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beTravelwise develops safety programme for LGBT travellers – Buying Business Travel Article

20 Dec 2016

Original Article in Buying Business Travel by Tom Newcombe beTravelwise has developed a travel safety programme to help mitigate the dangers faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travellers. The travel safety specialists said LGBT travellers often face a “myriad of legal and safety issues” when visiting certain countries. There are 75 worldwide that enforce […]

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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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Top 10 Tips for Women Travellers to Iran

17 Oct 2016

As Iran re-opens its doors to the world, travel security specialist Justine Oliver, provides first-hand knowledge of the dos and don’ts for women visiting this fascinating destination.

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The Most Common Threats Facing Business Travellers

09 Sep 2016

There was once a time that the only companies who trained their employees on travel safety and security (or who even had a travel security policy) were those who operated in the so-called “high risk” industries or areas – work such as manufacturing, construction, mining, drilling, media, or defence in places such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq or Papua New […]

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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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How to Stay Safe Playing PokémonGo

12 Jul 2016

The augmented reality game, PokémonGo, has taken the world by storm, enticing millennials to relive their glory days as Pokémon trainers. But in the week since the game was released, aspiring trainers, glued to their phones, have fallen victim to accidents and crime alike. Robbers have used the geolocation feature of the game to lure […]

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9 Avoidable Travel Nightmares you will probably never admit to…

06 Jul 2016

Immune from travel nightmares? Whether you are a seasoned road warrior or a first time traveler, complacence or ignorance of some basic preparations can quickly result in a trip from hell. Some of these scenarios may be extreme but can you say none of these issues have ever happened to you? 1. Double Checking Your Passport. You arrive at […]

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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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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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