27 Sep Why you need to re-evaluate your hotel programme
Although ISO31030 is still only considered guidance or benchmark, more businesses than ever are taking heed of guidance laid out in the global travel risk management standard.
Travel risk revolution
The standard covers areas like pre-planning and risk assessment of destinations and travel arrangements, security and information security precautions, challenges to travel logistics, emergency response and more.
A vital piece of the puzzle is having safe and secure accommodation, which is why we provide on-site and virtual assessments to get hotels and serviced apartments up to scratch.
After undertaking a rigorous risk-based assessment from one of our experts, successful accommodation providers earn accreditation – the ultimate seal of approval for corporations in search of quality accommodation for their employees.
Helping the big hitters
Don’t believe us? Well, we have been working with four global organisations operating in the insurance, banking and consulting space on their 2024 global accommodation programmes. This sees corporations encourage hotels and apartments to undertake safety and security assessments with GSA to remain on their list of preferred suppliers.
Included in the four is one of the world’s largest banking and financial institutions. The organisation has hundreds of thousands of employees scattered across the world, many of whom travel regularly for business, so ensuring they have safe accommodation is paramount. That is why we have been working with them closely to refine their list of preferred accommodation providers to those that demonstrate the highest level of security credentials.
“Having hotels on our program that are GSA-accredited is important to us as it ensures our commitment to duty of care for our employees as well as giving them an added sense of security,” explained a spokesperson at the organisation.
In the wake of the pandemic and ongoing political conflicts, safety and security has never been more important. Companies need to show they are doing everything in their power to take care of their workforce, while accommodation providers need to show they take safety and security seriously.
So, if you are an organisation looking to re-evaluate your accommodation programme, or an accommodation provider wishing to get on to more preferred supplier lists, please get in touch at [email protected].