10 Overlooked Steps When Preparing Students to Study Abroad

Study abroad

According to the Institute of International Education, nearly 284,000 American students studied abroad for academic credit during the 2011-2012 academic year – and more than 150 U.S. colleges have pledged to increase their study abroad participation rates as part of a new national initiative called Generation Study Abroad. While living abroad is exciting and rewarding,…

Read more

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

Woman with sunscreen

Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on your skin when you’re exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, you won’t want to miss this…

Read more

From Chicago to Japan: Squeezing More Summer Fun into Your Next Business Trip

Henderson Wave Singapore

  While business travel doesn’t usually afford much leisure time, your next business trip doesn’t have to be all work and no play. If you’re headed to one of these popular cities for work this summer, you’ll find several ways to make your free time feel more like a mini-vacation: London, United Kingdom: London offers an…

Read more

Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel

Business travelers relax on a plane

After one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for many parts of the US, summer is finally in full swing — and with that, more Americans are itching to get away.  According to travel counselors surveyed by American Express Travel, 45% said their summer travel bookings are up compared with last year,  despite…

Read more

Warm Weather Roundup: Our Favorite Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

Family on summer trip

The 4th of July and summer vacations are upon us. Have fun this season and don’t forget to check out our advice to stay safe and healthy on your summer travels! Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy Plan Ahead: Don’t Let Summer Weather…

Read more

On Call in Action: Study Abroad Student Faces Legal Trouble

Worried college student

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…

Read more

Business Etiquette Around the World: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

If you haven’t already traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), chances are you may find yourself there within the next few years.  According to the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTCA), the business travel market to the UAE is expected to double in value by 2020, reaching nearly $1.4 billion. Here are our…

Read more

Travel Assistance and Your Company: 7 Common Myths (and Truths!) Behind Them

Travel assistance

Is travel assistance part of your employee benefit package? If it’s not, perhaps you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or how it works…or maybe you don’t think your company needs it. But the truth is, business travel doesn’t always go according to plan, and when it doesn’t, you and your employees need help…

Read more

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Protect Yourself from Foodborne Illness

Street vendor - tips for foodborne illness prevention

One of the best things about traveling to another country is trying local, authentic cuisine. However, it pays to know a few basic rules so you don’t become one of the 10 million overseas travelers to suffer a bout of traveler’s diarrhea or other foodborne illnesses each year.  Luckily, you can protect yourself from foodborne…

Read more

Chikungunya: What Is It and Should You Be Worried?

Chikungunya virus

You’ve probably noticed that Chikungunya (pronounced “chik-un-GUHN-ya”), a viral illness spread by mosquitos, has recently attracted some extra media attention in the United States. The virus, more commonly found in Asia and Africa, has spread to a number of Caribbean islands and cases have even been reported on our home turf in Florida.  Health officials…

Read more