Travel Risk Management Tips

The following tips are used with permission from The Guidry Group, a leading provider of security and risk management services. These tips are geared toward high profile individuals and families who face increased risk due to their wealth and status.

  1. Never show your passport unless required to.
  2. Keep all your travel tickets in a safe and secure place. Never have them exposed from your pocket or wallet/purse.
  3. Never have your name or company name on the placard at baggage claim for passenger pick up. Instead, have it display the name of the person who is picking you up, or use a code word on the placard that only you would know.
  4. Immediately take off your checked luggage tag from your luggage once you take your bag off of the conveyer belt. These tags, put on by the airline, identify you by name and where you came from, as well as personal information.
  5. Never take unlicensed cabs. Always take marked cabs or contact the hotel and have them send their vehicles.
  6. Never take a cab if it looks suspicious or out of place and never if other people are in it.
  7. If possible, write down the cab number or name of the driver if information displayed.
  8. Always have a color copy of your passport at home or in the office, as well as a copy in one of your bags. This will make passport replacement easier if it becomes lost.
  9. Keep your itinerary secret. Do not share with people you do not know or that you are working with.

This publication provides general information and/or recommendations that may apply to many different situations or operations. Any recommendations described in this publication are not intended to be specific to your unique situation or operation and are not intended to address all possible hazardous conditions or unsafe acts that may exist. Consult with your staff and specialists to determine how and whether the information in this publication might guide you in specific plans for your situation or operations. Additionally, this article does not substitute for legal advice, which should come from your own counsel.