On Call in Action: Zip Lining Accident…

Zip Line

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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Adventures in Packing: Preventing the Stress from Weighing You Down

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Figuring out what to pack can be an adventure in itself.  Figuring out how to pack is an art form. Get it right and you won’t be scrambling to find a toothbrush or washing socks in the hotel sink at 3am after realizing you forgot to pack extras. Get it wrong and you’ll catch yourself cursing…

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The Millennial Business Traveler: 5 Tips for Employers

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Millennials (anyone born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) are taking the corporate world by storm. According to Hartford Business, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025. As Millennials become the next generation of business travelers, it’s important to remember that this generation is the most hyper connected yet via their smartphones —which…

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When Labor Strikes Disrupt Business Travel: 5 Tips for Coping

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When Emerson said it’s the “journey not the destination,” he probably wasn’t referring to a metro station or international airport during a labor strike. Strikes can affect public transportation, air travel and even taxis—and the delays they can create for travelers can be time consuming, costly and just downright annoying. We’re sharing our top tips…

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Duty of Loyalty: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

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We’ve all heard the term ‘duty of care’ – a popular industry term that refers an employer’s legal and moral obligation to mitigate risks for its traveling employees. If your organization were to experience legal woes due to a duty of care oversight, a court would consider the types of measures you took leading up…

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On Call in Action: Tragedy Strikes Nepal…

Nepal Earthquake

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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How to Keep Your Passport Safe When Traveling

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Keeping your passport protected should be a top priority no matter where you’re headed. A lost or stolen passport can not only lead to delays in travel, but more importantly, it can put you at risk for identity theft. In fact, if a criminal were to obtain a US passport, they could use it to…

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Mixing Business With Pleasure: Today’s Business Travelers Are No Strangers to Bad Behavior [INFOGRAPHIC]

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America’s business travelers are mixing business with pleasure—and it’s happening more often than you may think.  According to a national survey* we conducted, more than a quarter (27%) of business travelers admit to binge drinking while on business trips, and more than one in ten (11%) told us they’ve “picked up” a stranger at a…

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Business Etiquette Around the World: France

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When traveling to an international city for business, there are several things to consider. Perhaps the most important are the culture and customs of each country. We’ve taken you around the world to places like the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Russia for an in-depth look on etiquette and traditions. Now let’s take a look at…

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Be Prepared, Not Scared: The Modern Business Woman’s Guide to Traveling Alone

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“Wow, that is very brave of you!” “Aren’t you scared?” “Don’t you watch the news?” Women account for nearly half of all business travelers, yet those who travel alone for work have probably heard at least one of these reactions before. Women certainly face some unique obstacles and vulnerabilities when they travel—but with a little…

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