travel risk management

The Costly Pursuit Of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On.

Originally published on May 24, this article by The New York Times technology correspondent Cade Metz is shared here with permission as part of our licensing program. We welcome your comments below. It was seven years ago when Waymo discovered that spring blossoms made its self-driving cars get twitchy on the brakes. So did soap…

Global Immigration Law Firm Creates Tech Company For Visa Processing, Tax Compliance

Immigration law firm Fragomen Worldwide partially spun out a tech company whose visa processing and tax compliance services are now available to the corporate travel market. The company, Nomadic, arrives at an interesting time after some incubation and Covid hibernation. Cross-border business travel is exceedingly complicated, and not just because of testing, insurance, vaccine or…

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….

CWT Chief Executive Ekert Expects More ‘Big Brother’ Travel Management (Audio)

Liability risks will force some companies to use strict pre-trip approval and booking channel policies for the foreseeable future, according to CWT president and CEO Kurt Ekert. “This is not leisure travel, where the consumer is making a decision for their individual pleasure,” said Ekert last week during a Teleconference. “If you’re asking somebody to…

Aiming To Check More Boxes, Players Remake Risk Management Landscape

Employee safety is paramount for organizations. Because travel is a big part, providers involved in risk, security and mass communications in recent years added travel services to their portfolios. On the flip side, for organizations that focused people risk management mostly on their traveling people, 2020 showed there’s much more to it. To serve evolving…

AmTrav Partnership With Journera Starts With Knowing When Corporate Travelers Board The Plane (Audio)

AmTrav Corporate Travel agreed to start using Journera’s data exchange platform. It is the first travel management company to do so. Founded in 2015 and launched a year later, Journera wants to be the glue in an interconnected travel ecosystem. It uses application programming interfaces to assemble complete views of trips. In that way, it…

SAP Concur Updates Solutions For Covid-19 Response

With technology updates already underway for both its Travel and Expense solutions, a refresh of SAP Concur’s Request product wouldn’t have gained much attention pre-Covid. But as with a new approach for its risk management offering, priorities have changed. SAP Concur also recently highlighted several other features designed to help clients in the crisis. Among…

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