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Busy executives don’t have a moment to waste, whether that means staying productive while traveling on the ground or navigating through commercial airports more efficiently. Fortunately, there are several expedited “trusted traveler” security programs that can help them significantly cut down on time spent going through airport security and border control. Here’s a brief summary of the most popular... read more

How to Enroll in STEP (and Why You Should)

Jordan Garner

September 25, 2018

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

As the world grapples with political tensions, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and natural disasters, frequent travelers know that staying safe while abroad is a serious concern. Luckily for U.S. citizens, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided by the U.S. Department of State to ensure that all Americans traveling or living abroad stay safe, secure and informed. Here’s how... read more

Last week, the Savoya team traveled to San Diego along with 7,000 other travel industry professionals for the 2018 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) annual convention. In addition to exploring the more than 400 exhibitor booths, we attended several educational sessions and heard speakers including Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, address the current state of the industry.   With few better... read more

To celebrate Savoya’s new European Premier Touring class vehicles in London, we’ve pulled together a few of the best tips we’ve found for effective, efficient business trips to the city. Read on for everything from the parks where you can catch a quick job between meetings to hacks for looking like a local that’ll help keep you safe.   Tip #1: Bring the Right Adapter This tip is an obvious one,... read more

Business travel can be a massively complex undertaking, both for travelers themselves and for the support teams managing it. If you’re responsible for another person’s travel, no one expects you to keep every detail straight in your head - especially if you’re juggling multiple travelers and multiple trips. But if you want to be seen as an all-star travel planner,  you do to have a firm grasp on the... read more

The Savoya team is looking forward to the GBTA Convention 2018 next week, where we’ll be attending sessions in the “Risk/Duty of Care” track in order to better understand upcoming trends that may affect the business travel management practices of our travelers and their teams. We’ll be sharing a round-up of our key takeaways after the convention wraps up next week. But in the meantime, we reached out to... read more

Whether you’re a traveling executive or an assistant managing the movements of a high-level traveler, situational awareness is one of the basic building blocks of personal safety. Travel - no matter how carefully executed - involves risk. Auto accidents and medical emergencies occur on the road, just as they do at home. The risk of targeted and opportunistic crime is also a consideration for high-profile... read more

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

With the dramatic rise in well-publicized terrorist attacks over the past several years, it’s no surprise that the issue of travel safety is top-of-mind for companies with traveling executives. But are we really less safe than we used to be? And if we are, how should security teams respond to the threats posed by travel in the modern era? To explore these and other important executive protection questions,... read more

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