Collinson Group has launched a tool to help buyers better manage their duty of care towards their travellers.
The travel services provider said 360 Assistance is a fully integrated medical and security advice and emergency response service for international business travellers.
Central to the offering is a Chip & PIN enabled membership card which can be remote-loaded with emergency cash or with day-to-day travel expenses to provide "peace of mind" for staff who may need funds urgently.
The Collinson Group said the tool is also a cost-effective alternative to corporate credit cards as the employer controls the allocation of funds and all costs can be tracked for the purpose of expense management.
360 Assistance cardholders have direct access to a range of services addressing medical and security risks including globally indemnified evacuation, repatriation and emergency response, alongside additional travel enhancement services and benefits.
The service features a helpline available all year round, where travellers can obtain advice from qualified medical staff or security experts.
David Evans, Managing Director, insurance and assistance at Collinson Group, said: “Business travel has always carried inherent risks; from falling ill in an unfamiliar location to being caught up in civil unrest.
“As staff travel to more diverse and far-flung destinations these risks are becoming increasingly complex and unpredictable – so the need for employers to deliver appropriate support is greater than ever.”