Travel Security Handbook

Travel Security Handbook

von Sven Leidel

328 Seiten
2016 Books on Demand
ISBN 978-3-7392-9967-9

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This book provides clarity. The author deals with all major issues around travel security on business and leisure trips in a professionally sound and practical way: What is travel security? What do companies and employers need to be aware of? What risks are business and leisure travelers exposed to? How can they protect themselves? Global Travel Security? A European Perspective and Approach. Using different case examples and practically-oriented recommendations, this book conveys fundamental aspects of professional corporate security organization and creates a solid foundation for security-conscious behavior when traveling - not only in high-risk countries. That's why this guide is suitable for both aspiring security decision-makers and for security-conscious travelers. It should be part of every business and leisure traveler's standard repertoire. Recommendations and best practice from practitioners - for the day-to-day business! Maintain a Low Profile and be a Hard Target!

3 Corporate Travel Security

Anyone traveling on business is not solely responsible for his or her own safety. For business trips, as opposed to private travel, the employer also carries a great share of the responsibility. This is why every company should carefully deal with the topic of travel security in order to meet the necessary requirements. However, one look at the corporate landscape quickly shows that the reality is often different.


Travel Security is the sum of all measures taken to ensure the security of a private or business trip.

While travel security is anchored in the management structure of most large companies, it is small and medium-sized businesses in particular that are only poorly positioned when it comes to the security of traveling employees. Often one will even encounter lack of understanding when the demand for solid security structures is voiced. You will hear talk of unnecessary investment and economic nonsense. "We've never needed that before - what could happen?" Naturally, business aspects must be taken into consideration when implementing security structures. However, safety officers have a hard time when it comes to demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of a measure and defending its benefits. Because security is difficult to measure. It doesn't earn a profit - its primary purpose is to prevent damage. Especially small businesses with a relatively low volume of travel quickly prove to be resistant to advice and can hardly be convinced of the urgency of security measures.

The consequence: Many business travelers feel inadequately prepared by their employers and always set off on their trips with an uneasy feeling. That feeling of unease is not unfounded, because business trips are becoming more and more dangerous and risk is increasing steadily. Recent cases bear witness to the consequences that lapses in security can have - for both the travelers and the responsible company. Only very few people are aware of how complex the issue of travel security actually is. However, a holistic understanding of the issue is fundamental to the ability to take into account all aspects of travel security and to understand the function and operation of this department within a company.
3.1 What is Travel Security?

Travel security has many facets. Different terms must be differentiated. Further on, concrete definitions of these terms will be presented. However, what's fundamental is the general definition of a business trip.


A business trip (or business travel) refers to occupational travel outside of an employee's regular workplace.

In this guide, we will usually be referring to (business) travelers per se. This includes business travelers specifically as well as employees posted abroad in general.

The measures taken in the context of travel security are numerous and difficult to comprehend at first glance. Ideally, they can be divided into three stages or phases:

Before the Trip:
There are two measures to be taken before a business trip: Organizational planning of the trip and employee preparation. Appropriate travel arrangements increase security throughout the trip and enable adequate company actions and reactions as needed or in a crisis. Employees who travel should have their awareness sharpened in order to specifically avoid dangerous situations. This is achieved by giving them comprehensive information about the dangers and risks of the upcoming trip.

During the Trip:
In this phase, the primary focus is on operational measures which can have a positive influence on the course of the trip. Security measures such as the appropriate choice of accommodation and means of transport or the use of personal protecti

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