The Pros of a Tech-free Vacation [Infographic]

In our tech-obsessed era of constant connectivity we rarely take a vacation from work. So when we do, what’s the best way to relax and recharge? Check the inforgraphic below for some tips for a tech-free vacation.      

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Advice on the Ebola virus for travellers

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Ebola virus is the latest in a string of viral concerns that has threatened travellers, along with raising both awareness and concern for epidemic and pandemic outbreaks. We have put together some of the facts, relevant medical advice and specific actions for travellers and managers who may be exposed to this most recent travel threat.…

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The World of Medical Tourism [Infographic]

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Medical tourism or health tourism is the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country. Traditionally, people would travel from less developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for medical treatment that was unavailable in their own communities, The recent trend is for people…

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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Impact on Travel and Management

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Automation and Technology Failures The travel, aviation, transport, monitoring and service industries have all been evolving at a rapid rate in recent years but much of it has been around automation, increased use of technology and removing human costs, decision making or appearances of greater visual stimulus. When a ‘fault’ appears, there is often no…

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Grand Theft Australia 2013 SnapShot [Infographic]

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Motor vehicle theft is the criminal act of stealing or attempting to steal a car. While theft has more than halved over the last five years, a vehicle is still stolen every 10 minutes in Australia. With around 60,000 thefts per year we have a long way to go before we can reach our target…

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15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag [Infographic]

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15 Ways to Beat Jet Lag When you travel East or West, a change of timezone and the affect it has on your body can be significant. This isn’t just due to the long flight and waiting you experienced at the airport, it is most likely due to jet lag. While it is common, few…

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50 Amazing Facts About Nepal [Infographic]

50 Amazing Facts About Nepal   Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal,is a landlocked sovereign nation located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million (and nearly 2 million absentee workers living abroad). Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country…

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Travel Insurance Tips for The Holidays

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  Be Protected When Escaping the Winter Blues So it’s winter… again and you need warming! You’ve booked your holiday escape to a tropical destination; but have you bought travel insurance? If you are one of the millions of Australians turning to price-comparison sites to find insurance, trying to decide on which policy to buy…

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Thailand’s Coup is Killing Tourists Who Changed Their Travel Plans

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  Thailand’s Coup is Killing Tourists Who Changed Their Travel Plans The recent coup in Thailand, subsequent military curfews, government travel advisories and media coverage has prompted many business and leisure travellers to cancel or change their planned travel to Thailand. Unnecessarily so for many. However, the sudden, impulsive or unplanned change of travel for…

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Thailand’s Coup is Killing Tourists Who Changed Their Travel Plans

  Thailand’s Coup is Killing Tourists Who Changed Their Travel Plans The recent coup in Thailand, subsequent military curfews, government travel advisories and media coverage has prompted many business and leisure travellers to cancel or change their planned travel to Thailand. Unnecessarily so for many. However, the sudden, impulsive or unplanned change of travel for…

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All you need to know about Egypt [Infographic]

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All you need to know about Egypt Egypt has one of the longest histories of any modern state, having been continuously inhabited since the 10th millennium BC. Its monuments, such as the Giza Necropolis and its Great Sphinx, were constructed by its ancient civilization, which was one of the most powerful of its time and one…

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Crisis Management in the Airline Sector

  Crisis Management in the Airline Sector There is no dispute that the airline sector should be prepared for emergency and crisis events, given the remote, but plausible possibility that they may face a significant, negative event as a result of their business operations and services. However, too few are fully prepared or address the…

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Top 3 issues overlooked in corporate travel risk assessment and management policies

What are three top items that are overlooked in corporate travel risk assessment and management policies, and why? The top 3 items overlooked in corporate travel risk assessment and management policies are the policies themselves, the generic coverage and pre-travel requirements. Tony Ridley, CEO Intelligent Travel The reason the policies are a problem is that…

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low, medium and high-risk corporate travel risk assessment and management trends

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What are some recent examples of low, medium and high-risk corporate travel risk assessment and management trends in Asia-Pacific? Recent trends have been a combination of changes in the market/business focus and that of response to incidents and events. Market and business changes have seen a more personal approach to travel and the subsequent travel…

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Risk Assessments: Techniques and Methods [Analysis]

Risk Assessments Techniques and Methods [Analysis] Despite the necessity for all businesses and managers to be able to evaluate and prioritise risk issues, there still remains significant disparity in the comprehension of risk issues, the methodology employed and the techniques used. This week’s article comes from Wesley Thomson, a next generation security professional currently studying…

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Thailand Coup: Travel Advice [Government Travel Advisories]

Thailand Coup: Travel Advice [Government Travel Advisories] The recent declaration of a coup and subsequent take over by Thailand’s military has not surprisingly triggered an array of travel advice, advisories and commentary on the general health, safety, security and risk posed to travellers. The problem for travellers is, which one is the most accurate or…

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Car Insurance Facts [Infographic]

Did you know 14,340 cars were stolen in Australia in the first 3 months of 2013 alone? Take a look at our car insurance infographic to understand how to protect your pride and joy. Infographic by: Compare Insurance.

