WTOP's "Inside the SCIF" features reports, headline news, and breaking intelligence. WorldAware was featured in the seventh edition of this piece, reporting on the popular uprising in Sudan.
Loss Prevention Magazine released an article that as retailers expand operations and aspirations abroad, more risk will come. The article says, "It’s the uniform view among global risk analysts that the world is becoming more uncertain, more dangerous."
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'."
A survey conducted by the Global Business Travel Association was the focus of this piece about how few companies create risk assessments ahead of meetings. Theresa Thomas, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at WorldAware, said, “Successful risk management for meetings and events requires organizations to clearly assign risk management responsibilities to an individual or team of individuals, and that responsibility must be comprehensive.
Norwegian has decided to "send Boeing the bill" for costs related to the UK’s ban on flying the MAX series aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash. The following was an excerpt from this Buying Business Travel article.
This Forbes article cites the On-Air episode regarding the Boeing 737 MAX disruptions around the globe and the recommendation to avoid flying on the aircraft.
Skift wrote that the list of countries banning the Boeing 737 MAX is growing. Below is a snippet from the article.
"Max Leitschuh, a senior transport analyst at WorldAware, noted that many clients are concerned about the aircraft, 'both from a safety perspective and a travel disruption perspective.'
"Leading travel risk management firm WorldAware is recommending that people avoid Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft for the time being. Civilian aviation authorities in the United Kingdom, European Union, and elsewhere ordered airlines not to fly the planes in their airspaces after Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines Crash."
The Telegraph reported that the Civil Aviation Authority has banned the 737 MAX Boeing aircraft model from UK airspace. The following was a quote from WorldAware on the inside scoop of the situation.
"Max Leitschuh, senior transportation analyst at risk management firm WorldAware, said that though some airlines are treating the 737 MAX as 'guilty until proven innocent...investigators should be able to draw some preliminary conclusions within a week, although the final report will take much longer.'"
This article originally appeared in The New York Times. An excerpt is as follows.
"Travel companies were hit by one data breach after another last year — firms including Marriott, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and the travel booking site Orbitz.