Momentum

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

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

corporate travel management program visibility

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

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

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

Nathanial Sullivan

June 11, 2018

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