Travel Risk Management & Specialist Risk Consulting
Tweaking your middle market company to survive the crisis
July 31, 2020
Remember, it’s not all doom and gloom. This pandemic has also presented some companies with opportunities ...
How I Escaped From Europe Without An Emergency Evacuation Plan
May 25, 2020
No one thinks about an emergency evacuation plan when they book a vacation ...
Is Work from Home the New Normal?
May 19, 2020
How COVID-19 is Changing the Very Nature of Work ...
Pandemic Business Continuity Services
April 28, 2020
Ensuring the health and safety of employees, their families, customers, and communities ...
Travel Advisory: Coronavirus
March 17, 2020
FocusPoint International is actively engaged in addressing the on-going, evolving...
Global collaboration creates safety in the unexpected
November 27, 2019
Crisis Cover and FocusPoint International have joined forces to launch a new geolocation tracking, travel security and evacuation membership that offers travellers safety in the unexpected ...
Avoid Travel Mistakes the Smartest Travelers Make
November 8, 2019
Even the most prepared travelers make some foolish mistakes ...
Gambling with the High Stakes of Travel Insurance
November 6, 2019
Are you heading to Sin City? As expected, your wallet might take a big hit, but not just from the slot machines and blackjack tables ...
Seeking Repatriation as a Stranded Tourist?
September 27, 2019
With the recent Thomas Cook collapse, an estimated 600,000 travelers were left stranded at their destination ...
Travel Assistance Plans for Children Who Study Abroad
September 14, 2019
Study Abroad Comes with Plenty of Risks, Ensure the Safety of Your Children ...
Are Air Ambulances Covered by OHIP?
September 13, 2019
Find Answers to Trending Questions, including if Air Ambulance Services are Covered by OHIP? ...
Does Medicare Cover the Cost of an Air Ambulance?
September 13, 2019
Understand Your Medicare Coverage and Don’t Get Caught with a Massive Air Ambulance Bill ...
FocusPoint International Appoints Industry Veteran Mark Linton to the Role of Senior Consultant
August 13, 2019
FocusPoint International (FocusPoint) is proud to announce the appointment of travel and insurance industry veteran Mark Linton to the role of Senior Consultant ...
When a Political Threat Evacuation Trigger is Substantiated by Those Manifesting Discord
August 9, 2019
For the past nine weeks, discontent and disillusionment have been brewing in Hong Kong (HK)...
Stop the Bleeding
August 6, 2019
The mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio brought us images of unimaginable carnage...
Travel Advisory: US tourists traveling to the Dominican Republic
June 24, 2019
he recent and unfortunate events that have affected US tourists in the Dominican Republican should give pause to ...
Travel Advisory: Violent Crime/Assault with a Deadly Weapon
June 24, 2019
TRAVEL CRISIS: While visiting family in his home country of the Dominican Republic, former MLB athlete David Ortiz ...
Ten Important Safety Tips for Travelers
June 10, 2019
Travel can be exhilarating but doesn’t come without its set of challenges and risks. When you're venturing ...
What Some Travel Insurance Policies Do Not Cover
May 21, 2019
Exclusions and Conditions Could Result in Travel Insurance Benefits Not Being Paid Out ...
Travel Tips for Luxury and Budget Travel
May 16, 2019
Make the Most of These Tips During Your Next Budget Travel Adventure or Luxury Vacation ...
What should a ‘best in class' duty of care program include?
May 12, 2019
There are several key components to a best in class duty of care program ...
10 Best Practices for Developing a Corporate Duty of Care Policy
May 11, 2019
1. Policy requires employees to book travel through approved provider...
2016 Summer Olympics
May 11, 2019
Is your company an Olympic Sponsor or do you have employees who are planning on traveling to Rio de ...
3 Tips to Stay Safe During Holiday Travel
May 11, 2019
Planes, trains, or automobiles; no matter which method of travel you or your loved ones will utilize, it is ...
4 Safety and Security Tips for Festival Season
May 11, 2019
The notorious rowdy Glastonbury music festival took place last week. Some of the world’s biggest artists ...
