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May, 2018

Are You Ready for the Unexpected? You Will be After Northeastern Preparedness Day 2018 | News at Northeastern
Published On 05/08/2018

There’s one way to drastically increase your ability to handle a crisis: Be prepared. And the Northeastern community is getting a crash course in preparation. ...

Participants will learn how to save SimMan 3G. They’ll also learn how to send him safely on a business trip. The international risk management company iJET will lead a discussion on the dos and don’ts of international business travel—from choosing a hotel stay to honoring differences in culture. 

FEATURE: JODIE BOUGAARD AT RED24 – VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING IN THE US AND MEXICO | Safe Travels Magazine
Published On 05/04/2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other law enforcement agencies in the United States have issued several warnings related to virtual kidnapping in recent months. This extortion technique has become more prevalent in the US and Mexico since 2013, where the number of reported cases has increased substantially.

Wealthy South Africans could be the next target, warn kidnapping experts | Times Live
Published On 05/02/2018

Wealthy and prominent South Africans could soon become the next target of international kidnapping syndicates who are terrorizing foreigners living in the country. That’s the warning sounded by research and global kidnapping monitoring organization, Red24. Red24, which is part of the global risk management company iJet, tracks and monitors incidents of kidnapping and extortion.

April, 2018

Event Security Takes on Fresh Importance for Meeting Planners | Skift
Published On 04/04/2018

Meeting planners face a number of challenges in 2018 but given growing safety threats across the world, event security has taken on a newfound importance across the industry. Safety and security risks come from natural disasters, data security breaches, and even food safety issues. The most dramatic threats, however, can come from domestic and international terrorism, according to experts.

 

A Travel Agent Guide to Selling High-Risk Travel | Travel Age West
Published On 04/01/2018

Prepare your clients for the unexpected and arm them with the tools to stay safe. ... Other subscription-based services provide travel advisors with destination intel, including Intelliguide, Travel42 (both owned by Northstar Travel Group, the parent company of TravelAge West), iJET and others. A relationship with an on-the-ground tour operator or specialist is also paramount, especially if a client is interested in a destination that tends to stay below the tourist radar.

 

March, 2018

iJET International expands 24/7 risk management to APAC through Singapore base | Security Brief Asia
Published On 03/28/2018

iJet International has extended its 24/7 risk management coverage across the Asia Pacific region with a number of new security experts at its Singapore operations base. The regional integrated operations center (RIOC) in Singapore will now be home to real-time incident analysts, watch operations managers, and a senior intelligence manager. The company says the investment in its Singapore operations will boost its global capabilities too. Those capabilities include providing local and multinational organizations with risk management solutions including threat intelligence, innovative technology and response services, and other offerings.

Singapore expansion for iJET | International Travel & Health Insurance Journal
Published On 03/22/2018

Intelligence-driven risk management specialist iJET International (iJET) is to undertake a series of measures to expand its Asia-Pacific coverage. The company is expanding its regional integrated operations center in Singapore by hiring of a number of real-time incident analysts and watch operations managers, as well as a senior intelligence manager. 

iJet Report Shows Lag in Meetings and Events Risk Management | Corporate Event News
Published On 03/21/2018

A recent industry-wide survey from iJET International showed a lower-than-expected focus on preparedness around meetings and events. The resulting report reveals that most organizations and companies in this space are not meeting minimum standards of risk management protocols for attendees.

Focus on Security: Keeping Travelers Safe | Travel Weekly
Published On 03/21/2018

How do you keep a traveler safe? It's a simple question, but the answer is a complex mix of duty of care plans, intricately woven partnerships and advancing technology. It also varies a great deal between corporate and leisure agents. In the past few years, travel risk management has seen a distinct shift, according to Bruce McIndoe. Corporations have moved toward a concept that he calls "people risk management," a much broader endeavor of which travel risk management is but one component. 

 

Less Than Half of Companies Have Risk-Management Programs for Events, Survey Says | Special Events
Published On 03/20/2018

If your company has a risk management program in place for meetings and events, congratulations. You’re in the minority. According to a survey of 400 corporate planners and decision makers by GoldSpring Consulting and iJet, the meetings and events industry significantly lags behind the corporate travel sector in terms of risk management best practices.

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