On Call in Action: Traveler Stranded at Airport Days Before Christmas

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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 1: China, UAE and Brazil

In business, timing is everything – and before you go abroad, it’s important to learn what other countries consider an appropriate and respectful time of year to schedule your plans. With the U.S.’ holiday season in full-swing, we thought we’d take a look at some popular international business destinations and the major holidays they celebrate…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 8 Productive Tips for Long Layovers

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Long layovers…<insert sigh here>. We’ve all heard the saying, “good things come to those who wait,” and when it comes to finally arriving at your destination after a long business travel day, that couldn’t be more true. However, that doesn’t mean your layover needs to be “lost” time. We’re here to help with some creative ways…

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10 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Business Travelers

Mini Luggage Scale – Sometimes even the biggest packing pros need to hand their bag over to their airline to be checked. For these instances, a portable luggage scale could mean the difference between just under, or just overweight. Avoid fees and the bother of having to unpack some of your belongings in a busy check-in line so your bag can make weight.  Products like the Camry luggage scale can weigh bags up to 110lbs and hooks to almost any piece of luggage – an easy way to prepare before you even step up to the check-in counter!

Need a holiday gift idea for the frequent business traveler in your life? (Or, are you a frequent business traveler looking to treat yourself?) Fear not – we’ve scouted some out-of-the-box, fun, and even practical gift ideas that will be sure to impress even the pickiest business traveler in your life. Happy shopping! What business…

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On Call in Action: Students Encounter Political Unrest 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…

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Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Holiday Business Travel Survival Guide

Holiday Business Travel

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner – and, with that, some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you have personal or business travel planned during this hectic season,  check out these helpful hints for surviving the holiday travel rush with your sanity—and holiday spirit—intact (our gift…

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Domestic Assistance: A Key Component of Your Travel Risk Management Strategy

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Do you ever think about what your staff would do—and the resources that are available to them—in the event of a domestic travel emergency? When companies think of travel risk, they often think of the issues that could creep up when employees are traveling abroad. But the truth is, emergencies can happen anywhere and it’s…

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Ebola & Business Travel: What You Need to Know

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Ongoing news reports surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its implications for international travelers have led to some uncertainty about the current state of business travel. In fact, a recent online survey taken by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported that 80 percent of respondents said that the Ebola crisis had little…

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3 Critical Questions About Travel Risk Management

OnCall Risk vs Crisis Management

Recently we hosted the webinar, Protecting Your People Abroad Protects Your People at Home. During this webinar, we shared an insider perspective on business travel risks that underscore the need for a proactive traveler protection strategy. At the end of the session, three critical questions about travel risk management came up, and now we’re sharing…

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Webinar Recap: Protecting Your People Abroad Protects Your Business at Home

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Recently we teamed up with Professor Daniel Diermeier, PhD., Reputation and Crisis Management expert, to give you an insider perspective on how to proactively protect your employees—and your company—from business travel risks. During this webinar, Dr. Diermeier discusses the rising urgency for enhanced traveler protection and the four main types of travel risks that could expose your…

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