Personal Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Female travelers are more susceptible to risk when traveling alone. Founder and Chief Evangelist, Bruce McIndoe, says that it's easier to be a man when traveling. Women who travel are more likely to dine in their hotel rooms than to eat in the establishment's restaurant. More often than men, women are the object of unwanted attention. “I have female colleagues who won’t go to a hotel restaurant,” he said, “They say, ‘I’m tired of being approached’ so they just stay in the room and eat dinner.” 

Response Operations for Travel Risk Management

Buying Business Travel explained how WorldAware provides a timely, end-to-end risk management solution. 

"WorldAware provides evacuations during political unrest (last year it evacuated clients from Nicaragua and Colombia), security-related situations and natural disasters – and it offers smartphone apps that track travelers. The client 'opts into' the tracking system and can press a crisis/panic button on the app, which triggers a GPS fix on their location. WorldAware’s operations center delivers 'immediate response and assistance'."

Companies Fail to Carry Out Risk Assessments for Meetings and Events

A survey conducted by the Global Business Travel Association was the focus of this piece about how few companies create risk assessments ahead of meetings. Theresa Thomas, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at WorldAware, said, “Successful risk management for meetings and events requires organizations to clearly assign risk management responsibilities to an individual or team of individuals, and that responsibility must be comprehensive.

Is the 737 MAX Safe - and Which Airlines Are Still Flying It?

The Telegraph reported that the Civil Aviation Authority has banned the 737 MAX Boeing aircraft model from UK airspace. The following was a quote from WorldAware on the inside scoop of the situation.

"Max Leitschuh, senior transportation analyst at risk management firm WorldAware, said that though some airlines are treating the 737 MAX as 'guilty until proven innocent...investigators should be able to draw some preliminary conclusions within a week, although the final report will  take much longer.'"