safety

It Costs $30 And Saves Lives. Why Don’t Many Hotels Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms?

Travel risk management pros vetting hotel safety often examine on-site security personnel and resources, crime rates in the surrounding areas and, more recently, hygiene protocols. Fire safety also is a big item, but requirements for carbon monoxide detectors vary across jurisdictions and hotel brands. They are not mandated for Airbnb hosts unless they’re listing in…

Op Ed: Claire Langford On How Expanded Risk Offers Opportunities To Improve Duty Of Care

One of the pandemic’s silver linings has been greater awareness of and attention to corporate duty of care. According to Claire Langford, a veteran travel buyer and former TMC program manager now with CoreTrust Purchasing Group, organizations taking a broader view of employee wellbeing can not only mitigate risk, but also improve recruiting and retention….

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….

Public Streets Are The Lab For Self-Driving Experiments

With Tesla making its way into the rental car market and business travelers choosing from a variety of new mobility modes, employers need to keep their ground transportation risk policies up to date. Roy Furchgott writes about how regulations determine liability for autonomous driving, a quickly arriving technology. Tesla’s relentless vision for self-driving cars has…

Vaccine Passports, Covid’s Next Political Flashpoint

Max Fisher is a New York-based international reporter and columnist who has reported from five continents on conflict, diplomacy, social change and other topics. Matina Stevis-Gridneff contributed reporting from Brussels to his March 2 article, republished here with permission from The New York Times, as part of our licensing program. We welcome your comments below….

John Rose Vs. Covid-19

Altour chief risk officer John Rose has spoken on 36 webinars since the novel coronavirus outbreak. A former U.S. Marine, Rose’s mission is to eliminate complacency, ignorance and misinformation. After the military and before joining the travel agency in 2018, Rose was a program director for the U.S. Department of Defense in Italy, president of…

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