According to attendees of a recent webinar – which included travel and security directors and other decision-makers – travel this year is expected to increase. That’s really no surprise, as companies continue to explore the emerging markets in Asia and South America and Africa. Read full blog post
As Russia gears up to welcome the international community to Sochi, there is much speculation and uncertainty surrounding the safety of visitors attending the event. Read full blog post
As Brazil gears up for the World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016, many organizations are asking if the country will be ready for the influx of travelers. They are also taking a close look at the risks and benefits of sending travelers to these events. Read full blog post
Over the upcoming holiday season many of us will travel to see family and friends, sometimes covering long distances and spending long hours on planes, trains and automobiles. Read full blog post
Through a campaign of near-continuous and disruptive hartals (shutdown strikes) and violent street demonstrations, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has sought to create an atmosphere in which it will be difficult to hold the January 2014 elections. The BNP believes that the elections will not be fair and free if the ruling party does not step down to allow for a neutral interim government to oversee the elections. Given this atmosphere, personnel should defer non-essential travel to Bangladesh.
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“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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