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Strategic Meetings Management

Strategic meetings management is fast becoming best practice among businesses. Using a standardized approach across your company brings benefits that have long been recognized by organizations around the world. By using one central source to track what you’re spending and where, you’ll be able to monitor events and meeting expenditure company-wide. And you’ll see where ...
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How Much Crisis Planning is Enough?

One of the most important management competencies is planning. Crisis planning is the preparation of documented action steps designed to improve the organization’s response toward mitigating a disruption’s impact on assets and resources. Long ago, I was given some sage advice prior to briefing proposed Crisis Planning improvements to the executive team. My boss said, ...
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Airport Public Access Areas-Can They Be Safer But Still Welcoming?

So far in 2016, we have had the horrific Brussels-Zaventem airport attack and subsequently, an equally devastating bombing and shooting at the Istanbul-Ataturk airport, one of Europe’s busiest.  Both attacks occurred in areas readily accessible to the public.  In Brussels, suicide bombers targeted check-in areas, blowing up their explosive vests and killing 32 people.  In ...
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Pilot Program May Soon Help Streamline Employment-based Visa Process

On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched a pilot program called “Known Employer” to streamline the process by which employers who sponsor foreign national workers send documents and information to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The program utilizes an online platform that allows certain employers who regularly ...
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Lyft agrees to revised $27 mln deal in driver lawsuit

Lyft has agreed to pay $27 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by California drivers who claimed they should be deemed employees instead of independent contractors, after a U.S. judge rejected a previous $12.25 million deal as too small. Lyft and larger rival Uber are attempting to resolve lawsuits by drivers who contend ...
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The Zika Virus – How Is It Impacting the Meetings and Travel Industry

Chances are if you’ve been on the internet or watched more than five minutes of TV, you’ve heard of the Zika virus. But how is it “impacting the meetings and travel industry?” With the continuing spread of the zika virus, “more than one-third of respondents had moved or canceled meeting that were scheduled to take ...
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Senators Propose More Security After Terror Attacks

Because of the recent surge in terrorist attacks, Democratic senators propose more security at airports and other transportation hubs. According to Joan Lowy of The Associated Press, the proposal would include increasing government “viper teams” that are used to search suspicious passengers before screening. The goal in the new initiative would be to increase the ...
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Personal Protective Measures for Today’s Global Citizens

Personal protective tips are a necessity for business travelers. From the Post Vietnam War era of kidnapping and ransom scenarios throughout South America to terror attacks against western cultures in Europe and the US, the number and types of threats faced by travelers continues to increase. Unfortunately, what we have yet to see is same ...
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UPDATE: The Zika Virus Spreads and Suspicions Rise

Zika virus disease in the United States, 2015–2016Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMap Last Updated February 10, 2016 On Thursday, February 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that at least three people had died due to complications related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. These are the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country. Maduro ...
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