News articles with tag Travel Risk Management

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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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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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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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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Notes from the ITM Conference 2016 – a risk management perspective

10 May 2016

beTravelwise is just back from the ITM conference at Celtic Manor.  We were fortunate to be included in the start-up section of the exhibition and participate in the Innovation break out session; we found it a thoroughly worthwhile couple of days in which we were able to meet existing and potential clients and deep dive […]

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Top 9 causes of non-natural deaths abroad

26 Apr 2016

Any experienced travel or security manager will know the probability of dying abroad is far less than that of in your home country – however, in light of recent terror attacks and earthquake incidents it is good to be reminded of the more probable risks abroad in order to prepare your travellers effectively. A traveller should […]

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10 Interesting (or maybe random) Travel Safety Statistics

09 Mar 2016

When considering any policy or procedure in relation to business travel it is important to put risk into perspective and not let the press misguide decisions. The following are a few statistics which might be of interest to people who work within the business travel industry.

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Considerations for employers and LGBT business travellers

16 Feb 2016

Laws and attitudes towards LGBT travellers around the world can vary greatly from those in your home country. Research and preparation will significantly reduce the chance of running into problems. In certain destinations, LGBT travellers are more likely to suffer from various forms of discrimination by members of the public, law enforcement agencies and even […]

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Top 5 security considerations for business travellers

02 Dec 2015

While attacks such as the tragedy in Paris may be rare, they can happen to anyone, at any time, so knowing where your staff are when major incidents happen is vital. With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the subsequent Brussels lockdown, and the US Government travel advisory, security considerations for business travel is a hot topic. ‘Terror’ is designed to create fear, especially fear of carrying out everyday activities, but do recent events significantly change the security environment for business travel?

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