Why Risk Management is More Important than Ever

Risk Management is key for returning to travel

Whilst risk management has always been an important factor for business travel, it has taken on an entirely new meaning since the start of the pandemic. Prior to 2020, risk management often centred around threats of conflict and terrorism, natural and environmental, crime and corruption, and political developments. Whilst these risk factors still hold importance today, especially given the current unrest in Ukraine, it is the health and medical risks along with travel safety and disruption that have taken centre-stage in a post-covid travel environment.

How Selective Travel Management Can Help:

Corporate Travel Policy

A lot has changed since the start of the pandemic and your Corporate Travel Policy must be updated to reflect these changes before your employees begin travelling again. Your Account Manager can help adapt your Corporate Travel Policy to include new factors such as the reason for travel, internal approval policies, refund policies, and other safety means.

With that in mind, you can expect the cost of travel to increase in the mid to long-term, especially when considering flexible tickets and price increases. Your Account Manager will be there to provide help and guidance on how you can keep travel costs to a minimum and ensure a safe and stress-free journey for your travellers.

Expert Knowledge

At Selective Travel Management, we have 50 years’ experience in the travel industry and have safely guided our clients through a number of crises throughout those years. Our team of travel experts are knowledgeable in matters of risk and are there to help you throughout your journey.

Your Dedicated Team can provide guidance on risk before booking your trip and can advise on whether the destination is safe to travel to, what health and safety measures are in place, current covid restrictions, travel requirements, and more.

In the case of emergency or disrupted travel, your Dedicated Team will be in touch to arrange alternative travel plans and guide you from A to B in a safe and stress-free manner.

Technology Platforms

At Selective Travel Management, we believe technology can be utilised to help manage the safety of our travellers. Through our Risk Management platform, we proactively monitor our client’s journeys and can manage disruption at any given time.

Our advanced Traveller Tracking platform is used to pinpoint our travellers’ locations anywhere in the world and can also be accessed by our clients via The Hub. 

At the booking stage, our Online Booking Tool incorporates the latest travel advice, hotel policies on cleanliness, covid measures that are in place, and more.

24/7 Availability

With our own in-house Out of Hours team, we provide 24/7 support to our clients 365 days a year. No matter where you are in the world or what time of day it is, you can always get in contact with a member of our team for help and support in the case of an emergency.

Travel Alerts

At Selective Travel Management, we make sure you are always in the loop with the latest travel updates and news. Stay up to date by signing up to our mailing list for email alerts and follow our Twitter account for regular updates.

For more information on risk, check out our Returning to Travel Guide.

If you would like to have your Business Travel Simplified, then speak with a member of our team on (028) 9038 9007 or email