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Headlines Raise Red Flags For International Travel Risk Management

What do the forthcoming World Cup in Qatar, a WNBA superstar and a murdered journalist’s lawyer have in common? As cautionary tales involving international travel and local laws stricter than most Westerners experience, they should be on the radar of those involved in travel risk management. The lawyer is Asim Ghafoor, a U.S. citizen detained…

Distributed Work, New ISO Guidance Shape Travel Risk Management’s Next Steps

As businesses send their people back on the road in growing numbers, there’s a lot for travel managers and travelers to remember about risk prevention, mitigation and response. At the same time, with employees working from home or just about any place they want, there are many more environments for organizations to keep tabs on….

Coupa Picks Travel Leaders Corporate For New Booking Tool Attached To Expense Tech

Business spend management firm Coupa Software planned Tuesday to unveil a new travel solution, integrated with its existing expense software and backed by Travel Leaders Corporate for fulfillment, support and preferred rates. Coupa is open to partnerships with other travel management companies to meet client needs.  Based largely on technology from recent acquisitions, the new…

American Express Global Business Travel Staffs Up To Add Travel Agency Partners 

American Express Global Business Travel during the fourth quarter created a unit called Partner Solutions to bring its relationships with other travel agencies “under one banner.” It’s well known that to serve multinational accounts, GBT partners with agencies in countries where it does not own operations. The GBT Partner Solutions staff also is approaching regional…

Required Reading: International Standards Body Poised To Publish Travel Risk Management Guidance

In the works since 2018, the initial version of ISO guidance on travel risk management is scheduled for release this month. It will provide a roadmap and a set of best practices that could evolve into a more formal standard and associated certification. Travel risk management experts welcome the publication and see it as a…

New In Domestic Travel Risk Assessments: Sobering Hospital Stats

On top of worries about contracting Covid, employees and employers can’t forget that car accidents, heart attacks and other emergencies happen during business travel. Hospital capacity wasn’t traditionally a factor that U.S. corporates needed to consider for domestic trips, but that’s all changed with intensive care units now at or near capacity in several states….

Huge Pool Of Candidates Pledges Transparency, Global View On GBTA Board

Thanks to the pandemic, newly approved bylaws and turnover on the Global Business Travel Association board, 2021 will usher in a new era for the association. The membership has called for change, and two dozen industry professionals are vying for eight open board seats in elections that will run June 21 to July 19. The…

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