Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: International Business Travel Checklist

International business travel

Traveling internationally requires more preparation than just grabbing your passport and packing your bags.  Use our checklist below to prepare for a safe, healthy and successful business trip abroad: √   Contact your bank and credit card companies to advise them of your travel dates and destinations. This will help you ensure your credit card won’t…

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Customization & Travel Assistance: A Winning Combo

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It’s 2 a.m. when your phone rings. Your company’s CEO wants to know how many employees are traveling in Cairo, the location of one of your largest clients. You turn on the news and see images of violent political demonstrations and civil unrest. Government and medical sources are reporting hundreds of people killed and several…

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Travel Assistance 101: Common Travel Fears and How On Call Can Help (Part 2)

Lost passport

You’ve read our first round-up of common travel fears and how On Call can help. However, there are a few more fears we hear that keep some travelers up at night. Keep calm and travel on: What if I lose my passport? If your passport is lost or stolen when traveling abroad, your first action should…

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On Call in Action: Business Traveler Needs Trip Planning Advice

Buenos Aires at night

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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12 Hacks That Will Make Your Business Trips Easier

Business traveler packing

Are you looking for ways to make your days on the road less hectic? Here are some of our favorite tips that will not only simplify your travels, but will make life on-the-go a little more enjoyable: 1. Pack a travel first-aid kit: Staying at a destination off-the-beaten path? Chances are you won’t find a…

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The Top 10 Trends for Corporate Meeting Planning

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With summer coming to an end, it’s time for every event organizer’s busiest time of year – the start of a new conference season! If you’re responsible for planning a conference or corporate meeting on your company’s behalf, consider these trends shaping today’s corporate events: 1. Location, location, location: A survey conducted by hospitality management…

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How to Keep Your Belongings Safe When You Fly

baggage loss

In recent years, you may have heard stories of airport employees robbing unsuspecting travelers of their valuables while they pass through security checkpoints and metal detectors. Which makes you think: if security agents are stealing, what is going on amongst gate agents, baggage handlers and even fellow passengers? There’s no need to be paranoid and…

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Travel Assistance 101: Common Travel Fears and How On Call Can Help (Part 1)

Sick woman

Whether you’re new to travel or a seasoned road warrior, most people have at least one thing that worries them when they leave home(and it’s not just fear of flying). Here is our first round-up of common trip-related fears we hear from novice travelers and professional jet-setters alike and how On Call members can turn to…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Keep Your Medications Safe in the Heat

Medication

Picture this: you’re visiting friends at their lake house when your allergies start acting up. You pop an over-the-counter pill — which usually gives you quick relief — but you still feel uncomfortable. In fact, after several more doses, the drug still has no effect. What gives? Think long and hard where your medication was…

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Ebola: What is it and Should You Be Worried?

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  Update as of 7/31/14, 2:25 p.m. EDT: The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning and urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. You may have noticed Ebola, a severe acute viral illness that is native to several African countries, creeping up in the…

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