Category Archives: Risk

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 »

Going Against The Grain, Cardinal Health Moves Travel To Security From Procurement

By | February 1, 2018

To which department does travel management report? It’s usually procurement and/or finance, administration or shared services. Cardinal Health is an exception. About a year ago, it shifted travel management from procurement to security. “The world is changing,” said Cardinal Health global travel manager Jill Huffman. “Duty of care has become the No. 1 priority for many companies.” Along with… Read More »

Sought-After Travel Data Protection Code Not Forthcoming Despite GDPR

By | January 26, 2018

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a seal of approval for the protection of business travelers’ data and privacy? There are certifications for data security, but none really for privacy. There has been talk about a travel code of conduct, but no movement. Some fear the travel industry won’t get its act together before running into legal… Read More »

Explainer: The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation And Business Travel

By | January 26, 2018

Businesses in travel and beyond face a deadline of May 25, 2018, for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR changes several key areas of data privacy law applying to European citizens. Among the major changes that the regulation makes relative to the current data protection regime, GDPR “applies to all companies processing the personal… Read More »