business. People with certain sexual orientations or gender identities may risk jail time or worse in some countries. In many more, the locals… Read More »

International SOS Commissions New Duty Of Care Code As GBTA Preps TRM Tool Update

[UPDATE: Sept. 27, 2016: Standards company BSI announced it published the code of practice commissioned by International SOS. Publicly Available Specification 3001:2016 can be purchased here.] [UPDATE, April 8, 2016: We published new information related to this article here.] International SOS commissioned the British Standards Institution to develop a duty of care “code of practice.”… Read More »

How Good Is Card Swipe Data For TRM?

[UPDATE: Oct. 13, 2016: According to Business Travel News, Concur in early 2017 will include expense receipts and credit card transactions to augment traveler tracking within the Concur Messaging system.] During a crisis, business travelers don’t always check in with their companies when requested to do so. That may result from complacency or ignorance to… Read More »

Travel Risk Management Firms Explore Single Sign-On Access

Passwords are annoying. Resetting one in the midst of a crisis is particularly frustrating. But that’s exactly what many corporate managers need to do before finding out if any of their employees are impacted. IJet International on Jan. 1 will offer single sign-on to its systems using credentials that clients store themselves. Part of the travel risk management… Read More »

Paris Response: Ready And Able, But Rusty

Annapolis, Md., Trevose, Pa. and Philadelphia – Travel risk management programs worked as designed after Friday’s attacks in Paris, according to executives at leading TRM firms. But they said some clients need more practice and familiarity with systems and protocols. It’s one thing to have in place the appropriate infrastructure; it’s another to know how to quickly use it… Read More »

Concur’s Risk Service Is ‘Open’ But Hasn’t Attracted Key TRM Providers

As some Concur clients test the new version of its Messenger iOS app, released last month, Concur’s self-described “open” approach to integrating with travel risk management firms already includes five providers, but not some of the bigger names. In the making since Concur two years ago acquired messaging firm conTgo, the app is the mobile companion to Concur’s Messaging service.… Read More »