Newsroom: World Travel Protection Press Coverage

Discover the top news stories from the travel industry featuring expert quotes from our leading medical, travel and security assistance experts.

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Lesson #1, You Can’t Manage Risk Alone

March 2022

If the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine taught us anything, it’s that no one can manage risk alone. Check out page six in the Canadian Travel Press for a Q&A with World Travel Protection’s Regional Security Director for North America, Frank Harrison.

Read more via Canadian Travel Press

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Is Europe Travel Safe During Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?

March 2022

The ongoing war in Ukraine has travellers rethinking upcoming trips to Europe. Our Regional Security Director for North America, Frank Harrison weighs in on whether there is cause for concern. Read the full AFAR article below.

Read more via AFAR Magazine 

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False Positive

March 2022

With complex and ever-changing COVID-19 testing rules still in place for many destinations, unsuspecting business travellers are being disadvantaged. False positives or testing positive post recovery adds to the confusion. Dr. Neil Slabbert, Regional Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Joel Lockwood, Regional Chief Medical Officer, shed some light on the complexities.

Read more via The Business Travel Magazine

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World Travel Protection Establishes Special Investigations Unit

March 2022

WTP established a SIU and named Phil Peart, who has decades of investigation experience, as the unit’s Senior Investigations Manager for the Asia-Pacific region. The new unit allows its global security team to aid clients in identifying risks and reduce their exposure to insider threats, fraud, and malicious acts.

Read more via Insurance Business Magazine

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How To Plan When Travel Plans Are Up In The Air

February 2022

With proper planning and risk management, travel should be back on everyone’s radar for 2022. The next question then, is how should travellers plan when the one thing that is constant is change? Global Security Services Manager, Rodger Cook breaks it down for us.

Read more via TTGmice 

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What To Know If An SSSS Code Shows Up On Your Boarding Pass

January 2022

Our Regional Security Director, Frank Harrison helps break down why travellers get flagged for a Secondary Security Screening Selection while going through security. (SSSS is the TSA’s way of flagging airline passengers for an enhanced screening.) Read on to learn why this can happen.

Read more via Conde Nast Traveler

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What’s On Your List For 2022?

January 2022

Travel experts, including World Travel Protection’s Business Development Director, Alex Twiggs discuss the top 11 things a travel buyer should consider each year. Get up to speed quickly with these tips on navigating the changed landscape.

Read more via The Business Travel Magazine

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COVID-19 Travel Tips for Insurance Professionals

December 2021

WTP General Manager – Global Security Services, Rodger Cook, shares the latest advice on COVID-19 travel and safety tips. Read the full article for examples what it’s like to travel now as Rodger shares multiple stories of recent travellers navigating new regulations.

Read more via Insurance Business Magazine

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Should We be Working from Home Again?

December 2021

With the rapid spread of the Omicron variant this winter, many businesses are wondering if they need to reinforce a complete work from home schedule again. WTP CMO – Americas, Dr Joel Lockwood, discusses what businesses need to consider before making that decision.

Read more via Business Leader 

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Why International Travel is Different Now

November 2021

The pandemic has impacted many livelihoods and has lead to an increase in petty crime. World Travel Protection CEO, Adrian Leach, shares how travellers need to be more vigilant when travelling abroad.

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Climate Change’s Real and Present Threat to Business Travel

November 2021

Climate change is impacting travel. World Travel Protection Regional Security Director Frank Harrison discusses how organisations need to address this changing risk within their travel risk management program.

Read more via Business Travel News

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Everything You Need to Know About International Flights

October 2021

World Travel Protection CEO, Adrian Leach, answers key questions about international travel. From where to get a COVID test and when you need one to what happens if you test positive before returning home, here’s the latest on COVID travel.

Read more via Escape

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Travel Preparations and Assistance for VIPs

October 2021

Private travel is a luxury that comes with unique security considerations. In this article, World Travel Protection shares insight into the benefits and risks of private travel and how we support VIP travellers.

Read more via ITIJ

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How COVID-19 Affected Critical Supply Chains

September 2021

While most air travel completely stopped during the pandemic, how have air ambulance providers adapted to travel restrictions and changing safety guidelines? Here, World Travel Protection’s Canada President, Will McAleer, shares his expert thoughts.

