The Moment of Truth: Eliminate Confusion When Finding Your Driver

You land at a busy airport, and struggle to find your way to the passenger pickup area. You finally arrive, only to be confronted by a row of drivers, standing next to nearly-identical vehicles. You walk out of an office building on a busy New York street and see a black sedan pulling up to the curb. The horns honking behind you and the flow of the busy sidewalk disorient you as you hop in - only to realize... read more

Test Your Safety IQ with Savoya’s Travel Safety Challenge

What information belongs on your luggage tag? Which floor should you request in a hotel? When is a travelers’ victim value is the highest? Put your safety skills to the test with Savoya’s Travel Safety Challenge. When we first debuted this quiz at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Convention, we could never have guessed how popular it would be - nor the number of questions it would generate from... read more

Kosovo Safer than the U.S. and U.K, According to the Gallup 2018 Global Law and Order Report

That a formerly war-torn region like Kosovo would outrank the U.S. and U.K on any measure of perceived safety is just one of the surprises found in Gallup’s annual Global Law and Order report. The 2018 report, which included findings from more than 148,000 interviews with adults in 142 countries and areas, provides a valuable measure of people’s sense of personal security and their experiences with crime and law... read more

Why Increased Visibility Should Matter to Your Corporate Travel Management Program

Greater visibility into the operations of the vendors that make up your corporate travel management program often means the ability to make better, more informed and more data-driven decisions. It may mean cost-savings, and - as we’ll get into later in this article - it can mean greater security for your travelers. Yet, despite these obvious advantages, visibility isn’t something that’s questioned... read more

How Secure Ground Transportation Benefits from Threat and Disturbance Monitoring

In our recent response to a Wall Street Journal article on the growing interest in corporate duty of care, Savoya’s president Robert Dobrient pointed out that the tracking of business travelers can be useful in responding to crisis. But, he notes, our real objective should be proactive - keeping people out of those situations in the first place. A more proactive approach requires many things. First, as Robert... read more

AON’S 2018 Risk Map Report: A Review and Response

One of our goals in launching Momentum, the new Savoya blog, was to keep our travelers and those who support them up-to-date on trends and changes within the travel industry. Part of that commitment means finding new research, sharing it with you and offering our perspective on why it’s important. Recently, Aon, a leading global professional services and insurance firm, in partnership with The Risk Advisory... read more

How to Stay Safe at the 2018 World Cup

Attending the World Cup is a bucket list item for any true soccer fan. But traveling to Russia and being a part of an event that’s expected to have a $31 billion impact on the local economy carries inherent risks. This is especially true for visitors from Western countries and for high-profile travelers. If you or your travelers plan to attend this year’s World Cup, you need to be proactive about safety.... read more

A New Level of Security on Your Business Trip, Expanded

Recently, Wall Street Journal contributor Scott McCartney published an article titled, “A New Level of Security on Your Business Trip.” In it, McCartney introduced the concept of duty of care to his “The Middle Seat” travel column, focusing primarily on the need to be able to track business travelers, wherever they are in the world. But while traveler tracking is important, it is a reactive tactic.... read more

35 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Ground Provider

Selecting the right ground transportation provider isn’t easy. Whether you’re planning travel for yourself or on behalf of someone else, ground is often the last thing on your mind. That’s understandable, given the complexity of choosing between different vendors, in different markets, with wildly different standards of service. But just because ground is challenging doesn’t mean you can let it to fall... read more

Ride-Sharing for Executive Transportation: Can You Afford to Take the Risk?

Today’s executives have never had more options when it comes to ground transportation. Arrive at their destinations, and your travelers will find themselves confronted with everything from traditional taxis and standard black car limo services to Lyft, UberX, UberXL, UberSelect and UberBLACK. In light of all this choice, how do you make the right decision for your executive travelers’ transportation... read more