Keeping Travellers Safe

Keeping Travellers Safe

GBTA and GSA launch new travel risk management course ahead of ISO 31030 release


London, 1 July 2021: Global Secure Accreditation and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced a partnership to offer a new training course: Travel Risk Management Bootcamp: Understanding and implementing ISO31030.

This one-day virtual programme will help travel and procurement professionals explore travel risk management in the context of the upcoming ISO 31030 guidelines, giving them the tools and confidence to create or update a robust system within their organisation. The course, led by travel risk management experts Bob Quick, Sandy Moring and Dr.Gary Buck, will provide practical guidance to anyone involved in building and managing corporate travel programmes.

Traveller safety and security consistently top the list of travel management priorities, even more so as companies begin to return to business travel. As travel and procurement professionals prepare for this new risk management landscape, the travel risk management bootcamp will give them a head start in advance of ISO 31030’s release through interactive sessions with live speakers, audience participation, and breakout groups.

Participants will benefit from clear guidance, discussion, and a practical step-by-step workbook of templates which can form the blueprint for their own risk management programme. All participants will earn a GBTA Travel Risk Management certificate and credit towards their Global Travel Professional status.

There are three sessions to choose from initially, with more dates to be added.


September 29th  Europe 0900-1630 (BST)

October 20th     US 0900-1630 (EST)

December 1st     Europe 0900-1630 (BST)


“The upcoming release of ISO 31030 Travel Risk Management standard will establish clear guidelines for assessing risks related to travel and how to manage and benchmark those risks,” shared Global Secure Accreditation’s Bob Quick. “It will remove the guesswork and provide clarity in an area that’s never been more critical for companies and their travellers.”

“We’re excited to help our members proactively navigate this forthcoming ISO guidance through this new course,” said Catherine Logan, Regional VP – EMEA. “Travel risk management has always been of critical importance to our members and the GBTA Risk Committee will play a crucial role in the final content and deliverables of this course to ensure the needs of GBTA members are met.”

About Global Secure Accreditation

Global Secure Accreditation helps hotels and accommodation venues around the world clearly demonstrate the steps they have taken to ensure the safety of their guests through the world’s only independently verified, hotel security accreditation. Underpinned by our years of top-level security expertise, Global Secure Accreditation was created in partnership with SFJ Awards (SFJ), an awarding organisation that independently oversees and regulates the standards and assessment process to ensure the integrity of the accreditation process.

About GBTA

The GBTA is the world’s largest professional association representing the $1.4 trillion business travel industry. GBTA’s global membership includes 9,000-plus business travel professionals from every continent. Collectively, its members directly control more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually, and also represent every facet of the global travel industry marketplace.