Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Tips for Nervous Fliers

Sleeping on plane

We’ve all heard the facts: statistically speaking, flying is far safer than driving. Not only are airplanes continuously getting safer, but everyday activities from walking to driving are still considerably more dangerous than flying. In fact, according to the New York Times, a traveler could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be safe!  Rationally…

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10 Simple Steps to Greener Business Travel

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You’re probably already aware that Americans consume a disproportionate amount of the world’s resources. In fact, The United States has the largest per capita carbon emissions in the world with each person’s carbon footprint weighing in at a whopping 17.6 tons. Some additional perspective: as an American, you’re consuming as much energy as 31 of…

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Business Etiquette around the World: India

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India, the world’s second most-populated nation after China, is projected to have one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In fact, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts India to nearly draw level with the United States by 2050. However, for Western travelers, doing business in India can be a bewildering experience. There are all kinds of nuances and…

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Travel Assistance 101:
What to Do If You Miss Your Flight

Plane taking off from airport

You know you can call us if you get sick or injured while traveling, but did you know you can also contact On Call for minor hiccups and inconveniences like a lost passport, stolen wallet or even a missed flight? Well, now you do! These are the types of things that aren’t life-threatening, but can be…

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On Call in Action: Car Crash in Cambodia

Phnom Penh traffic

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

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Driving Around the World: Road Rules for the United Kingdom

UK motorway

Of course the most famous aspect of driving in the United Kingdom, at least for American visitors, is driving on the left-hand side of the road. However, there are some other important things to consider before you get behind the wheel. And while we wouldn’t advocate driving mindless miles straight off the red eye, here’s…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 5 Ways to be a Carry-on Business Traveler

PLanning for a trip

Flight delays, cancelled connections, lost luggage … bottom line: if you don’t check bags, there’s less room for error. Not to mention there’s the cost savings, freedom and extra mobility that packing light gives you. So what’s the catch? Well … packing for today’s overhead bin reality can be a little tricky. Here are some of…

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Business Etiquette Around the World: Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

With a presidential election, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics on the horizon, Brazil will be welcoming an influx of travelers from around the globe. The nation that puts the “B” in BRIC — Brazil has a business travel industry that is currently ranked eighth in the world and is forecast to surpass…

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Travel Assistance 101: Top 10 Travel Annoyances … and How On Call Can Help!

Man stealing wallet

More often than not, it’s the little things that can “trip up” a business trip and make it a lot less productive than you would like. Luggage that’s gone MIA, misplacing your passport, running out of cash— you know, the types of things that aren’t life threatening, but can be time consuming, costly and downright…

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On Call in Action: Business Traveler Misses Flight to Madrid…

Woman working at desk

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard to imagine how travel…

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