18 January 2023
ICAO has issued reinforced recommendations for countries on risk management and the introduction of COVID-19 related national air travel requirements. Issued in a new ICAO bulletin from its Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Aviation, or ‘CAPSCA’ programme, the guidance is designed to help countries maintain air connectivity while taking prudent and evidence-based measures to mitigate ongoing risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
17 January 2023
From catching Covid-19 to getting caught in a blizzard, traveling can be risky business these days. But just how risky often depends on the destination — and how you define the risks. A report published by the U.K.-based insurance company William Russell ranked the “safest cities in the world,” according to people’s perceptions. On this list, which relied on perceived crime rates on the crowdsourced global database Numbeo, Asia and Europe dominated the rankings of “safest” cities. Taiwan’s Taipei scored the highest, while Buenos Aires, Argentina, ranked the lowest (score: 36.7), according to the report.
31 October 2022
Global Rescue, a leading travel risk and crisis management firm, released its risk assessment for the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar between November 20th and December 18th.
“There are special international entry requirements for travelers to Qatar whether your trip is for the World Cup or not,” said Kent Webber, senior manager of Intelligence Services at Global Rescue and a former senior intelligence operations officer in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence at the Pentagon. “Travelers entering Qatar after November 1st will need to have a Hayya card and a passport, regardless of the purpose of the visit.”
3 October 2022
Travel Risk Management (TRM) requires organisations to anticipate and assess the potential impact of events, develop mitigations and communicate anticipated risk exposures to their employees. As Covid continues to reshape the world of travel as we know it, business travellers are starting to venture out again for face-to-face meetings and events, and they are more aware now than they were pre pandemic of the kind of health and security risks they are facing.
29 July 2022
At the start of 2022, with pandemic fatigue spreading and the majority of Canadians having received at least two vaccine doses, many were hoping this summer might finally be a return to normal.
The majority of public health restrictions was lifted across Canada in the spring and early summer, including measures such as requirements to mask in public indoor spaces and to be vaccinated to fly within the country.
21 May 2022
Here's What To Expect From The 2022 Summer Travel Season It's going to be busy. The U.S. Travel Association expects Americans to spend $95 billion on travel, down only 5% from 2019. About 6 in 10 Americans are taking at least one summer trip. Of those planning vacations, despite higher gas prices, 35% expect to travel more this summer than last.
17 May 2022
BCD Travel releases new Travel Risk Outlook Report As travel resumes, there will be a broader set of risks to be faced, beyond those associated with the pandemic, according to BCD Travel’s just released Travel Risk Outlook report. This new report provides travel managers, purchasing managers and corporate travel arrangers with essential information to set priorities and adjust their corporate travel programs in times of high uncertainty and constant change.
12 April 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic upended business travel, creating new and significant health, safety, and security risks for companies around the globe. Beyond the pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a high-alert geopolitical risk landscape – exacerbating concerns around employee safety and security while traveling.
11 March 2022
In a way, the pandemic has helped open the eyes of many enterprises and travelers to the broader implications of travel and risk in general. For organizations, the understandable necessity for greater levels of due diligence before a trip is driving the need for greater levels of information and intelligence — and, likewise, for tools to enable travel risk management programs to be more scalable.
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