Travel security advice demand increases

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International SOS and Control Risks have found that over the past 10 years, the demand for travel security advice has increased by 800 per cent.

The companies are celebrating 10 years of their alliance and have examined the growth of their business over their time working together. They have said that even in the last two years, the demand for security advice has increased by 30 per cent. International SOS and Control Risk’s partnership has seen them support members with over 5.3 million pre-travel advisories.

“Globalisation and an increasing emphasis on Duty of Care has brought the necessity of robust security risk management programmes to the forefront of the corporate agenda, and business leaders have become increasingly aware that this is an essential aspect of business resilience,” David Johnson, CEO of Security Services at International SOS, asserted. He added that the alliance’s focus on technology, including the TravelTracker tool, has helped both companies to provide both security and medical response assistance to travellers.

Speaking of the 10-year partnership, Richard Fenning, CEO of Control Risks, said: “I am delighted that through our alliance with International SOS we have transformed the service we deliver to our clients. Bringing together the capabilities of our two organisations has given international corporations the bedrock they need to ensure that their global workforce receives the medical, security and emergency assistance they need to be successful wherever they operate.”