Business Continuity Management in an international travel group

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Wolfgang Mahr

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Business Continuity Management in an international travel group: when holiday paradise turns into a disaster site. Business Continuity Management (BCM) protects organizations from the impacts of business disruptions. Threats may originate from various origins and may hit an organization without their fault. Effective protection is achieved by following established methodologies such as the BCI Good Practice Guidelines and/or international standards – providing a predetermined level of operation during a crisis. Within the tourism industry, much higher requirements prevail: on top of the classic requirement to protect the organization, it has the responsibility to care for the wellbeing of their travelling customers. The focus in on those travelers who already being on their journey. These requirements dictate that two intertwined projects need to be realized, significantly increasing the complexity of the BCM approach.

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The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. The BCI currently has over 8,000 members in more than 120 countries.