On Call in Action: Tragedy Strikes Nepal…

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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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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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Summer Travel Advice Round-Up

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The kids are out of school, work has slowed down, and the weather couldn’t be better…ah, summer is finally upon us! Have fun and don’t forget to check out our advice for staying safe, healthy (and sane!) this summer travel season:   Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel Don’t Let Summer Weather Delay Your…

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On Call in Action: A Celebration Gone Wrong…

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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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Proactive Crisis Response Planning: Why it Matters During a Natural Disaster

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Nepal is situated between India and China, two of the world’s fastest growing economies. The destination is also a hotspot for non-profit workers and continues to be a mecca for adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. When the devastating earthquake struck on April 25th, followed by another quake on May 12th, the disaster killed more than 8,000…

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Would you cancel your trip to South Korea amidst the MERS outbreak? Survey says…

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The results are in from our latest MERS travel survey and turns out, we’re a pretty cautious bunch. More than 70% of Americans say they would cancel a trip to South Korea due to the current MERS outbreak. This is despite international health authorities, such as the CDC and the WHO, reassuring the public that…

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Travel Trend Report: The Rise of the “Bleisure” Traveler

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What do you get when you mix business and leisure travel? The growing trend of bleisure travel (aka, bizcations) isn’t just taking time out from a business trip to relax; but rather, it’s the act of rolling business trips and vacations into one. For example, a savvy bleisure traveler with an upcoming trip to Paris…

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