When your executives need to travel abroad they may not be fully aware of all the security implications for the country or countries that they are visiting. After all, there is no real reason that they should: they are experts in the products or services that your company provides, not experts in travel security. Continue reading

Summer is the season when most people travel abroad on holiday, and they can go to all sorts of different countries. However, what many people don’t seem to consider is that a lot of the countries that they may visit are nowhere near as safe as the US. They have different laws and rules, and there are all sorts of reasons that dangerous situations can arise. Continue reading

Variety is the spice of life! That’s especially true for hotels around the world trying to entice business travelers to choose them. Today’s hotels have learned that offering a variety of services can be the key to being a number one choice. Continue reading

Hospitality is serious business for premier hotels and resorts around the world. Whether guests visit for work or pleasure, top hotels ensure their every need is cared for. Need concierge to provide a wakeup call and coffee service by 6am? Simple. Continue reading

One of the most frustrating issues for an HR director may be trying to help a CEO with an executive travel security plan before they fly out. Continue reading

We work with many business, corporate, and executive-level travelers as well as their HR departments (or whoever in the company is responsible for coordinating international travel, including international travel security). Here’s a question that we encounter frequently: isn’t it “safer” to travel to a city in a developed country like the United Kingdom or Germany vs. a city in a developing country like Mexico, Saudi Arabia, or China? Continue reading

Americans have been noted as prime targets for kidnapping and other crimes throughout the world. If a VIP has to fly out overseas on business, HR may be aware of the risks and pre-plan every step of the way from personal transportation to accommodations and restaurants. Continue reading

Traditional blessings for safe travel can be found all over the globe. The Irish like to say “Slan Agus Beannacht Leat” or “Goodbye and Blessing.” How many times have family members parted with a simple safe travel blessing being their last words? Whether it’s your kids taking off for college or waving goodbye to the grandparents after the holidays, wishing for a safe trip is a tradition in many languages. The thing is, there is very little well-wishers can do to ensure their family and friends arrive to a destination safely. Praying for good weather and safe roads can be about as far as most go. Continue reading

People have to do very little for themselves these days. A variety of services have made getting help easy, yet some people prefer the DIY route. It could be due to thrifty habits that have helped them get ahead. For instance, instead of picking up a $5 Pumpkin Spiced Latte every Friday on the way to work, one could technically make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Yet leaders can be the opposite: they like to do-it-themselves, they like to be in charge, and they don’t like to ask for help. Continue reading

Global trekking VIP’s with a full plate, may not be able to squeeze in executive travel safety training before flying out on business. Also, one 30 minute presentation cannot cover the innumerable scenarios an employee will face while traveling abroad. Each country has its own wonders and dangers. If training is put off until a real emergency, then VIP’s need intuitive technology with easy-to-access resources. Continue reading