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Two In Three Travel Programs Impacted By Data Breaches
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May 7, 2019 via Hotel Management

A sad reality is that any data point a consumer shares with a company in all likelihood eventually will be hacked, lost, leaked, stolen or sold—and it seems that this is happening with travel companies more than ever.

Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say their travelers have been affected by a payment-related data breach from an outside vendor such as a hotel, airline or retailer in the past year, according to new research from the Global Business Travel Association in partnership with AirPlus International.

The survey of 144 U.S. travel buyers also revealed that they believe the risk of fraud is growing, with two-thirds (68 percent) saying travel programs face a greater threat today than they did two or three years ago.

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Security Around the Clock: Hotel Safety for the Mobile Workforce
April 8, 2019 via Security Magazine

Mitigating accommodation-related risks may mean dedicating time to extensive research. When researching hotels, business travelers and those managing travel accommodations for an organization's mobile workforce may want to consider staying at establishments with surveillance in the lobby and around the grounds. In addition, selecting a hotel with security guards on the hotel grounds, well-controlled access to the main entrance of the hotel, and multilingual staff are paramount security measures to consider when researching the appropriate hotel for the business traveler.
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