On Call in Action: Pre-Travel Concerns

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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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Summer Study Abroad: Health & Safety Considerations for Your Students

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The statistics revealed in the Institute of International Education’s latest Open Doors Report says the number of study abroad students more than tripled over the last few decades and one in ten U.S. undergraduates will study abroad before graduating.. Whether they’re taking classes or getting hands-on experience outside the classroom, there’s no doubt your students are anticipating the cultural…

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Common Travel Scams (And How To Avoid Them!)

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Heading overseas for a conference? Spending your summer semester abroad? Or maybe you’re turning a week long business trip into a bleisure trip for the whole family. Regardless of your destination or the purpose of your visit, there’s always a chance you could find yourself a target of local crime. Here’s a list of some…

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Airport Security: ‘New World’ Considerations for Your Travelers

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In the wake of recent events like the Brussels airport attacks, many experts warn travelers of even more airport security precautions (and the potential delays that come with them!) in the days and weeks to come.  In fact, according to airlines, airports and federal officials per the New York Times, “wait times could reach epidemic…

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Travel Health Update: Zika Virus Q+A with Dr. Wheeler

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Zika is still all over the news and is obviously a big concern for people, including those headed to the Olympics this summer. The virus is spreading rapidly, and the frequent updates are hard to keep up with. Check out our latest interview with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Wheeler, to help separate ‘fact…

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On Call in Action: Mystery Illness in Cuba

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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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What is Travel Risk Management?

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Travel risk management (TRM) is a comprehensive, consistent and proactive approach to protecting your people and your organization from travel risks. The broader notion of travel risk management and duty of care is not just linked to how well your organization can respond to a crisis—but rather, how well it can actually prevent a crisis…

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Earth-Friendly Travel: How to Reduce Your Organization’s Carbon Footprint

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No matter where you spent your winter, it’s safe to say that you probably had a bit of an unusual one. Many Americans experienced drastic drops in temperature followed by weeks of warm, spring weather. While some enjoyed the break in snowfall, others were concerned by the temperature change and the potential effects of global…

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Travel Etiquette Around the World: Cuba

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Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has been the topic of controversy since an embargo was put in place by the United States in 1960. And while jumping on a plane for a beach vacation to Cuba is still out of the question, under new regulations, more Americans are now able to experience a…

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Crisis Communications in Our New World: Guidelines for Colleges & Universities

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In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels, colleges and universities are seeing the value in aligning their communications protocols with their travel risk management initiatives now more than ever. But are you confident your students know how to tell you they’re safe—and reach out for help—during a crisis abroad?  Here are…

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