travel risk management

Reporter’s Notebook: Corporate Travel Managers Discuss Changed Responsibilities, Altered Supplier Relationships And Added Value

Already a profession with a varied set of responsibilities, corporate travel management evolved with the pandemic’s onset. Creating or maintaining relationships with other internal departments and external suppliers is more important than ever. Newfound skills and focus areas likely will remain part of the remit. Travel managers and buyers speaking on recent industry webinars discussed…

Altour Designs Health And Safety Hotline For SMEs

Altour launched a health and safety hotline for companies without in-house or third-party travel risk management expertise. The 24/7 service is available to Altour client travelers and travel managers via phone, email or SMS for a flat, annual fee the company described as “nominal.” Altour partnered with risk management firm Exlog Global to build the…

Companies May Not Be Liable For Business Travel-Related Covid Cases, But Who Wants To Get Sued To Find Out?

Trade groups want travel companies to get immunity from Covid-related liability. Senate Republicans are pushing for liability limits for businesses, healthcare entities and academic institutions. State and local legislation, either to protect businesses from litigation or employees from losing wages or jobs, has been popping up.  Meanwhile, some organizations are asking travelers to sign liability…

Contact Tracing Scales In Asia, Faces Privacy And Political Hurdles In Europe And The United States

Questions about where people have been, whom they’ve seen and how they’re feeling are becoming commonplace. So are mobile apps that track potential coronavirus exposure. Contact tracing has taken on greater prominence in recent months as society copes with Covid-19. As with physical health screenings, there are data privacy concerns and travel management considerations. Health…

On Plugging Leakage, Nothing New Except The Urgency

There is now plenty of justification for senior managers to authorize, and business travelers to follow, tighter booking-channel policies. For companies unable to mandate that all bookings go through designated channels, the case for data capture solutions like CapTrav, Traxo or TripLink is stronger than ever. It’s not just about where travelers are or where…

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…

New Airport Health Screenings Would Impact Corporate Pre-Trip Prep

The International Air Transport Association plans to hold virtual meetings with governments and other stakeholders as soon as this month to kickstart coordination on health screenings and travel restrictions. The outcome would have implications for travel management programs in terms of communications with travelers and pre-trip authorization processes. During an April 7 press briefing, IATA…

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