5 Key Benefits of GPS Tracking for Travel
May 11, 2019
1. GPS personal travel tracking provides the location of travelers and assets from the time of departure to ...
5 Trends That Have Experts on the Lookout for the Next Global Pandemic
May 11, 2019
In 2016, 8.5% of the global population was 65 or older. This age group is forecasted to account for nearly 17% (1.6 billion) in ...
6 Essential Things You Need to Do Before You Travel
May 11, 2019
When it comes to planning a holiday, most people aim to tick off the essentials – tickets, accommodation ...
7 Female Travel Trends This Year
May 11, 2019
2016 has well and truly seen the rise of the wander woman. Over the past few years women have ...
AFIMAC launches TripSecure™, powered by FocusPoint International to enhance traveler safety
May 11, 2019
Through a partnership with FocusPoint International, AFIMAC Global is the first security company to embed ...
Active Shooters and Workplace Violence
May 11, 2019
Whenever I provide workplace violence or active shooter training, I usually begin the presentation by talking ...
An Unsafe World
May 11, 2019
Global media is full of stories regarding imminent threats almost daily. Europe once considered a ‘safe’ ...
Being Insta-Safe in an Insta-Famous World – Best Social Media Practices for Female Travelers
May 11, 2019
Earlier this month, while attending the GBTA 2017 Convention in Boston, MA, I posted an Instagram story ...
Bleisure Travel for the Millennial's Soul
May 11, 2019
Last July, I attended the GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) convention in Denver, Colorado on behalf ...
CAP™, exclusively by FocusPoint International, becomes the first travel assistance membership to include fully-funded pandemic response
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International, the company behind the leading travel assistance membership CAP™ ...
Canada One Travel Launches CAP™, Exclusively by FocusPoint International, to Enhance Safety and Security for Travelers
May 11, 2019
In response to the growing global demand for travel risk management services, Canada One Travel ...
Cigna Global Health Benefits Launches Crisis Assistance Plus - a Solution for Globally Mobile Customers in an Unpredictable World
May 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, Del., 23 May, 2017 - Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), through its globally mobile business ...
Cigna Global Health Benefits Launches Crisis Assistance Plus – A Solution for Globally Mobile Customers in an Unpredictable World
May 11, 2019
WILMINGTON, Del., 23 May, 2017 – Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), through its globally mobile business ...
Civil Unrest in Haiti: Outlook AFTER the Protests of JULY 6-8
May 11, 2019
While calm has now returned to Haiti after the government’s reversal of a sharp hike in fuel prices that ...
Communication, Communication, Communication
May 11, 2019
One of the joys of working for a company that is experiencing tremendous growth is being a part of that ...
Corporate Traveller has partnered with FocusPoint International to offer the all-encompassing CAP™
May 11, 2019
Corporate Traveller has partnered with FocusPoint International to offer the all-encompassing ...
Cough, Cough... the Other Travel Risk
May 11, 2019
We all understand there are risks when we travel ...
Countering Extremist Attackers
May 11, 2019
The recent vile murders at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue brought back a flood of emotions for me ...
Courageous Leadership
May 11, 2019
I deal with supervisors, mid-level personnel and executives from small and large businesses throughout the ...
Crisis Response Planning for the 2016 Summer Olympics
May 11, 2019
Whether your company is a corporate sponsor for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro or you have ...
Deem Partners with FocusPoint International to Provide Travel Assistance Inside Deem’s Work Fource Platform
May 11, 2019
San Francisco, California, Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Deem, a leading mobile and cloud ...
Does your child know the next School Shooter?
May 11, 2019
While provocative, this question needs to be discussed. It needs to be asked. It needs to be considered by ...
Enhancing Traditional Security Operations with Technology
May 11, 2019
I recently managed a complex event security operation for one of our corporate clients in a large U.S. ...
Executive Protection for the C-Suite
May 11, 2019
Whether you are a well-known Silicon Valley giant or a mid-sized company conducting business globally, ...
Executive Protection – Into the Next Decade
May 11, 2019
Most people today still envision personal protection agents as large, imposing figures in black suits, wearing ...
Facing Security Threats in 2016
May 11, 2019
Not long after the September 11th attacks on U.S. soil, our President delivered his strategy to Congress that ...
