Articles tagged “security”

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Women who travel for business need more resources and support from the companies that dispatch them around the world. Raising awareness of the issues they face can only do so much.

3 weeks ago

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

TSA Will Expand Tests of Next-Generation Scanners for Carry-on Bags

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

New airport scanners for carry-on bags use computed tomography X-rays, which give much better views of what's inside. But their cost is astronomical. Don't expect all of your local airport's scanners replaced anytime soon.

2 months ago

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Many hotels, including some in Las Vegas, already have systems to monitor guests for security threats, especially after the MGM Resorts massacre in Sin City. They could probably do more to get certified for federal protections.

3 months ago

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

Associated Press

The TSA has been stretched thin in recent years even as security theater has seemingly ramped up at major U.S. airports. Given the high state of fear in U.S. politics right now, though, it's unlikely anything will come of this proposal.

4 months ago

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards are usually behind the scenes of events, but Las Vegas and Nashville's organizations are often front and center in the form of security personnel hired by tourism officials through local police departments. Even if travelers don't realize this, parts of both cities' tourism budgets are very much on the front lines.

4 months ago

Outsourcing Security Has Big Implications for Business Travel at Smaller Firms

Outsourcing Security Has Big Implications for Business Travel at Smaller Firms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Not every company can afford a dedicated security director. There are services out there, though, that are evolving to offer more automated security solutions that aren't just for multinational corporations and global operations.

5 months ago

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers know they need to focus on safety as more women travel for business, but seem to be unwilling so far to make specific changes to their policies. Hopefully, this trend won't continue.

5 months ago

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

This lawsuit over searches of laptops and cellphones will proceed, but in the meantime travelers need to think seriously about data privacy when they're crossing U.S. borders.

6 months ago

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is a complicated issue for companies, and it's only getting more complicated as threats mount around the world. Hopefully, last year's laptop ban acts as a wake-up call for businesses that haven't paid attention to the security risks of business travel.

8 months ago

Safety and Security Should Remain in Spotlight for Events

Safety and Security Should Remain in Spotlight for Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Safety should be a priority for events, whether taking place at a local hotel or a convention center in a gateway city. Unfortunately, event planners don't always have the resources they need to prepare for complicated security situations.

8 months ago

Event Security Takes on Fresh Importance for Meeting Planners

Event Security Takes on Fresh Importance for Meeting Planners

Robin Amster, Skift

The meetings and events industry is still working to figure out a better approach to security. For the time being, safety should be the priority for planners as they look to stage new events, even if a destination doesn't seem particularly risky.

8 months ago

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers should get much more active when fending off problems for LGBTQ travelers headed to certain destinations. Knowledge, understanding, and the right tools can make all the difference.

8 months ago