Gary Pearce, senior vice president of CWT Energy, Resources and Marine recently spoke with the New York Times about the specialized support that CWT provides for travelers going to risky areas for an article under the headline Taking Account of Risk.
New employees, including those who are just out of school, particularly need to be briefed on the country to which they are traveling, Mr. Pearce said.
Flight cancellations and delays can be the biggest issue in some markets, where a traveler could be stuck for at least an extra day, he said. During the political upheaval in the Middle East in recent years, business travelers had to be evacuated from Egypt and Libya. “Every one of these companies had contingency planning, security planning,” Mr. Pearce said. “No. 1 is the safety and security of their people.”