Craig Banikowski takes a look at the fine line between risk management and an overbearing and potentially privacy invading way of managing traveling employees. Read below for a look at useful tips to maintain safety from a close but reasonable distance. As travel professionals working in the aftermath of 9/11, the 2004 Madrid train bombings, ...Read more
There is a lot to watch out for and think about in ‘the big city’. Whether someone is driving or walking, they have to be cognoscente of other cars or pedestrians, traffic signals, construction zones, potholes or cracks, and a host of other obstacles. While driving into the city for an early meeting, I was ...Read more
On July 6, Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport. The Boeing 777 airliner approached the runway on an unstable landing path and touched down at a speed and angle that caused the tail section to detach from the fuselage. The resulting impact sent the aircraft skidding to a violent stop on the ...Read more
South Africa, a developed nation with a net migration rate of -6.27 migrants per 1,000 people, has enacted a series of stringent new immigration regulations that went into effect on May 26. These regulations address traveling with children, yellow fever laws, and passport validity; new laws specifically concerning children will not go into effect until October 1, 2014. Children ...Read more
You’re working at your job or out in public, doing what you normally do and not expecting anything particularly exciting to happen. Then you hear a series of loud, muffled pops, not too close, but not very far away. Then you hear screams, faint and distant but getting louder. Then you hear another pop, only ...
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In his book Principles of Personal Defense, former U.S. Marine Jeff Cooper outlines a color-coded system that describes certain defensive states of mind. These states vary from being completely unaware of surroundings and unprepared for an attack to full-fledged “fight or flight” mode. Many law enforcement officers in the U.S. use this system as a ...Read more
Click here to view photo gallery We applaud the determination and innovative thinking of our corporate travel risk teams during the Immersive Crisis Management Training (ICMT) segment of the 2014 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management. They hit the ground running and successfully took on two devastating crises, the Tsunami on Jaeson Island and the ...Read more
On Monday, September 30, the U.S. House of Representatives will find itself facing a Congressional deadline; either the House approves the Senate-ratified version of a government spending bill by midnight, or the U.S. government shuts down due to lack of funding authorization. This event would trigger a number of nationwide effects, including the furlough of ...Read more
The latest update to the Google Flights price comparison tool, as well as the introduction of Google Hotels, has the world buzzing, with many praising the user experience. The flexibility of Google Flights is unprecedented in terms of providing the cheapest and best flight routes available to a specific or general destination. It includes filters ...
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Once data is held for ransom, there’s no guaranteed way to reclaim it — not even payment. Ransomware’s victims typically are those with the least protection. To avoid becoming a target, install strong security tools on your computer and mobile devices, back up data to a reliable cloud service, keep passwords in a secure location, ...Read more