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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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Workplace Violence Awareness

20 Aug 2018

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

08 Mar 2018

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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Travel Risk Management – an overview of legal responsibilities in the UK

16 Nov 2017

A look into the UK legal requirements when conducting business overseas… Legal Environment In the context of business travel as with any work activity, there are certain steps to take under the Health and Safety at work etc Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The relevant wording is […]

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Travel Safety in Europe – an American Student’s Experience

25 Jul 2017

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

31 May 2017

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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The Responsibilities of Management for their Travellers – A New World

10 Mar 2017

By beTravelwise’s Legal Advisor: Tom had been selected by his employers to visit Qatar on business. Tom had not been to the Middle East before; he did not know that drinking alcohol could be a criminal offence nor that homosexuality could carry the death penalty in some countries. He met an old boyfriend in Qatar, […]

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