Risk for travelers, their employers and travel suppliers takes many forms. Coverage in this area explores the myriad threats and considerations, disciplines built around them (like travel risk management), providers that help mitigate and respond, and internal policies and processes.

Some examples
Duty of care
Hotel security
• Internal and external fraud
Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
• How Covid vaccines impact travel
• Using
 pre-trip approvals
• Traveler wellness
• Traveler safety and security
Trafficking, sexual assault and discrimination 

Op Ed: Danny Hood On Recovery Strategies For The Travel Industry

Danny Hood has seen it all during a career spanning four decades. In 1993 he joined WorldTravel Partners, which became WorldTravel BTI in 2001 and BCD Travel in 2006. He served the company as president of the Americas until 2010. Over the years, corporate travel boomed and busted a few times, and Hood was involved…

Explainer: Self-Sovereign Identity

People share a lot of personal information through digital channels, and the entities they interact with access more of it than they need. Individuals have little control over the transmission of their data and who gets what. The concept of a decentralized, self-sovereign identity fixes that while addressing cybersecurity and streamlining processes. A self-sovereign identity…

A ‘Very Credible’ Candidate: This Recruiting Scam Is Underway Now

“Victoria Jones,” head of leadership consulting at Exec Search Pros Inc., emailed yours truly on Oct. 29 about a client that had “retained us to fill various senior-level positions in one of their recent acquisitions. I was referred to you by an outside talent sourcing firm and based on your previous experience I think you…

Scammers Are Using Fake Job Ads To Steal People’s Identities

No one in corporate travel dodged the pandemic’s brutal treatment of employment, and to make matters worse, scammers are preying on job seekers. This story by Cezary Podkul was originally published last month by ProPublica. It has become a ubiquitous internet ad, with versions popping up everywhere from Facebook and LinkedIn to smaller sites like…

Reporter’s Notebook: Announcements Timed With GBTA Convention Address Recovery, Risk, Service

The Global Business Travel Association on Wednesday welcomed back its Media Day event at the start of the annual convention. More series of presentations than press conference, the event requires presenters — companies that sponsor or exhibit at the convention and pay extra to be involved — to agree to withhold their announcements until the…

Judge Cites Travel’s Plight In Quick Approval Of CWT Bankruptcy Plan

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur on Friday afternoon confirmed the Chapter 11 plan of Carlson Travel, parent of CWT. Filed Thursday in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District Of Texas, the prepackaged bankruptcy case enjoyed expedited treatment for good reason, according to Isgur. The confirmation allows CWT to complete a restructuring that provides it…

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