News articles with tag Personal Travel Risk

Travel Security Training for Women Travellers FAQs

06 Mar 2019

Travel Security Training for Women Travellers educates travellers and managers on the additional travel risks that women travellers may face, such as harassment and sexual assault, and how to mitigate those risks. This is particularly relevant to travellers who go to countries with different legislation, cultures, and social attitudes from their home-countries.

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Duty of Care for BAME Employees who are #TravelingWhile

05 Nov 2018

#TravelingWhile In March 2016, a university student flying back from a conference in Vienna to his family in London was removed from the flight before take-off and questioned by Austrian police for several hours. Why? Because he had sent a text message to his wife letting her know that the flight was delayed, and he’d […]

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Darling Harbour at night

When Business Travel Goes Wrong (and the Lessons Learned)

08 Feb 2017

Five True Stories About 99.9% of the time business travel is just like any other travel and it goes off without a hitch – maybe getting to explore a new place, hopefully meeting new people and staying in a nice hotel, or perhaps trying some new food or a new activity. But what about when […]

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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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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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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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