Tag Archives: duty of care

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

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 »

The Year In Polls: Travel Risk Is Ubiquitous, Preparation Isn’t

It’s clear that travel risk management is a top priority for travel management professionals (1, 2). Recent industry research, though, showed companies are at varying stages of preparedness. The demand is there. Company leaders, investors and regulators may insist on certain measures. Travelers are asking, too. One-quarter of the travel managers polled in April 2017 by the Association of… Read More »

What’s The ROI Of Travel Risk Management?

It might be difficult to attach numbers to something as seemingly abstract as travel risk management. How do you measure the return on investing in this area? There are a few approaches, both qualitative and quantitative. To understand the ROI, one first has to understand the risks. Travel risk management gets more attention now than it did a… Read More »

Self-Driving Cars: Time To Update Risk Policies

[UPDATE, March 28, 2017: Uber restarted self-driving car operations in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Tempe, Ariz., according to published reports. An Uber official told Reuters that the company completed an investigation into the Arizona crash and cleared the autonomous driving technology.] [UPDATE, March 27, 2017: After a self-driving Uber car crashed in Arizona a few days ago, 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 force of others… 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 criminals and those… Read More »

New Risk Management Firms Aim To Mainstream Real-time Tracking

The most common and largely practical way to locate travelers in a crisis is to look at who intended to travel to the area and ping them. Credit card swipe data is another way follow an employee’s path. Potentially even more effective, GPS-based tracking is challenged by privacy concerns and battery drain. However, a relatively new crop of… 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.” Though the approach… 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 provider’s technology overhaul,… 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 in a crisis.… Read More »