Business Etiquette Around the World: Japan

Yokohama Japan

With business travel expected to grow more than 3% in the next year, you may find yourself traveling more frequently. As the market continues to improve, don’t be surprised if your next trip is to Japan. The country is home to the third-largest economy and has seen steady growth since the end of the recession….

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Summer Driving: 6 Tips for a Safer Road Trip


Did you know that summer—not winter as you might expect—is the most dangerous driving season?  During the summer months, particularly on long weekends like Memorial Day, there is an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways; and, according to the Department of Transportation, the summer actually accounts for an 18% increase in fatal…

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7 Great Apps for International Business Travelers

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Business travel is not always as glamorous as it may seem. In a recent survey, business travelers were found to experience as much as 6.9 hours of stress per trip! That’s valuable time that could be better spent resting or working. With our list of some of the best apps for international business travel, your…

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Travel and Technology: 5 Tips for Data Security on the Road

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A recent survey of professionals from 515 organizations in 56 countries worldwide said that data security is expected to have the biggest impact on their travel programs this year. Given the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, these results are hardly surprising but have many organizations wondering: how can we minimize our data security risks? Ensure…

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On Call in Action: Child’s Health Scare Interrupts Trip

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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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Make Sure It’s Legal and 5 Other Safe Taxi Tips for Your Employees


Traveling by taxi is generally a safe alternative to driving or even walking in an unfamiliar destination, but like any other form of transportation, it’s not entirely without risk. Make sure your travelers keep these crucial tips in mind when traveling by taxi, mini cab or other private hire vehicles: 1) Make Sure It’s Legal:…

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Go Green: 5 Tips for More Sustainable Employee Travel

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Fun fact: The first Earth Day was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a former U.S. senator, in 1970 as a way to bring ecological conservation to the national political agenda. To this day, Earth Day continues to be an annual event that is celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection.  In honor of…

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Holidays Around the World Part 4: Thailand


We’ve taken you around the world to places like China and Brazil as well as Russia and Japan to educate you on some of the holidays celebrated in these regions. Our latest post in this series focused on Germany and Australia. Now let’s travel to Thailand so you can prepare yourself for wherever your business…

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Travel Assistance 101: How a Medical Evacuation Works

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  Sometimes we travel to places where the quality of medical care isn’t the same as what we’re accustomed to in the U.S. According to our Transportation Manager, Juan Ives, “If a member needs critical medical care while they’re away, our main goal is to ensure they’re treated in a facility that is properly staffed…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: A Pre-Travel Emergency Checklist for Employers

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When your employees travel for work, there’s a lot to think about. And while many small to medium sized businesses may find it a challenge to meet their travel risk management (TRM) goals due to limited resources, the truth is, SMBs have the same duty of care responsibilities as larger firms. And neglecting these responsibilities…

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