Buying Business Travel explained how WorldAware provides a timely, end-to-end risk management solution.
"WorldAware provides evacuations during political unrest (last year it evacuated clients from Nicaragua and Colombia), security-related situations and natural disasters – and it offers smartphone apps that track travelers. The client 'opts into' the tracking system and can press a crisis/panic button on the app, which triggers a GPS fix on their location. WorldAware’s operations center delivers 'immediate response and assistance'."
"The troubleshooting spectrum is wide, from flight disruptions and managing risk to reining in employees who go 'off-piste' and book their own arrangements. This can have problematic consequences as Robert Howell, senior advisor of critical operations, points out."
'We’ve had people who’ve taken self-directed trips to places they’re not supposed to go to, such as Port Harcourt in Nigeria, and when they get there they’ve realized, ‘Wow, this is a lot worse than we thought. Now we understand why we were told not to go here,’ says Howell. 'They lean on us to provide safe transportation back to the airport and then we get them on a commercial flight back to Lagos.'”
WorldAware provides intelligence-driven, integrated risk management solutions that enable multinational organizations to operate globally with confidence. WorldAware’s end-to-end tailored solutions, integrated world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and response services help organizations mitigate risk and protect their people, assets, and reputations.