Family Office Networks Announces Strategic Relationship with FocusPoint International
May 11, 2019
PLANTATION, FL – November 27, 2018 – Family Office Networks announced today that it has entered ...
FocusPoint CEO quoted in Vice article discussing concert security in wake of Vegas
May 11, 2019
The historic mass shooting is set to inspire drastic new safety measures at future concerts and festivals ...
FocusPoint International announces a new channel distribution opportunity for the global transportation industry, with the launch of TripSecure™
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International, the creator of CAP™ Crisis Assistance Plus, is proud to announce ...
FocusPoint International announces partnership with Plus Travel Group
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International is proud to announce their new CAP™ reseller relationship with Plus Travel Group ...
FocusPoint International expands Crisis Management practice through a strategic partnership with Texas A&M University
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International, a global risk consultancy that specializes in the full provision of organizational ...
FocusPoint International partners with Air Canada to offer the airline's corporate customers Duty of Care Solutions
May 11, 2019
PLANTATION, FL, June 28, 2018 /CNW/ - Global risk consultancy FocusPoint International ...
FocusPoint International s'associe à Air Canada pour offrir aux entreprises clients de la société aérienne des solutions de devoir de diligence
May 11, 2019
PLANTATION, FL, le 28 juin 2018 /CNW/ - FocusPoint International, une entreprise mondiale d'experts-conseils ...
FocusPoint Intl CEO Greg Pearson interviewed at GBTA 2017 Convention
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International’s CEO Greg Pearson was interviewed at GBTA 2017 Convention in Boston as a part ...
FocusPoint Joins the Brokerslink Network
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International, is a global risk consultancy that specializes in the provision of organizational ...
FocusPoint's Stephen Anderson appointed to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Canadian Advisory Board
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International is proud to announce the appointment of Senior Vice President, Stephen Anderson ...
FocusPoint's message for travelers impacted by the Haiti Travel Advisory
May 11, 2019
Are you or a loved one stranded in Haiti? Here’s what FocusPoint International wants you to know: ...
Giving a Travel Risk Membership as a Gift this Christmas
May 11, 2019
My grandparents used to give me warm pajamas every Christmas. It happened like clockwork. For my birthday ...
Global Travel Insurance Provider Cover-More to Offer Crisis Assistance Plus to Leisure and Business Travellers
May 11, 2019
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cover-More, a global specialist travel insurance and emergency ...
Has Your Family Office Had a Personal Security Assessment?
May 11, 2019
Family offices are increasingly turning to FocusPoint International (FocusPoint) to reduce their ...
Has Your Family Office Had a Personal Security Assessment?
May 11, 2019
Family offices are increasingly turning to FocusPoint International (FocusPoint) to reduce their exposure and ...
Hickory Global Partners Names FocusPoint International As New Strategic Partner
May 11, 2019
Hickory Global Partners, a leading travel management services company, providing innovative ...
How to Travel Safe in the Age of Terrorism
May 11, 2019
This year has been a frightening year for those who travel – terrorism appears to be on the rise ...
Hurricane Harvey: 7 Ways We Can Immediately Help
May 11, 2019
1. We provide: Hurricane Assistance Hotline for Employees ...
I Saw the Sign…and Went Anyway
May 11, 2019
My brother recently went on a trip to Whistler for Spring Break with some of his classmates. He, like I, is ...
I'll Be Home (Safe) for the Holidays
May 11, 2019
Everyone knows how it goes, “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature ...
It is Not Just About Terrorism
May 11, 2019
With the recent incidents in London and Moscow, it seems that almost weekly we are seeing a terrorist act ...
Keeping Our Staff Safe Through Irma
May 11, 2019
Although our staff already know that we assist clients during natural disasters, we shared this infographic ...
Keeping Travelers Safe – Social Media Best Practices
May 11, 2019
If you travel to danger hot-spots, be advised against being to forthcoming when sharing your experiences ...
Major Event Security
May 11, 2019
With the release of the new movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, I was reflecting on the fact that ...
