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Keeping your business travellers safe - a guide to duty of care for travel managers

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The GBTA Foundation’s Annual Report and Forecast (Prospects for Global Business Travel 2017-2021) predicts that spend on global business travel will reach a staggering $1.6 trillion by 2020. Showing no signs of slowing, it’s fairly obvious that business travel continues to be a critical business tool.

Whilst essential for strategic growth, this rise in travel and global mobility understandably brings with it inherent risks to both the individual and the organisation. From being caught up in a major incident to simply being caught off-guard in unfamiliar locations, business travellers can find themselves encountering a wide range of scenarios that, at best, can test their personal resilience levels and, at worst, put them in harm’s way.

So how do you best protect the safety of your travelling employees?

Duty of care has become engrained in many organisations’ policies and processes for dealing with potential risks in the workplace but this provision becomes far more complex when that workplace could literally be anywhere in the world.

To help make sense of an area that can often be confusing, the team at Anvil has produced a travel risk management guide that outlines what duty of care really means for today’s corporate travel manager and answers some of the key questions we hear being asked on a regular basis. It includes:

  • What duty of care for business travellers really means, including case law examples
  • Who is ultimately responsible for duty of care within the organisation
  • How to identify common travel policy issues and omissions
  • A step by step guide to managing a successful duty of care programme for business travel
  • Where to go for additional help and advice 

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