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Life Insurance Facts [Infographic]

Do you know 3 in 10 Australians say they do not have any form of personal life insurance!? Check out our life insurance infographic to understand why life insurance is so important. Infographic by: compareinsurance.com.au

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Travel Insurance Facts [Infographic]

Did you know 70% of all Australian travellers say they wouldn’t leave the country without travel insurance? Check out our travel insurance infographic to understand why travel insurance is so important.   Infographic by: Compare Insurance

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Country Aviation Risk Ratings

Country Aviation Risk Ratings Our new country aviation and risk rating system is now live. Travel, safety and risk managers can now get immediate access to our global aviation ratings and risk assessment for each specific country. A must for travel risk management and travel health, safety, security and risk management programs.

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Why Most Travel Tracking and Monitoring is False

Why Most Travel Tracking and Monitoring is False Travel tracking and monitoring is often lauded as the saviour of the travel industry and the deliverer of “duty of care” compliance for buyers and providers alike when many do not actually understand one very significant flaw in most systems, that is both misleading and dangerous. First of…

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Classic Literature Travel Guide: A Visual Tour

Classic Literature Travel Guide: A Visual Tour If you’re looking for inspiration on you next leisure travel destination, consider retracing or emerging yourself in the inspirational locales featured in a number of classical literature story lines. Use this visual tour as a guide to select your most exotic, romantic, modern classic or adventure location. We…

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The Deadliest Animal in the World [Infographic]

  The Deadliest Animal in the World [Infographic] What kills the most amount of humans each and every year? What is your worst nightmare when it comes to threat or death by animal? I bet they are not one in the same. Check out the statistics on this infographic for the deadliest animals in the…

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Top 10 Firearm Owning Countries in the World [Infographic]

Top 10 Firearm Owning Countries in the World [Infographic] When you travel for business or leisure, it is important to know the key aspects of the local environment that might impact you travel health, safety, security and risk management choices. One key aspect to consider is the access, control and proliferation of firearms within a…

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Employee Legal Action Against Employer for Duty of Care Failure While Travelling for Business

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Employee Legal Action Against Employer for Duty of Care Failure While Travelling for Business Our recent discussions with a law firm, in relation to a claim that an employer failed to fulfil their duty of care after an employee was traumatised and injured while travelling for work, highlights a number of risks for both employer and…

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Country Aviation Ratings Included In Each Individual Travel Risk Assessment

Country Aviation Ratings Included In Each Individual Travel Risk Assessment We have just added comprehensive Country Aviation Ratings to all ourTravel Risk Assessments. This means that not only is each itinerary individually assessed at a personal and destination level, but also now it includes an assessment of the country’s aviation capability. This is all done in seconds,…

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How resilient is your travel and risk management system?

How resilient is your travel and risk management system? Professor Erick Hollnagel in his book “Safety I and Safety II: the past and future of safety management ” and presentation “Making the Shift from protection to resilience” outlines what he considers to be new system of safety, Safety II, or a resilient safety system. In…

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How to get the cheapest possible price on a flight [Infographic]

How to get the cheapest possible price on a flight [Infographic] Most people don’t understand just how complex the airline ticketing process is or how many variable options there are at any one time. However, if you understand the process you can ensure you get the cheapest possible price on a flight, where ever you…

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5 Crisis Management Lessons From Flight MH370

5 Crisis Management Lessons From Flight MH370 Incidents and events surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have been complex and varied. How the crisis has been managed provides some very clear lessons for crisis leadership and crisis management development for other businesses and executive managers. We have been monitoring the incident and it’s…

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International Coffee Drinking Guide for Travellers [Infographic]

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International Coffee Drinking Guide for Travellers [Infographic] Many travellers enjoy a good, hot cup of coffee when they travel for business or leisure. Maybe it is a quick brew at the airport or something a little more sophisticated from a local cafe or talented barista. Either way, you will find that what you are familiar…

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What is the cost-benefit-analysis or ROI for travel risk management?

What is the cost-benefit-analysis or ROI for travel risk management? As with all things travel, demonstrating value, return on investment [ROI] or conducting a cost-benefit-analysis is a key priority for travel, risk and procurement managers. However, when it comes to demonstrating similar ROI’s for travel risk management [travel health, safety, security and risk management /…

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Travel Safety & Security Video: Risk Analysis

Travel Safety & Security Video Risk Analysis In this travel health, safety, security and risk management video tutorial we explain the reasons for risk analysis and why so many travel risk assessments and risk analysis processes are just plain wrong.

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Top 15 Worst Terrorist Attacks over the Period 2002-2011 [Infographic]

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Many civilians have been a victim of numerous terrorist attacks. In fact, the threat of terrorism appear anywhere that it can happen anytime and it may be carried out by your own countrymen.This infographic we created shows the locations of terrorist strikes over the period of 2002-2011.

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Global Terror Alert by US Government: NOT a travel alert

US State Department Issues Global Travel Alert The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.  Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region…

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The real threat of terrorism: Response not capability

Most security professionals and media analysts focus primarily on the capacity and capability of terrorist groups and networks. What most fail to recognize or adequately understand is the capacity and capability of local police and military forces to respond and manage terrorist attacks involving hostages and urban engagements. In this article we address the real…

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How accurate are government travel advisories and alerts?

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If you’re like most people and you believe that government travel advisories, warning and alerts represent the most accurate advice for business travellers then you are terribly mistaken. Here are the key elements that all business travellers and travel managers need to know regarding the validity and application of government travel alerts and travel related…

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