by Michael J. Shapiro | September 01, 2010

In a report presented last week at the Association of Corporate Travel Executives' Asia-Pacific Education Conference in Singapore, it was revealed that nearly one-third of that region's attending members did not have security programs or a contingency plan in place for their travelers. While most of the companies without such programs do not send employees to high-risk areas, three-quarters of those who do say there isn't a need to provide additional health and safety training. Only 9 percent of the 161 survey respondents claimed to offer personal health and security training to travelers. The report, entitled "Managing the Risks of Global Workplace," includes recommendations and checklists for evaluating security and contingency plans.