Maritime Security
May 11, 2019
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MedTravel Medical Professional Liability Insurance Product Launched
May 11, 2019
Dale Underwriting Partners have launched a new insurance product to cater to the growing number of ...
Mexico Drug Trade Organizations
May 11, 2019
By 2016, we saw Mexico’s large drug trade organizations (DTOs) splinter due to the arrest and deaths of ...
Mexico Gas Shortages – Challenges for Cargo Transportation
May 11, 2019
As we ended the Christmas holidays and entered into 2017, protesters blocked roads surrounding the ...
Mickey Winston's advice on Rio 2016 in Safe Travels Magazine ‘Expert Advice: Is It Safe To Go To The Olympics?'
May 11, 2019
In my opinion, you can travel to pretty much anywhere, depending on your appetite for risk and willingness ...
My Biggest Mistakes While Traveling The World
May 11, 2019
I’ve been quite lucky that in over 10 years of extensive travel I have never once been mugged, held up, ...
National Disaster Risk Assessment for Puerto Rico
May 11, 2019
As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria approaches, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover. A ...
New Business Travel Trends – How do They Affect TRM Programs?
May 11, 2019
Recently I’ve heard some people talking about the risks posed by new travel technology and ‘shared ...
OHIP to Be Stretched Thin with Proposed Cuts to Travel Insurance
May 11, 2019
Cuts Highlight the Importance of Medical and Security Travel Assistance Plans ...
Off the Grid Travel: No Phones, No Social Media, No Safety?
May 11, 2019
Last month, Times Square in New York City surpassed the Eiffel Tower as the most Instagrammed tourist ...
Partnering Law Enforcement and Private Security
May 11, 2019
While I was serving in California law enforcement, community policing was being implemented into ...
Passport Safety Tips While Traveling
May 11, 2019
Having a passport is a wonderful thing. With it, you have access to thousands of incredible destinations ...
Percy Hunt Travel Group Inc. partners with FocusPoint International to offer travelers the fully-funded travel assistance membership CAP™
May 11, 2019
To enhance the safety and security of travelers, Percy Hunt Travel Group’s 24 Marlin Travel branches ...
Peter Martin of FocusPoint International quoted in Sun Sentinel article ‘Fort Lauderdale airport shooting reveals security flaws’
May 11, 2019
Until he turned his gun on tourists, Esteban Santiago hadn’t broken any laws flying to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood ...
Politics & Travel – Are You At Risk?
May 11, 2019
Tube or taxi? It’s not raining – so why don’t we just walk? ...
Proactive vs. Reactive Corporate Security
May 11, 2019
During a recent client meeting, the CEO of a medical devices company informed me that he and two other ...
Risk Alert: High – South America / Venezuela
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint International has been reporting on events in Venezuela for our CAP™ members for some time ...
Safety and Security for College Overseas Study
May 11, 2019
Many colleges and universities offer exceptional programs for students to travel, live and study abroad. ...
Shelter in Place – What Does That Mean?
May 11, 2019
The global events that have occurred over the past two years make it abundantly clear, to anyone paying ...
Should I Go or Not?
May 11, 2019
The statistics have shown that there is an increase in terrorist incidents, natural disasters, kidnappings and ...
Situational Awareness
May 11, 2019
I’ve been reading an interesting book lately, titled Left of Bang written by Patrick Van Horne. The author was ...
Spring Breakers Beware
May 11, 2019
The dog days of winter are here in full force. As I type this, the wind chill temperature is nearing -16C, the ...
Staying Connected in Crisis
May 11, 2019
I am pretty sure that organizations are now re-thinking their Crisis Response Plans following the epic events ...
Summer Travel – Students & Volunteers
May 11, 2019
With summer fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about the number of students who will be traveling ...
Summertime and Travel
May 11, 2019
As the summer season rapidly approaches, I think about all the people planning trips overseas. Families ...
Supplying the Basic Necessities During Haiti's Political Turmoil
May 11, 2019
FocusPoint: Solving the Most Complex Logistical Supply Challenges ...
Surviving a Ballistic Missile Attack
May 11, 2019
Hawaii; it has always been my ‘happy place’. I try to visit Hawaii at least once a year to decompress. It has ...
