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Is Ride-sharing Right for Your Corporate Travel Program?

Ride-sharing services are a study in explosive growth. When Uber, the first large-scale ride-sharing service, launched in 2010, it was restricted to San Francisco and cost one-and-a-half times more than a taxi, according to Business Insider. By the next year, it had spread to multiple cities, had an app, and advertised itself as “Everyone’s Private…

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No Surprises: Insight on Mitigating Risk for Business Travel to Cuba

As commerce and travel restrictions are further eased, business travel from the U.S. to Cuba is increasing. According to the Havana Consulting Group, which monitors business trends in Cuba, the number of Americans who traveled to Cuba increased 77 percent in 2015 from the prior year. In 2016, one million people visited Cuba, up nearly…

Mitigating Risks in the Sharing Economy
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Mitigating Risks in the Sharing Economy

The sharing of transportation and accommodation services facilitated through companies such as Lyft, Uber and Airbnb, has massively transformed leisure travel. Peer-to-peer services use technology to match travelers with service providers, offering greater flexibility, ease of use and often increased value for money. Now that the shared economy services have reached a wide level of…

Keeping Peace of Mind When Traveling in an Uncertain Time
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Keeping Peace of Mind When Traveling in an Uncertain Time

Past events of 2016 and recent executive orders from the new administration have created a new year of travel challenges and concerns.  And while business travel continues to increase globally, so does the acknowledgement of travel risk.  According to a recent global Ipsos MORI survey of over 1,000 individuals who organize, influence or are responsible…

Keeping Safe with Some Solid Advice: Travel Risk Awareness Clarified
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Keeping Safe with Some Solid Advice: Travel Risk Awareness Clarified

Travel risk has become more complex yet staying safe is simple if you follow these six basic principles of security: preparation, awareness, low profile, unpredictable routine, communications and layers of protection. Preparation: There is no substitute and frankly, no excuse for lack of preparation.  Educate yourself about the risks before you travel and plan your mitigation…

Coming Soon…the GBTA Risk Committee Brings You New and Updated Offerings in 2017
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Coming Soon…the GBTA Risk Committee Brings You New and Updated Offerings in 2017

As the new year begins and business travel resumes, we are reminded that travel security risks exist everywhere and the impact of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, information security and political instability is real. In order to provide you with the most relevant and meaningful material as it relates to global events, Duty of Care and…

GBTA Risk Committee Chair Reflects on Paris Attacks and Crisis Preparation
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GBTA Risk Committee Chair Reflects on Paris Attacks and Crisis Preparation

The following is a guest blog post from the chair of our Risk Committee. Erin reflects on the Paris attacks and the understanding that travel security risks exist everywhere and that anything can happen anywhere in the world at any time. You will also find more links below her post to resources created by the GBTA…

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10 Duty of Care Tips from GBTA’s Risk Committee

The mission of the GBTA Risk Committee is to educate and inform GBTA and its members as to the necessity of integrating risk management into their global travel and meetings programs. In the most recent issue of Global Business Travel Magazine, the committee shared their best practices on duty-of-care. *This article originally appeared in Global Business…

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Do you know how to morph your TRM Program to a People Risk Program (PRM)?

Times are changing and we need to start thinking about the health and safety of all personnel, not just the traveler. So, how can we take an existing Travel Risk Program (TRM) and transform it into a People Risk Program (PRM)? As a Travel Program Manager you can make this a strategic organizational initiative and…

PROTECTING EMPLOYEES: PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE

The primary goal of assistance is to provide the traveler with the logistical services regardless of the circumstances. The specialized protocols of an assistance program will insure key corporate contacts are aware of and can provide guidance to any assistance case Assistance companies create a streamlined process at the front end – one number to…