Notebook: Searching For Better Travel Data, International SOS Endorses Spotnana

As part of its mission to support client employees’ safety, security and well-being, risk management firm International SOS processes 20 million passenger name records a week. Between 1.5 percent and 2 percent have errors, according to the firm’s global travel industry relations VP, Wendy Stachowiak. That’s a lot. But with some new mutual clients using…

Travel Risk Firms Warn Of Growing, Multifaceted Dangers

Geopolitical tensions, cybersecurity threats and the impact of climate change topped 2024 watchlists and predictions published during the past two months by several travel risk management providers. Even as armed conflict grows in multiple locations around the globe for the first time in decades, there’s also consensus that travel program managers should beware of domestic…

GBTA Posts Index Of Travel Risk Management Suppliers, Capabilities

Duty of care is top of mind and ISO guidance on travel risk management is becoming more familiar to those involved in corporate travel. Still, many organizations don’t know which suppliers and third parties can meet TRM program needs. Aiming to plug that knowledge gap, the GBTA Risk Committee surveyed providers, reviewed supporting evidence and…

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….

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…

Jet Lag App Makers Court Corporate Travel Managers

It’s 2020 and organizations should care about their employees. It helps the bottom line. The thinking behind the recent strong-economy awakening to the traveler experience is giving tailwind to new ideas about jet lag — possibly bane No. 1 in long-distance travel. Jet lag app makers are taking center stage and building connections with the…

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