After the Natural Disaster: Mitigating Medical and Security Risks

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Natural disasters and climate-related catastrophes affect an estimated 231 million people worldwide, according to . And we’ve seen all too many in recent years – the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011, cyclone in the Philippines in 2013 and the recent earthquake in Nepal. We see smaller storm events across the Pacific and Caribbean each year. Register here Read full blog post »

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Promoting Health and Security Awareness for Women

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We see the headlines with some regularity of female travelers being assaulted or worse. Many parts of the world are more accessible than ever, and travelers want to get out there not only to do business in new and emerging markets, but to explore as well. Register here Read full blog post »

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Travel, Medical and Security Risks for Expatriates: A Gaze Into the Crystal Ball

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The past year has been busy when it comes to global events and potential travel threats. Whether it was the shootings in Paris, the continued actions by the terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East, or the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there were many events that kept HR professionals up at night. The pace is not expected to slow. Register here Read full blog post »

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On the Ground in Vanuatu, Responding to Natural Disasters

This week, International SOS, deployed an Incident Response Team to Vanuatu to assist clients on the ground in the wake of Cyclone Pam. Comprised of medical, security and logistics specialists, they continue to assess the medical and security risks and evacuation options for expatriates and travelers there. Read full blog post »

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Focus on India: Tripwires to Avoid

India is an attractive destination for organizations expanding their operations into a rapidly-emerging market. The International Monetary Fund predicts India will be the world’s fastest-growing major economy by 2016, surpassing China’s fast growth. But despite increased economic opportunities and promising prospects, cultural and diversity, civil unrest and a complex business environment pose challenges for organizations and their workforces. Register here Read full blog post »

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Meetings and Events: Plan with Duty of Care in Mind

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As we look forward to warmer weather, meeting and events planners are looking forward to the busy spring and summer season packed with conferences, retreats and gatherings. These come in all shapes and sizes and locations around the world. Read full blog post »

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Looking Ahead at Travel in 2015: Be Prepared

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The biggest annoyance when traveling internationally these days isn’t taking off your shoes in the security line or facing language barriers with an angry taxi driver. It’s experiencing a travel delay that keeps you away from home longer than you anticipated or forgetting to write down the address and phone number of the hotel where you’re staying so you can tell that angry cab driver where to go. Basically, it’s forgetting to prepare for the unexpected. Register today Read full blog post »

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Survey Highlights New Concerns For International Travelers

A recent survey of travel and security directors and other corporate decision-makers identified several regions of concern when it comes to travel in 2015. The annual survey, which asks respondents to identify the region posing the greatest risk to travelers and expatriates, found that the Middle East/North Africa is the most troubling region, with 33 percent of respondents listing it as their top concern. It was followed closely by Europe, which was the top concern for 31 percent of respondents. Read full blog post »

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2015: Risks and Threats Ahead

Each year Control Risks, which has analysts in 36 offices around the world, releases its RiskMap a look at the business environment in the coming year. We’ve been rating country risk since the early 1980’s, and what we found in the 2015 RIskMap continues a disturbing trend: Risk ratings have been worsening steadily since the Financial Crisis and there’s no sign of improvement through 2015. Register here. Read full blog post »

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