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

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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Workplace Violence Awareness

Whilst certain industries/ groups of people carry a higher and specific risk to WPV, for example health (mental) care, taxi drivers and all-night retail workers; there are generic awareness points to help mitigate WPV that apply to all employees. “Education and awareness about workplace violence – its nature and scope, an employer’s obligation to address…

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Eight Myths about Harassment while Travelling: What to Do if you Experience It, and What to Do if you See Someone Else being Harassed

Dr Sophie Harwood, our Women Traveller Advisor, was recently harassed during a daytime train journey across Germany, which prompted her to investigate instances of women being harassed during travel from which she discovered that there are several why, when, who by and how myths.  This article debunks these myths and offers advice on appropriate action, including…

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beTravelwise in Business Travel Life – I left my luggage in a taxi – now what?

Lessons learned from an experienced traveler who left her luggage in the trunk of a Hong Kong taxi. Author: Sophie Harwood, Women and LGBT Advisor for beTravelwise This is another story that involves multiple mistakes on my part, all of them easily avoidable. I was transiting through Hong Kong on my way back from Singapore to…

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Travel Safety in Europe – an American Student’s Experience

Studying abroad in London for two months was going to be the highlight of my summer. I could not wait to travel to different cities in Europe every weekend with some of my closest friends, touring amazing sites, and eating some of the best foods. As soon as I stepped off my eight-hour flight, I had one thing on my mind; London was my new home and I was going to make every second count!

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beTravelwise in The European Business Review – Safer and Securer Business Travel

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation: Safer and Securer Business Travel by Sophie Harwood When travelling for business, we most often focus on our trip’s objective while inadvertently taking many other factors for granted. Sophie Harwood reminds us that preparing for the worst, and most importantly for the little things, is what guarantees a safer and securer business travel….

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