Back before the Internet, there was a vibrant business in travel, especially that surrounding travel agents. A good travel agent knew where to stay, what to do, and how to secure the best airfares. Smart travelers turned to travel agents to do both the ‘grunt’ work of setting everything up, but more importantly, to deploy their special knowledge to make travel more enjoyable and business travel, more product. Sadly, those days are gone, and people generally “do it themselves” using online systems, even in business travel.
International travel security, especially for employers with many employees overseas, is an area where “do it yourself” can be quite dangerous. How so?
First, you and your employees are not experts in international travel security issues. You may not see the risks in being in Dubai, Mexico City, or even a relatively safe city such as
London. Indeed, you and your employees may be lulled into a false sense of security because 99% of the time nothing bad happens. Second, it’s the 1% of the time that can cause worries. Security risks can create catastrophic failures up to and including, unfortunately, the death of an employee overseas. Working with a travel security consultant can help reduce this risk, though nothing can obviate it entirely. Third, you and your employees are no doubt very busy people. You may be tempted to “short change” security because it is out of sight, out of mind. Again, working with a travel security consultant can mean that what is “out of sight” is not “out of mind.”
These are three simple reasons why you might consider reaching out to an international travel security consultant. Our experts at IMG GlobalSecur bring a wealth of experience and history to the job. We’ve literally “seen it all,” and our expert eyes can audit your employee travel procedures to identify vulnerabilities that you may not realize exist. Indeed, like a good insurance policy, our job is to prevent bad things from happening and, if we do our job, nothing happens.
That said, no one can truly guarantee international travel security. But by working with an international travel security consultant, you can do your “due diligence” to reduce that risk for you, your company, and your employees. Reach out today for a consultation with one of our experts.