Posts with the tag "safety"

Travel Risk Management: Safety first!

Travel Risk Management: Safety First

Political unrest, terror attacks, natural disasters, epidemics – (perceived) insecurity is on the rise among business travelers. This poses new challenges for travel risk management.

Despite all the digital innovations, the number of business trips is increasing year after year: they open doors and drive growth. It is therefore hardly a surprise that in the American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)’s European Business Travel Barometer, around 50 percent of those surveyed said that they classified business trips not as a cost, but as an investment. And costs are also taking a backseat elsewhere: security is increasingly prioritized as the most important aim of travel management. Continue reading 

How IT can improve security on business trips

How IT can Improve Security on Business Trips

The last few months made more and more aware of an important topic for travelers – the safety while traveling. IT can be of great support here.

I do not know about you, but when I am at the station and I suddenly hear the announcement “The owner of the suitcase on track 23 is asked to return to his luggage immediately”, my pulse shoots up involuntarily. This increased need for security is confirmed by the recently published Business Travel Report of the German Business Travel Association, VDR (Verband Deutsches Reisemanagement e.V.) – and not only in the private context. Also on the company side this issue is getting more and more attention. Continue reading 

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Travel Safety Tips: The 101 For Corporate and Leisure Travelers (Part 1)

No matter if you are a corporate or leisure traveler, safety should always be your number one priority when going abroad. Especially when you are traveling alone, you are vulnerable and should prepare in advance to protect yourself, your baggage and important documents.

The more you know about your destination, the safer your trip will be. The following tips will help you to plan your trip better and minimize the typical risks of travelers on the road. Continue reading 

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Riots In Egypt – Implications For The Travel Industry

Much has happened during the last days. It all started in Tunisia with the self-immolation of a street vendor that led to massive protests and ultimately the end of the Tunisian regime. In a short time, protests spread across the entire region affecting countries such as Jordan, Morocco and Yemen. However, the protests in these countries are nothing compared to what is happening in Egypt right now.

Over the last days hundreds of thousand people have been demonstrating in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other Egyptian cities to end the 30-year long rule of President Mubarak. Continue reading 

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Airports: Biometric Technology for Border Management

Given increased international travel, advanced identity fraud methods and technically sophisticated terrorist and criminals it is important that governments continue to expand investment in border technology. For the last years, biometric technology has increasingly been used when it comes to identity management.

Biometric identification started with e-passports which typically include a digital image of the face and mostly another biometric identifier like a finger print. Continue reading