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The term “Cardiovascular disease” covers a multitude of illnesses. Coronary artery disease is common; if left untreated, it could lead to a heart attack.
Tsunamis, floods and forest fires happen all too often, as do earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Global organisations consider their business travellers and expatriates are at medium risk of hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis whilst on assignment. 52% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of these threats over a three-year period.
Peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services, including transport and accommodation facilitated through companies such as Uber and Airbnb, has transformed leisure travel in unprecedented ways. However, using these services for business-related travel creates new risk challenges for employers that need to be managed and mitigated.
Female travel safety has made international headlines, especially following a number of attacks in India. Today, there are more women travelling for business than ever before and organisations are looking for support and advice to help business travellers and expats stay protected; ensuring their work is uninterrupted.
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In a crowded place during Christmas festivities, you are far more likely to be affected by the loss or theft of money, phone or other important possessions than you are by terrorism. Keep a close eye on your personal possessions at all times.
Well-dressed business travellers, carrying smart phones and laptops, are at increased risk of being victims of petty crimes like pick-pocketing. 46% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of this threat over a three-year period.
Throughout late 2013 and early 2014, civil unrest spread as clashes between opposition activists, Government troops and pro-Russian forces intensified. In late February, Kiev saw its worst day of violence in 70 years, with at least 88 people killed.
Road safety isn't just about being a safer driver. Sometimes, the safest option is not to drive at all. If you don’t know the rules of the road, highway conditions, or local language, you may be better off arranging transportation with a trusted and vetted provider.