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Declining Flight Crew Health and Happiness Degrades Air Safety

We all have our pre-flight rituals. Some passengers need a coffee and a magazine. Others, not as keen to flying, spend their time before takeoff silently praying that the engines don’t fail; as it turns out, engine integrity may be the least of their worries. Recent studies indicate that the health and job satisfaction of ...
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Maritz Travel, ECPAT-USA Partner to Fight Against Human Trafficking

(St. Louis – Nov. 13, 2013) – Today, Maritz Travel joined the fight against human trafficking by signing ECPAT-USA’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) during a company-wide town hall meeting. Signing The Code, a set of business principles travel and tourism companies implement to specifically combat child sex trafficking, symbolizes Maritz Travel’s commitment to helping raise awareness of ...
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GCTRM: The Future of Duty of Care Education

Each year, HospitalityLawyer.com hosts the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management in Houston, Texas. This conference serves as a converging force for travel risk management, uniting every role (travel, legal, risk, compliance, safety and security, human resources) involved in Duty of Care in a dynamic environment of experts and stakeholders. We proudly announce the successful ...
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How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Hospitality and Travel

by in Travel. Posted October 8, 2013
As the shutdown of the U.S. government continues, some three thousand furloughed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors will remain off-duty until the situation changes. Most air traffic controllers are working without paychecks and essential support personnel. This means airlines are currently regulating themselves in terms of safety standards, a scenario described by Mike Perrone of Professional ...
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Strike on Syrian Facilities Could Result in Radiation Release

In a statement on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich voiced concerns that a U.S. attack on Syria’s nuclear facilities may result in a radioactive event that would pose a health risk to the region. On behalf of the Russian government, he recommended that the U.N. prepare a risk analysis to address this possibility. ...
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Coughing in the Cabin: Commercial Flights, Illness, and Passengers Who Save the Day

Even if we have a seat in first class, most of us don’t relish the idea of taking a commercial flight. Sitting in a cramped seat in a confined space for several hours straight simply makes most people uncomfortable. However, flying takes its toll on some more than others; passengers become light-headed, nauseous, and can ...
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Ban Smoking and Lighters in Planes and Airports: Fire and Jet Fuel? Everyone Knows Better

I strongly encourage a ban on incendiary devices aboard planes, whether a person carries it in his/her clothing or stores it in a carry-on bag. We should also ban smoking on airport premises, including parking facilities. No one has a good reason to have a match or lighter on a plane, and yet most people ...
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Coup in Egypt: Brief Analysis and Travel Warning

After ideological clashes between the Egyptian populace and President Mohammed Morsi, the military staged a coup on July 3rd and deposed Morsi. The new authorities have also targeted many leaders within the Muslim Brotherhood, imprisoning several and conducting surveillance on others. The military has appointed a judge as Egypt’s interim leader, and promised the people ...
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