|Organisation:||The 4 Nordic Business Travel Associations|
The 4 Nordic Business Travel associations cooperate on joint webinars with international key note speakers. Now we’re welcoming Bob Quick, Director and Founder of GSA to talk about the new ISO Travel Risk Management Standard and the impact on the traveller in the future, in particular around health security and covid-19 assurance.
Some aspects of business travel have regulatory or quality regimes (e.g. aviation, rail transportation etc,) that help tremendously when assessing risk, but there is a problem when selecting accommodation. There are no consistent global standards for accommodation safety, hygiene and security. Hotels are inherently vulnerable to criminals and terrorists alike. Crime analysis in many countries cites that hotels are perceived as ‘soft’ targets, rich in opportunity to target people or their possessions. With the recent Covid-19 pandemic corporates are asking what are the standards for hotels and how do they know that their travellers are safe?
The introduction of the ‘Travel Risk Management’ standard is long overdue. Travel risk is real, and represents a major risk for many employees and their employers. Whilst the risks and threats cannot all be eliminated; they can be minimised and mitigated by adopting tried and tested risk management and mitigation processes. The ISO standards development process has assembled considerable expertise at a global level to consider these threats and risks, including Covid 19 and to identify the best management and mitigation practices to help make travel a safer endeavour.
We are going to discuss how the new ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management Standard will assist corporate travel managers in adopting good practice, which will improve the travel experience and meet the duty of care.
The webinar is free of charge and open to all members of SBTA, DBTA, FBTA or NBTA. A link for registration will be up after the summer holidays, but SAVE THE DATE already now.