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Business Travel Tips for China

Top cultural tips for a business trip to China If you’re doing business these days, it’s hard to avoid China. You might be buying products from China or you might be trying to sell your product to someone in China. In either case, it’s critical for business traveller’s planning a...

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Taking Your Phone Abroad-What Not To Do

If you have a smartphone and are planning on taking it on your next international trip there are several things you should be aware of to ensure that you don’t accidentally waste obscene amounts of money staying connected while you are away. Here are a few pointers so you can...

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Travel Preparation and Planning

Travel Itinerary DO NOT publicize your travel plans, but limit that knowledge to those who need to know. Leave a full itinerary of your travel schedule, hotel phone numbers and business appointments with your office and with a family member or friend. Passport Is it valid? Are the visas current...

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Just a Reminder of What you CAN take On Board

Spirits…such as whisky or brandy up to a maximum of 5 litres* per person. Medical items or toiletries (including aerosols) such as hair sprays, deodorants, perfumes and aftershaves, in containers of up to 500g/500ml* each, to a total of 2kg/2l* Portable electronic devices containing lithium batteries such as lap top...

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Travel Preparation and Planning

Travel Itinerary DO NOT publicize your travel plans, but limit that knowledge to those who need to know. Leave a full itinerary of your travel schedule, hotel phone numbers and business appointments with your office and with a family member or friend. Passport Is it valid? Are the visas current...

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Types of risk related to corporate travel

Risk to personnel Security (crime/civil unrest) Security (terrorism) Safety Health (illness) Health (stress) Risk to reputation Failure in duty of care to employees Carbon footprint Misuse of travel expenses Unethical conduct by travelers Risk to data/ equipment Protecting data carried by employees while traveling Protecting data collected about employee travel...

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The relevance of risk management to travel

Corporate travel is inherently risky because it puts employees in unfamiliar and/or disadvantageous environments. Examples (and there are many hundreds of others) include: • Visiting destinations where travellers stand out from the local population and may be targeted for criminal or terrorist purposes • Driving where local laws (different side...

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Pickpocket Language

Pickpocket’s slang Among thieves there is a subset which everyone knows as pickpockets. Many of these – especially professionals, will use slang terms to communicate with each other. The following is an explanation of those terms. Mark A mark is the target of a pickpocket, pickpockets choices of marks vary...

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Understanding some of the common travel scams.

Here are just a few of the lovely tricks that sneak thieves and con artists have waiting in store for you in several of the well-travelled places you may visit. It is hilarious reading, but no fun when it happens to you. Be aware and you will be safe. Sneak...

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