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Global Business Travel is steadily increasing. Even in times of economical and geopolitical crisis, business travelers venture into the world to support the global reach of the businesses they’re working for. But now managing travel risks is coming into clear focus. Travelers want to feel safe and need to be safe. Their businesses need to take action to prevent them both from being exposed to unnecessary risks and from losing precious time.
Travel industry is in a period of fundamental disruption. Traditional providers are disappearing, while digital technology has taken over. New industry players have appeared on the scene and captured the market with staggering growth rates, especially in ground transportation. At the same time, in recent years we have seen an increased feeling of security threats caused by terrorist attacks and natural disasters often hitting popular business travel destinations all around the world. In chauffeured transportation travellers have got used to gain instant access to transportation in the palm of their hand. Each trip can be tracked and traced. But what’s the effect on travel security?
Both travelers and the businesses they work for are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges around travel. They need to make sure that they can feel secure about their safety and need to have an emergency plan in place. App based chauffeured transportation is convenient and cost-effective but businesses need to think further. In the aftermath of reports about incidents involving drivers of ride-hailing services it can’t be ignored anymore that the cheapest part of a business travel has the greatest risks. Now employers and travelers need to take care of issues such as liability, safety, health and duty of care.
First of all employers must accept their obligation to protect their people. There’s no alternative to personal safety and reasonable steps must be taken to mitigate risks for travelling employees. Therefore due diligence must be conducted on ground transportation providers in order to evaluate their suitability. Chauffeured transportation operators on the other hand must be aware about how to translate duty of care into their own operational routines. It starts with a painstaking vetting process of drivers and affiliates and must cover potential risk areas like insurance, data security and corporate governance. After all an effective monitoring of each ground transportation must be performed and it needs to be supported by efficient technological solutions.
There’s no doubt about the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of app based services and online booking tools for ground transportation. But when the stakes are high, either due to the chosen destination or due to the VIP travelling there’s nothing like personal consultation by a team of experts. Human experience and professional advice is irreplaceable. For a comprehensive travel security plan it is also essential to have all those related services at hand that are capable of providing a seamless experience and efficient risk mitigation. It’s the integration of those service elements which after all leads to the desired result: Closing ground transportation security loopholes.
View our efficient tools to mitigate travel risks and provide a seamless travel experience. Choosing smart combinations of various service elements can close security loopholes efficiently and will lift ground transportation on a higher level of travel security and comfort.
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