News & Articles - terrorism

  • Safety and security education for planners

    By Maria da Cunha, CTC, CMP Planning an event consists of various planning aspects throughout the life of the event. In today’s environment, one of the most important stages is security for the event and how the planner ensures that everyone and everything is protected leading up to and during the event. Security has always been part of event planning, but it’s not always top of mind in the initial planning stages of the event. Instead, it is often considered…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

  • Zimbabwe opens its arms to meetings and incentive travellers

    By Delina Alwanger As a destination for meetings and incentive travel, the southern African country of Zimbabwe is in a state of evolution. The successful hosting of the UNWTO General Assembly in 2013 was the catalyst which put the country back on to the world’s radar. However, with the growing threat of terrorism in many countries today, it is the relative safety and low risk of terrorist activity which is arguably Zimbabwe’s biggest competitive advantage. According to GBTA Foundation’s latest…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Employee Incentives

  • Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

    Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT). The study, Checking In: Servicing the Multifaceted Modern Business Traveller, conducted as a timely, focused follow-up to the 2016 ACTE and GBT Meet…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

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