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The business of safe business travel - ITIJ Magazine

Anne-Marie Fast

ITIJ November Magazine cover

The 250th issue of ITIJ November 2021 is available now - this is the biggest-ever issue packed with content on travel risk management.

Lauren Haigh of ITIJ (International Travel & Health Insurance) Magazine recently spoke with industry experts including Anvil's Matthew Judge to ascertain how travel risk management firms can ensure business travel is as safe as possible, exploring the roles security and health professionals can play in instilling confidence in travel again.

The outbreak of Covid-19 sparked duty of care concerns over the safety of employees and led to business travel being put on pause. Much has happened since March 2020, and we are now in the position where many businesses and employees may be keen to resume travel. But how can this happen in the safest way possible? Along with ensuring that travel is as safe as it can be for employees, it is integral to inspire confidence in travellers. This all begins with thorough and effective risk assessment and mitigation.

Matthew Judge, Group Managing Director, Anvil Group, tells ITIJ access to information is paramount.

“Travellers are primarily looking for information and understanding around the more obvious things such as the potential risks and the impact of Covid-19 in the destination locations,” he said.

There are certain tools that employers and their employees require from travel risk management firms to ensure that travel is as safe as possible. For example, they need support and guidance, which often comes in the form of access to information. Crucially, this information needs to be up to date and precise.

Read the full article here - https://www.itij.com/latest/long-read/business-safe-business-travel