“There’s no place in the world where there are no business travelers.”
This quote came from an interview Patrick Deroose, a colleague of mine who is a logistical genius who has shaped the assistance industry, did with New York Times travel business columnist Joe Sharkey. That’s certainly the case as we assist travelers even in the Philippines where Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit in more remote parts of the country. Read full blog post
The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil had been anticipated as a full dress rehearsal for next year’s World Cup. But was it? What lessons were learned that will allow international visitors to have an easier time next summer? Read full blog post
Sub-Saharan Africa is a fast-growing region that offers organizations many opportunities in areas such as mining, healthcare and infrastructure. But it’s also a complex place when it comes to managing security and health risks. Read full blog post
When embassies closed last week after U.S. government warnings of a potential terrorist attack, conversations among tourists, business travelers, and expatriates took a serious turn. With the threat level elevated, tourists and business travel managers wanted to know: Exactly how safe is it out there these days? Read full blog post
The possibility of an evacuation of personnel and their families from a manmade or natural disaster keeps many security directors up at night. Evacuations are true team efforts where all moving parts must be practiced and happen in just the right order to be successful.
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Recent world events show that the unexpected can present challenges in fulfilling our Duty of Care to our international travelers, expatriates and their dependents. Over the past year there was continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. We saw tensions between Gaza and Israel, rioting in the Maldives and deteriorating security conditions in the Central African Republic.
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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. It’s also a time to look ahead to what 2013 may hold and a great time to think about Duty of Care and planning for the coming year. Read full blog post
In a webinar last week, we took a look at how threats are analyzed, reported and categorized. Threats can come in many different forms, including man-made and natural. And it’s important to look at numerous factors when analyzing threats and make reasonable assessments based on credible information. Read full blog post
One of the greatest assets an organization has is its people, and this year, Duty of Care was a major focus at the ASIS conference in Philadelphia, with several speaker presentations about best practices and lessons learned. Read full blog post
Expatriate or Business Travel; Travel Preparations; Personal Logistical Information; Man-Made or Natural disaster; Corporate vs Client Managed Response Plans; Business Continuity; and Data Protection are only some of the corporate concerns and responsibilities present when preparing employees to travel. I’ll explore these issues further at ASIS in Philadelphia during the session, “Duty of Care: What’s the Security Director’s Role?” on Tuesday, September 11, 1:45 – 3 p.m. Read full blog post