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How Leakage Affects Your Travel Program

Despite a travel management company’s (TMCs) daily efforts to create the best possible travel program for your business some bookings still go astray. Sometimes travelers won’t book through your preferred channel or they’ll book their own choice of hotel over the internet. When this happens, gaps start to appear in your data and your reporting. ...
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Compliance in Corporate Travel

How well do your employees follow company guidelines for business travel? Are there areas in your travel program where improved compliance could save you more? As demand for air travel and accommodation increases and market conditions continue to change, traveler compliance will become even more important for corporates keen to maintain control of their travel ...
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Protecting Executives Abroad with Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

For most Americans, the notion of being kidnapped and held for ransom is nothing more than the plot to a good action movie. For international business travelers, wealthy, or high-profile individuals living and traveling abroad (or individuals perceived as such), however, kidnapping can be a very real threat. Kidnapping for ransom has historically been a ...
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The Risky Business of Travel

Employees traveling internationally can create remunerative results and attain a reinvigorated pleasure in traveling as a representative of the company. Traveling across the pond for business purposes may also result in an onslaught of predicaments for the company. Predicaments that the employee might not have been informed of prior to departure. Small and large companies ...
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Security Planning for Business Aviation Travel – Part 1: Pre-Planning

Business aviation and aircraft operators benefit enormously from ordering security intelligence reports for international destinations they haven’t visited in sixty days or longer. Check out this list of seven key items to know before ordering a report(s), including crucial distinctions among the three types of intelligence reports and tips for the best methods of obtaining ...
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In Flight Cameras Would Assist in Accident Reconstruction, Crew Training and Enhanced Passenger Safety

With the final chapter on Malaysian Air flight #370 still unwritten, many aviation and security analysts seem to have attributed the tragedy to a sinister event, perhaps on the part of the pilot in command or the first officer.  Some have speculated that another crew member might have been responsible or even a passenger or ...
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Corporate Aviation Security: A Four-Pronged Approach to Improving Aviation Security

In major countries like the United States or European Union, executives may move via corporate jet, and not just through major airports like New York’s Kennedy, Frankfurt Airport, or London’s Heathrow but also through minor airports. Here, the issue is that minor airports may lack the security infrastructure of their larger counterparts. This problem is ...
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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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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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