Read more via the ITIJ

World Travel Protection Expands into UK Market

World Travel Protection Expands Into the UK

July 2021

Our travel risk management services are now available in the UK. The expansion into this key market comes as borders reopen and international travel resumes, ensuring Britain-based organisations have the right support in place to travel safely.

Read more via Business Travel News

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Growing Global Security and Intelligence Capabilities

July 2021

To help further support organisations looking to reduce travel risks, we’ve appointed new security and intelligence lead, Paul Trotter. Based at the Brisbane Command Centre, Paul brings extensive experience in complex political environments to the role.

Read more via Insurance Business Magazine

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Travel Safety Compliance with the New ISO 31030 Guidance

June 2021

How can organisations safely resume travel after the pandemic? Our Regional Security Director, Frank Harrison, shares how best practice models and the upcoming ISO 31030 guidance can provide additional support and reassurance.

Read more via HR Magazine

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Revealed: COVID’s Impact on Socio-Economic Instability

June 2021

How has the global coronavirus pandemic changed business travel? And are organisations prepared for new corporate travel risks created by COVID? Our travel security expert Frank Harrison shares his thoughts.

Read more via Business Travel News Europe

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10 Ways Travel Will Change Post-COVID

May 2021

What will travel look like when the world adjusts to a “new normal”? Our travel security expert Rodger Cook reveals the new dangers you need to be aware of, and how to adequately prepare for your trip in 2021 and beyond…

Read more via London Business Matters

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Is it Safe to Travel to New Zealand Right Now?

April 2021

How risky is it for Australians to travel to New Zealand? And is it safe to book a flight? Our travel security expert responds to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent COVID travel advice on trans-Tasman travel.

Read more via Escape Travel

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A New World: How COVID Changed Corporate Travel

April 2021

With international travel restarting around the globe, our security expert looks at how the pandemic has changed the travel rules and regulations for corporate and academic travellers around the world.

Read more via PA Life

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Corporate Travel Risk Assessments During COVID

March 2021

Are you travelling for work or study? The global coronavirus pandemic has not only created new rules and regulations for business travellers, but fraud- and crime-related risks that didn’t exist previously…

Read more via The Art of Business Travel

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When will Australians be Able to Travel Internationally?

March 2021

Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout is underway, but when will its citizens be able to travel abroad? Our CEO, Adrian Leach, joins other travel industry experts in predicting when the country’s borders will finally open…

Read more via SBS News

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Why COVID Passports Provide Extra “Peace of Mind”

February 2021

Could coronavirus vaccination passports restore confidence within the travel industry? Our CEO reveals why COVID immunisation records should be expedited to support Australian business and leisure travel

Read more via Insurance Business Australia

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Vaccination Certificates: Your New Passport to Travel?

February 2021

The Australian Government plans to introduce COVID vaccination certificates to help re-open its borders and boost tourism. Find out what our CEO, Adrian Leach, has to say about Australian immunisation passports.

Read more via Global Travel Media

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World Travel Protection Partners with Zurich Insurance

October 2020

Zurich Insurance Group has selected our expert assistance team as the global assistance provider for its new comprehensive business travel product offering. Discover what this new partnership means for corporate travellers.

Read more via Travel Weekly

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Expert Business Travel Tips for Staying Safe During COVID

September 2020

Whether you’re travelling for business domestically or internationally, there are new travel risks to mitigate. Discover our medical expert’s advice for travelling safely during the pandemic, plus what to do if you test positive for COVID while travelling…

Read more via PASA (Procurement and Safety Australia)

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Global Recession Increases Travel Health and Safety Risks

August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t only created health risks for business travellers – it has created several new safety risks too. Our security expert reveals how to avoid the new dangers created by the COVID economic downturn…

Read more via Travel Talk magazine

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COVID Travel Scams on the Rise, Warn Experts

August 2020

Are business travellers at greater risk of being targeted by criminals and fraudsters during COVID? Our security expert Rodger Cook explains why the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on economies worldwide creates new dangers for corporate travellers…

Read more via Travel Weekly

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