Corporate Travel Security: Is There Such a Thing?

When the digital revolution really took off in the 90s, it was imagined with space-age enthusiasm that corporate travel would be replaced by connecting remotely. Flash forward 20-odd years and the opposite has happened.  It is true that email, mobile, Facetime, Google Hangouts and social media have all helped open the doors. But to meet, pitch, sell, maintain relationships or close the deal properly you need to be there in person.

The problem, of course, is that global terror threats, lone wolf attacks, multiple incidents and well-publicised lapses in security have created a very real sense of fear and uncertainty. Although businesses have limited control over global security threats you can employ some straightforward travel risk measures to reduce the impact on your business.

Priavo’s Travel Risk Management service can reduce your travel risk and improve resilience. Through our expertise, advanced technology and tailored operational security capabilities, we can proactively protect travellers and manage crisis or incident response. Despite the current security challenges, the top 3 risks to travellers remain petty crime, road traffic accidents and health problems including food poisoning. Other threats include muggings, car jacking and express kidnappings, of all which can have damaging consequences to your business.

We have a number of comprehensive and cost-effective risk management services designed to protect the people who matter most to you. We approach each situation diligently, professionally and proactively through these four key services:

INFORM: Detailed analysis of risks and in-country intelligence can prepare travellers, addressing duty of care and legal obligations. We can deliver tailored travel briefs and training courses to increase personal safety awareness.

TRACK: Priavo’s traveller safety app ‘locate’ will track travellers globally allowing organisations to know where every traveller is at any given moment.

PROTECT: We offer tailored and secure journey management services to ensure employee safety, whatever the environment. These range from security trained drivers to security operatives and medical support.

RESPOND: Priavo will support travellers and assets in any emergency including terror attacks, medical incidents, civil unrest and natural disasters.

Information can empower travellers. So we provide reporting tools to supply reliable and relevant safety information and security advice for all destinations your travellers are visiting. We provide comprehensive reports that reveal Political, Operational, Security, Travel and Terrorism risks as well as Environmental concerns, logistical limitations and cultural considerations. And we can also deliver face-to-face travel briefs and bespoke corporate travel security training courses to build confidence when conducting business in complex environments.

When you know where your employees are, then you can monitor their safety. Our in house traveller safety app ‘locate’ will track travellers globally. We can make regular contact with travellers, escalating any significant information through a pre-determined communication structure, as well as triggering any necessary response. We use our intelligence network to monitor significant changes within a country and will pass on developing or emerging incidents relevant to your business. And finally, our check-in and escalation service provides a robust response in the event of an emerging incident.

 Our Security Management service is there to professionally protect you. Our global resources means we can provide the correct  security measures in line with your risk profile and requirements, keeping your employees safe at each stage of their journey. We have the power to facilitate different global services to mitigate potential travel risks, from vetted secure transportation to airport facilitation, Security Operatives to medical support. Priavo can also facilitate the secure movement of any assets essential to your operations abroad enabling you to safeguard people, equipment, critical infrastructure and supply chains ensuring operations continue even in the most challenging environments.

But what happens when a security emergency becomes a medical one? At Priavo, our medical specialist provides remote telemedicine support and also offer in-country medical support through UK-based registered doctors, and clinical staff whom can be mobilised across the world to support your operations (even within extreme environments and remote locations). Priavo can also repatriate travellers with medical complications to their home country or closest medical facility. Our crisis management network spans globally and we can quickly deploy a number of resources to preserve life and property, including evacuation support, asset protection teams, medical support, security operatives and transportation.

Wherever you need to travel for business, however large or small your team and however complex your itinerary, Priavo can keep you, your employees, colleagues and business safe through tailored Corporate Travel Security Management.