TRM 101: How to Test Your Emergency Response Protocols

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Is your organization prepared to deal with a crisis abroad? Managing an incident without adequate preparation could lead to serious repercussions for not just your employees, but also your company. The good news? Proactive crisis management can help your company meet its duty of care objectives and prevent issues from becoming even more serious. One…

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Five Ways to Avoid Hidden Business Travel Costs

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As a business traveler, you’re responsible for ensuring that your travel expenses are in line with your company’s expense guidelines. This can be especially important if you work for a small company or start-up as you need to save the company’s precious financial resources. But with hidden costs lurking everywhere from major airlines to car…

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On Call in Action: Student is Victim of Criminal Activity Abroad…

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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 assistance…

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Holidays Around the World Part 3: Germany and Australia

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We’ve taken a look at the official holidays observed in China, UAE and Brazil as well as Russia, India and Japan. Now, we’re traveling to Germany and Australia for an overview of the major holidays so that you’re better prepared for your business travels to these regions. Germany –Last year, business travel spending in Germany…

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Public Transportation: A Safety Guide for Your Employees

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A recent report published by The Victoria Transport Policy Institute found that public transportation is overall a safe mode of travel—in fact, their research says that total per capita traffic casualties tend to decrease as public transit utilization increases. Couple this with the fact that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths…

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Travel to Cuba: What You Need to Know

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In our post last month, we talked about five considerations for healthy travel to Cuba. Now that you’re informed with tips on how to stay healthy in Cuba, we thought we’d go over some of the other travel guidelines essential to anyone traveling to the country under the new regulations: U.S. Travel to Cuba The…

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On Call in Action: Business Traveler Questions Her Safety

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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 assistance…

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Measles and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

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With all of the media coverage regarding measles, it’s not a surprise that the CDC recently issued a health advisory on the outbreak. Although the measles virus was eliminated from the United States in 2000, it’s now making quite a comeback. Measles is brought to the country by travelers who have not received proper vaccinations;…

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Traveling to Cuba: 5 Considerations for a Healthy Trip

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Since the Obama Administration’s recent publication regarding amended regulations that allow for expanded travel to Cuba, more Americans will be able to experience a destination that has been off-limits for 60+ years. And while the country’s infrastructure is improving to better accommodate foreign visitors, health officials warn travelers that there are health risks present in…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Travel Vaccination FAQs

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Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting the right vaccination(s) for your destination is vital to staying healthy.  Check out these five common questions and answers  about travel vaccinations, which will not only help you plan for better health on your next trip—but for years afterward. Q: How can I find out which…

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