International Collegiate Sports: Travel Risks and How to Manage Them

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There are many positives to mixing school sports with international travel (the expansion of the institution’s brand and the opportunity for athletes to become more cultured, to name a few), but as with any international travel there are also some risks. For instance, what if an athlete were injured in a serious motor vehicle accident?…

A Step Ahead: Sharing Economy Use During Business Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As the popularity of sharing economy services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb rises rapidly, people will inevitably start using these services on business trips (if they’re not doing so already). In preparation, employers are already adapting their existing travel policies to the new sharing economy, right? Well, not exactly… According to our recent national survey,…

Three (More) Emerging Trends That Could Affect Your Company’s Travel Policy

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If your staff has been getting from Point A to Point B without any monumental issues, perhaps there’s no motivation to address your company’s current travel policy. However, why not be proactive and make a few updates before something actually goes wrong? Last month we talked about risky behaviors, bleisure and the sharing economy and…

Duty of Loyalty: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

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Post updated on 1/12/17. We’ve all heard the term ‘duty of care’ – a popular industry term that refers an employer’s legal and moral obligation to mitigate risks for its traveling employees. If your organization were to experience legal woes due to a duty of care oversight, a court would consider the types of measures…

Mixing Business With Pleasure: Today’s Business Travelers Are No Strangers to Bad Behavior [INFOGRAPHIC]

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America’s business travelers are mixing business with pleasure—and it’s happening more often than you may think.  According to a national survey* we conducted, more than a quarter (27%) of business travelers admit to binge drinking while on business trips, and more than one in ten (11%) told us they’ve “picked up” a stranger at a…

Proactive Crisis Response Planning: Why it Matters During a Natural Disaster

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On April 25th, 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, followed by another quake on May 12th. The disaster killed more than 8,000 people, destroyed villages and left thousands stranded without access to basic necessities. This initial quake was the deadliest earthquake to strike the region since 1934. Many organizations found themselves struggling to…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: A Pre-Travel Emergency Checklist for Employers

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When your employees travel for work, there’s a lot to think about. And while many small to medium sized businesses may find it a challenge to meet their travel risk management (TRM) goals due to limited resources, the truth is, SMBs have the same duty of care responsibilities as larger firms. And neglecting these responsibilities…

TRM 101: How to Test Your Emergency Response Protocols

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Is your organization prepared to deal with a crisis abroad? Managing an incident without adequate preparation could lead to serious repercussions for not just your travelers, but also your organization. The good news? Proactive crisis management can help you meet your duty of care objectives and prevent issues from becoming even more serious. One way organizations…

7 TRM Resolutions to Make (and Keep!) this Year

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No matter what your company’s travel risk management (TRM) goals may be, you’ll want to take action before you lose momentum. To help you get a quick start, here are 7 resolutions we think any risk professional should vow to make—and keep—through the new year. Set Benchmarks: You recognize that when an employee travels as…

Domestic Assistance: A Key Component of Your Travel Risk Management Strategy

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Do you ever think about what your travelers would do—and the resources that are available to them—in the event of a domestic travel emergency? When organizations think of travel risks, they often think of the issues that could creep up when people are traveling abroad. But the truth is, emergencies can happen anywhere and it’s…