In our 2023 publication we consider the key trends, statistics, and developments that have shaped the travel security landscape in the 2022, and look ahead to the coming year to set out what we feel will be the most significant issues shaping these dynamics. With international travel returning to near pre-pandemic levels against the backdrop of some notable geopolitical developments, navigating the travel security landscape remains a challenge for individuals and businesses alike.


Geopolitical rivalries: Pawns caught in the middle

High profile cases of wrongful detention as well as the continued need for political evacuation from troubled parts of the world highlight the need for appropriate crisis management measures. Shifting geopolitical dynamics are likely to shape how these threats manifest in 2023.


From bad to worse? The organised crime landscape in 2023

Organised criminal groups have proved resourceful in adapting to changing conditions through the Covid-19 pandemic and the current cost-of-living challenges many of us are facing. In this article we present three key trends that will inform our understanding of the threats from organised crime in the coming year.


Kidnapping around the world: Emerging hotspots

New kidnapping hotspots have emerged alongside traditional high-risk destinations globally. We present our assessment of the drivers and manifestations of the kidnapping threat in South Africa, Lebanon, and the Philippines, and provide an outlook for how we think these threats are likely to evolve.


Maritime crime: On course for calmer waters in 2023

While reported maritime crime incidents have dropped notably over the past year, several threats to the shipping industry remain. In our global overview of the maritime crime landscape, we showcase some of the most significant trends and developments form the past year across key regions.