Taken For A Ride: M.D. Injured In ATV Crash Gets $56,603 Bill For Air Ambulance Trip
May 11, 2019
It was the first — and only — time Dr. Naveed Khan, a 35-year-old radiologist, ever rode in an all-terrain vehicle ...
Technology Trends – What It Means for Private Security
May 11, 2019
Having worked in the protection and security industry for over 40 years, I am beginning to see an ...
Terrorism Strikes Again – The US and UK Ban Electronic Devices Larger Than a Cell Phone
May 11, 2019
Out of an abundance of caution, the US and UK have introduced new aviation security enhancements for ...
The Breaker High Phenomenon: Experience Studying Abroad, Not a Crisis
May 11, 2019
I like to think you would be hard-pressed to find a North American millennial who did not race home ...
The Cost of Executive Security – What's the Big Deal
May 11, 2019
I’ve seen several articles lately about the costs associated with providing security for senior executives or ...
The Experienced Traveler
May 11, 2019
When speaking about travel security and travel risk management, invariably some folks are quick to say, ‘I ...
The First Line of Defense for Workplace Violence
May 11, 2019
Unfortunately, workplace violence is a complex and widespread issue that continues to be a growing topic ...
Three Things to Consider When Travelling to a Country with Heightened Security Levels
May 11, 2019
Since the events of September 11, 2001, the way we travel for business and leisure has forever changed. ...
Tips for 1st Time International Travel Volunteers: Things Every Volunteer Needs to Know Before They Go
May 11, 2019
When you’re planning your first trip abroad as an international volunteer, there are many considerations to ...
Top 5 Countries Where Kidnapping for Ransom Take Place
May 11, 2019
When Stephen Paddock turned the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas into the deadliest shooting in ...
Top 5 Things That Should be Considered for Executives Who Travel
May 11, 2019
1. Executives need to avoid the “it will never happen to me” mindset that promotes complacency ...
Tracking and Response Solutions for the Casual Traveler
May 11, 2019
Have you thought about how you will react when your 19-year-old daughter informs you that she wants to ...
Travel Friction
May 11, 2019
This morning I headed off to the airport for my domestic flight to Texas. When I got to the airport, I pulled ...
Travel Risk Management
May 11, 2019
In the past few years, I’ve had to learn a lot of new terms and acronyms such as TMC, FBT, PNR, Duty of ...
Travel Risk Management: Sick and Abroad
May 11, 2019
Travelling is a way of life for me. I developed the travelling ‘bug’ when I was touring the country with my ...
Travel Safety Tips for the LGBT Community
May 11, 2019
The travel market for the LGBT community is growing exponentially. With ample disposable income, this ...
Travel Security and Situational Awareness
May 11, 2019
A close friend of mine recently told me he was traveling to the Middle East in the next few weeks and asked ...
Travel Security for Female Travelers
May 11, 2019
To learn more about travel safety specific to female travelers please watch the ...
Traveling in the Age of Fear: Keep Your Wits About You!
May 11, 2019
A few weeks ago, just following the terrorist attack at the Berlin Christmas Market, I planned a trip to ...
UNIGLOBE Travel launches CAP™ to enhance safety and security for travelers
May 11, 2019
Two companies, each with a sprawling global footprint, are now offering unprecedented ...
What is an expat?
May 11, 2019
An expat, short for expatriate, refers to a person who lives outside their native country. There are generally 5 ...
What's on Your Nightstand?
May 11, 2019
Everybody travels differently. Some of us like to make sure we have the aisle seat on a plane, some of us like ...
Where Are Your Travelers?
May 11, 2019
Soon after the recent bombing incidents in NYC and NJ, I received calls from relatives and friends to ask if ...
Why Duty of Care Matters
May 11, 2019
With business travel increasing and the way the world is trending, any organization that has people ...
Why is duty of care is garnering so much attention?
May 11, 2019
Duty of care is acquiring so much more attention from today’s travel professionals for three main reasons: ...
YPO Protects Members with CAP™ Travel Assistance Memberships
May 11, 2019
As of 1 July 2017, YPO has enrolled all members into the Crisis Assistance Plus (CAP™) travel assistance ...