travel risk management

Concur’s Risk Service Is ‘Open’ But Hasn’t Attracted Key TRM Providers

As some Concur clients test the new version of its Messenger iOS app, released last month, Concur’s self-described “open” approach to integrating with travel risk management firms already includes five providers, but not some of the bigger names. In the making since Concur two years ago acquired messaging firm conTgo, the app is the mobile companion to Concur’s Messaging service….

Study Shows ROI On Travel Illness Prevention Programs

When moral or legal obligations aren’t enough, proving the ROI of risk management isn’t easy. A new study offers travel pros some data to make the case for a “return on prevention.” The research finds that measures like pre-travel medical checks and malaria prevention pay back. Belgium-based research and consulting firm Prevent in January released the study, sponsored by the International SOS…

Max Pax Policies Common, Not Universal

Concerns about too many executives or employees on a flight date back to well before 9/11, the event that began the travel risk management era. While it’s perhaps the oldest travel risk management policy, the maximum passenger rule isn’t applied as widely as one might expect. A US Airways flight six years ago crash landed on the Hudson River carrying two…

Pre-Trip Approval And The Value Of Red Tape

Pre-trip approval for many organizations is a necessary evil. It’s bureaucratic by nature. It may be the antithesis of the traveler-centric approach that’s all the rage on the conference circuit. But the practice is effective for travel pros and senior managers looking to put the kibosh on journeys deemed too expensive, unworthy or unsafe. The ultimate demand-management control, pre-trip approval…

How To Get Executives To Focus On Travel Risk Management

Nothing important gets done without executive buy-in, but what if no one in the C-suite is listening? That’s the conundrum facing some professionals as they try to establish robust travel risk management programs. When regulations or the news don’t get executives’ attention, experts advise giving them something tangible. “People who have never experienced a crisis don’t often see that…

More Duty Of Care Laws Coming

Duty of care is a top priority for travel managers, and doing it right means complying with all local rules where employees travel. Legislation and labor codes with travel safety provisions exist in several countries, including China, France, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and parts of Australia. More are set to take effect this year…

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