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Crisis avoidance company, The Anvil Group, has issued a warning to corporations in light of recent bombing attempts in London and Glasgow stressing the need for greater care of their business travellers.
”While the government, police forces and anti-terrorism units call for the general public to help by remaining extra vigilant, those responsible for travellers, in particular business travellers, have a vitally important role to play,” said The Anvil Group director, Matthew Judge.
Judge warns that to fulfil their duty of care obligations, corporations and travel management companies (TMC) should be aware of up-to-date information on potential dangers around the world and have technology in place that guarantees they can locate and contact any employee or traveller in event of a security threat.
”This may sound obvious but many organisations both large and small still struggle to achieve this most basic requirement,” he said.
”Being able to understand the situation as it develops and then to take proactive measures to keep travellers informed, will not only benefit the business and its travelling employees, but it also greatly assists the airports, railway stations and emergency services by ensuring the number of people descending on the scene is kept to a minimum.”
One TMC that has recently signed up to The Anvil Group”s Employee Travel Monitoring Service (ETMS) is US-based Omega World Travel.
Linked with all GDS (global distribution system) providers, the web-based portal combines information on pre-, mid- and post-trip traveller activity, country-based risk intelligence, Government and Embassy warnings, international security updates and client-specific intelligence information.
”The focus on traveller safety and security is at an all time high,” said Omega World Travel commercial director, Mark Hansford. ”With the system in place we are able to offer our clients reassurance that their duty of care, with regards to travel, will be met.”