Each week, Christopherson provides clients with the latest developments and important information about how COVID-19 is impacting travel. This post was last updated on May 26, 2020.
Now’s the Time to Assess Your Risk Management
As 2020 illustrates, business travelers face unforeseen risks when they take their jobs on the road. In just a few months, they have been impacted by the worldwide coronavirus, Australian bushfires, Mississippi’s tornadoes and storms, floods and mudslides in Brazil, tsunami warnings in Russia, earthquakes in Croatia and Albania, and the list goes on.
To provide your road warriors with adequate safety and security in this environment, you need to up your duty of care and travel risk management game. This new blog post details how organizations and their travelers benefit from a strong, documented duty of care program. It also provides a free kit to assess your risk management plans and protocols.
TSA Traveler Throughput Highest Since March
Last week, TSA reported the highest number of travelers to go through TSA checkpoints since March. See the numbers here.
Managing Unused Tickets
We know you’re likely amassing quite a haul of unused airline ticket credits. Rest assured we’re keeping track of all of them for you. We are continually updating AirBank, our tool for managing and ensuring the reuse of those credits, with every new airline waiver policy so nothing gets lost. When your travelers begin traveling again, AirBank is fully integrated with both online and full-service advisor bookings. We’ll be sure to help you use, not lose, those funds.
COVID-19 Travel Vendor Health & Safety Guide
We released the latest version of our Travel Vendor Health & Safety Guide today. It can always be found here. This in-depth resource provides relevant information about travel vendors’ newly-adopted health and safety standards to help you keep your travelers safe.
Need a Good News Break?
We know the onslaught of pandemic news can can feel like drinking from a firehose, so here are a few fun stories our team found enjoyable this week:
- Check out this cover of “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” recorded over Zoom using only kitchen appliances, utensils, and voices (complete with microwave buttons in key!).
- Five baby storks hatched in England for the first time in 600 years. Here’s the remarkable story (and a video!).
- Watch ‘glowing’ dolphins light up the ocean.
- Two dogs from the same litter were separated as puppies but were randomly reunited recently and their reactions were the sweetest.
The information here is up-to-date as of May 26, 2020 and is provided for general information purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice. Christopherson does not provide recommendations on the prudence of travel to an affected location. We do seek to provide pertinent information, allowing organizations and travelers to make informed decisions regarding travel.