Development Assistant, starting September 2021

19 Jul 2021

beTravelwise (BTW) has a full-time position for a Development Assistant (DA) to help the directors deliver customised elearning, animations and translation projects for their clients. The role requires the incumbent to be methodical and detailed in compiling client information and comparing versions of products. The DA should be confident in using a range of software […]

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Preventable travel risks; theft and violence?

07 Jan 2020

In the wake of the tragic death of a British man in Argentina [1], killed during a robbery outside his hotel, a considerable number of articles relating to this incident and travel risk have been shared and commented upon across social media, especially LinkedIn.  Shortly afterwards, another article was posted in which a similar occurrence […]

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Sam Roper, Regional Security Manager at Google, joins the beTravelwise Advisory Board

10 Oct 2018

beTravelwise is delighted to welcome  Sam Roper, Regional Security Manager at Google, to their advisory board as their Security Advisor. With experience working for a leading security consultancy and now a leading multi-national information technology company, Sam strengthens our advisory board across all areas of expertise.  She provides a pragmatic view about how education and training […]

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Situational Awareness – launching live at GBTA 2017

17 Jul 2017

We are delighted to launch our new situational awareness animation at the GBTA Convention in Boston. Situational awareness is something we all do, everyday, however it is worth reminding travellers that this is one of the best defences they have against a host of risks, from petty crime to terrorism.  By paying attention to their surroundings, […]

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Scooter Crime, a new epidemic?

22 Jun 2017

Last week the police in London released footage of a woman being dragged down the street behind a scooter during a failed bag snatching attempt.  In these days we can get lost in news of large events and miss news about trends that are more likely to affect us. Luckily the woman was only ‘battered and […]

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By Diego Delso (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Is it a Crime to be Sexually Assaulted in Dubai?

21 Nov 2016

It was disheartening to read last week that a British woman is being held in Dubai pending legal proceedings after being arrested by the police when she reported being raped.  News report. We highlighted the case of a Dutch woman held under similar circumstances in Qatar earlier in the year, but as Dubai gets almost five […]

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beTravelwise tests the sharing economy in Denver

02 Aug 2016

In mid-July we went to Denver for the GBTA convention and decided that we should use Uber and Airbnb so that we could better understand the sharing economy from a business perspective[1].  Our aims also included gaining an understanding of how they might best be used within a travel risk management programme and what safety advice […]

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By Francisco Anzola (Doha skyline in the morning) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Personal Travel Risk Highlighted in Qatar

17 Jun 2016

Last week the world witnessed an appalling hate crime in Orlando in which over 100 members of the LGBT community were killed and injured.  Unfortunately there is very little that these victims might have done differently to avoid being in the nightclub at the time, no risk assessment would have predicted this outcome. From a […]

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Travel Risk Management featured in The Corporate Traveller

07 Jun 2016

beTravelwise was interviewed for a feature published in The Corporate Traveller this month.  The article provides an excellent description of the travel risk management market and we are delighted to have featured heavily in the training segment and to be seen alongside the industry giants.  

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Sophie Harwood

Flying Solo Safely

01 Jun 2016

Sophie Harwood, our women travellers advisor, gives some tips to Grazia’s readership about how to stay safe when travelling alone. Please see the scanned article or transcript below. Flying solo safely Grazia (UK) · 31 May 2016 · ‘Safety might be the furthest thing on your mind as you lay back on your lounger, but it […]

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