Posted by APXTravel on 12 October 2018

The business travel landscape continues to rapidly evolve, with security threats constantly emerging in new locations, markets expanding to new places, and accommodation options multiplying.

But according to a new guide from ACTE Global (Association of Corporate Travel Executives) and International SOS, “Hotel Safety: A Guide to Staying Safe for Employers & Travellers”, many travel programs are unprepared to address the unique safety challenges associated with their accommodation policies. In fact, Ipsos MORI data finds that just 19% of organisations implemented safety and security checks for accommodations in 2017.

Implementing hotel safety and security checks entails information gathering and analysis that allows organisations to make smarter decisions, both before a trip and during travel. The guide shares experiences such as how on-the-ground expert advice made it possible for one general manager and her company to avoid costs of cancelling her trip in excess of USD 2,000.

As an organisation responsible for your mobile travellers’ wellbeing, do you have adequate safety checks to make sure you are booking the best accommodation possible? For more information and tips on building a hotel safety program, download “Hotel Safety: A Guide to Staying Safe for Employers & Travellers” here.

Article by: Claire Antczak, International SOS 

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