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MICEBTN - january - March 2018 • Page 41 From a minor medical condition to support during social unrest, it’s much less costly in human impact, time efficiency and hard cost terms to have appropriate sup- port in place. Travel risk mitigation programs focus on prevention, risk mitigation and risk avoidance while helping to prepare people before they travel and assisting managers to make better decisions about managing risk before anything happens. In fact , some 80 per cent of Assistance Centre calls are about pre-travel advice and education, while 15 per cent require outpa- tient visits four per cent require inpatient visits and fewer than one per cent involve evacuations and repatriations. The most prevalent medical is- sues faced by mobile workers vary based on their industry: Corporate sector * 38 per cent of all evacuations are due to cardiovascular diseases. * 20 per cent of in-patient medi- cal centre visits are due to gastro- intestinal issues. * 13 per cent of out-patient visits are due to gastrointestinal issues. Education sector * 65 per cent of all evacuations are due to injuries. * 44 per cent of in-patient medi- cal centre visits are due to injuries. * 17 per cent of out-patient visits are due to gastrointestinal issues. other stats * 44 per cent of all evacuations are due to injuries. * 9 per cent of in-patient medical centres visits are due to muscle, bone, and joint diseases. * 17 per cent of out-patient visits are due to gastrointestinal issues. Annually, International SOS tracks more than three million international business travellers and takes over four million calls for assistance, providing health and se- curity support to nearly 1.5 million individuals around the world. Exclusive clubs named in new report - but there’s no guarantee of entry Mutis - Barcelona, Spain A RECENT report by VegasSlots. co.uk has named some of the world’s most exclusive bars and members’ clubs, illustrating what travellers need to ‘paint the town red’ like the rich and famous. - 5 Hertford Street - London, UK - So secret that even the membership cost isn’t revealed to the applicant, this West London spot is frequented by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney. - Metropolitan Club - New York, USA - Opened by the famous bank- er JP Morgan, the membership costs a cool US$5,000 per year. Adhering to the formal dress code would see you drinking with the likes of Sofia Coppola. - Berghain/Panorama Bar - Berlin, Germany - Regardless of status, Berghain is infamous for its firm door policy. The no-nonsense German club has supposedly re- jected Britney Spears and TV host Conan O’Brien. - Mutis - Barcelona, Spain - This invitation-only bar has hosted Hollywood royalty such as Rob- ert DeNiro. The attraction for the ‘Raging Bull’ star could well be Mutis’ status as the ‘best cocktail bar in Europe’ from Drinks inter- national magazine. - KEEClub -HongKong -Argu- ably the most elite spot in South- East Asia, KEE is a salon-style haunt for A-listers like Michael Jordan and Bill Clinton. A lifetime membership to the bar is priced at HK$50,000. - Silencio - Paris, France - Glitz and glamour are quintessential features of the French capital’s nightlife, and Silencio sits at the pinnacle. Director David Lynch owns the bar styled on his 2001 film Mulholland Drive, and it’s a favourite of rapper Kanye West . Please note: On top of high priced memberships, many of the bars require applications, secret passwords and extremely formal attire. To explore 10 more lavish locations from places like Sin- gapore, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, click here.