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Travel Risk Management 101

Anne-Marie Fast

Boarding gate queue

Boarding gate queue

Understanding Risk in the World of Business Travel

In organisations without their own in-house security or risk teams, we are seeing the likes of travel managers and HR managers being looked to for guidance, information and support relating to all aspects of travel risk management. From dealing with travellers who may find themselves affected by anything from potential terror threats to severe weather conditions, road traffic accidents and physical or mental health issues, it’s a  lot to contend with.

This added responsibility can lead to understandable anxiety and overwhelm for the managers in question. In a recent ABTA survey, the unease that managers felt about dealing with incidents (of any kind) was clear, with 53% stating that they felt under-prepared to manage an issue involving their staff travelling on business.

Having even a basic understanding of the fundamentals of risk and therefore being able to ‘sanitise’ it to some extent, really helps in dealing with risk on a day to day basis and in those, still quite thankfully rare, times of major incident. It also helps travel managers, HR managers (and others across the organisation) make more empowered strategic decisions which will not just help with protecting the safety and security of their travelling personnel but with building a far more resilient organisation in the future.

To that end, Anvil has published a brand new guide which aims to demystify travel risk management, explaining some key terminology and setting out the fundamentals for those who may be fairly new to the subject (or feel in need of a refresh). The guide also provides some basic advice on how to engage the relevant stakeholders and how to create an effective travel risk management programme.

Presented as a downloadable eBook, the guide includes:

  • What risk really means in business travel : key definitions, mitigation methods and practical guidance
  • Stakeholder involvement and responsibilities : facilitating the right discussions and securing board level approval
  • The all-important pre, active and post trip components of any travel risk management programme
  • Key questions to ask when assessing travel risk management effectiveness

Download your copy of the guide here.