Category Archives: Risk

WorldAware (Formerly iJet) Releases Incident App, Acquires Mass Notifications Service

By | August 12, 2018

The travel risk management company formerly known as iJet International is marketing a new mobile app that alerts users to nearby incidents and proximity to crime hot spots. It’s one of a few recent comings and goings at the firm, now known as WorldAware, including the acquisition of BlueLine Grid and the departure of COO John Rose. The… Read More »

Jennifer Keltner On Fighting Human Trafficking In The Travel Industry

By | August 1, 2018

Jennifer Keltner has worked for United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and, most recently, Toyota North America where she managed travel and meeting services for the past 10 years. She is now ready to move on from Toyota and focus on fighting human trafficking. Keltner draws inspiration from personal events. Her brother-in-law left a prominent law… Read More »

Fraudsters Busted For Stealing $1 Million Through T&E Card, Expense Processes

By | June 29, 2018

A Connecticut woman this week pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from her company during a three-year period to 2016 by exploiting payment and expense reimbursement processes. As much as business leaders would like to trust employees, preventing them from stealing is a big reason to have travel and expense management. Despite corporate efforts to reduce… Read More »

New Certification Programs Emerge For Hotel Safety And Security Vetting

By | June 6, 2018

Despite the priority of safety and security for business travelers, few employers comprehensively vet the hotels they use. It’s time-consuming and expensive. Two new organizations are helping with the task, joining the longer-established Safehotels Alliance. Ugosafe hopes in September to launch its evaluation program covering Africa. It’s an initiative of Paris-area hospitality security company S2H (Smart Security for… Read More »

Tom Tulloch On GDPR And Supply Chain Compliance

By | May 10, 2018

Data protection and privacy have been a big deal for a long time in the data-intensive travel industry. With new regulations set to take effect — covering all European citizens and companies doing business in Europe — there are many new questions about who is impacted and how to comply. Tom Tulloch, executive vice president and managing director… Read More »

Mark Williams On FAA’s Apparent Lack Of Concern (Or Its Ineptitude)

By | April 17, 2018

“60 Minutes” on Sunday ran a segment about “persistent” safety issues and “an alarming number” of mechanical incidents at Allegiant Air, the ultra-low-cost carrier based in Las Vegas. “Between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of last October, we found more than 100 serious mechanical incidents, including mid-air engine failures, smoke and fumes in the cabin, rapid descents, flight… Read More »

Alan Tyson On ‘Me Too,’ A Wake-Up Call For Business Travel

By | March 2, 2018

Today’s From The Field contribution could not be more timely — or serious. It came to us the day before news broke of alleged gender discrimination and sexual harassment at a corporate travel agency. In this submission, Databasics CEO Alan Tyson calls on those involved in sending employees on the road to better recognize and prevent such misconduct.… Read More »