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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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Airline Safety Tips for Business Travellers

We do everything in our power to sit in the front of the plane as business travellers, but those seats might not be the safest. Check out these tips for airline safety, and you just might reconsider those upgrades and warm nuts! 1. Consider Where You Sit For comfort (and...

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5 Tips for Female Business Travellers

While most travel safety tips apply equally to men and women, the fact is that women are more vulnerable to certain types of crimes on the road. These travel safety tips will help ensure your well-being on the road. 1. Choose Hotels Wisely Choose national hotel chains with interior room...

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Corporate Espionage

Corporate espionage is an increasingly serious threat for a business traveller. The perpetrator may be a competitor, opportunist, or foreign intelligence officer. In many countries, domestic corporations collect competitive intelligence with the help and support of their government. To mitigate this risk, your organization’s critical information and technologies should not...

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