5 Great International Hotel Ideas for Your Next Business Event

Emirates Palace business event

If you’ve already read our post highlighting the Top 10 Trends for Corporate Meeting Planning, you know that choosing a great location and venue has become a top priority for meeting planners. In fact, a survey conducted by hospitality management company, Destination Hotels & Resorts, found that venue rates alone are no longer the clear-cut…

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13 Dining Etiquette Tips for Your Next Business Meal

dining business etiquette

Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or need to impress a client at a formal dinner, maintaining a professional image is important. However, dining in a business setting can sometimes be tricky. Never fear!  Here’s a refresher of business dining etiquette tips to help you mind your manners and make a good impression…

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Business Travel Risks: What Companies Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business travel risks

Health scares. Natural disasters. Political unrest. Unfortunately, unpredictable events like these are a reality in today’s global environment, and recent headlines have many businesses taking a good, hard look at business travel risks and how to protect their people abroad. In fact, 80% of travelers believe their companies have a legal obligation to protect them abroad. [1]…

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Travel Risk Management: Implementing a Proactive Approach

Proactive travel assistance

  If one of your employees experienced a travel emergency, would it completely catch you off guard? Would you be dealing with the situation in “firefighting” mode? With new travel risks emerging every day and Duty of Care laws tighter than ever, HR and risk management professionals  must take responsibility for proactively preparing their globally-mobile employees. If your…

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On Call in Action: Blood Pressure Complications at Conference in Singapore

Travel assistance helps man with blood pressure problems

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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Business Etiquette on the Road: Traveling With Your Boss

Employee and boss on a business trip

Traveling with your boss may sound intimidating, but if you play your cards right, it could be a great career opportunity. We put together a list of tips to help you make a good impression throughout your trip: 1)     Determine your responsibilities in advance: Talk to your manager before the trip to define your role. Who…

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Fall Travel: 4 Considerations for Business Travelers

Autumn in Paris

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and we fall back into routines (no pun intended!), a variety of options present themselves to business travelers. Here are some things to consider if you’ll be traveling for work this fall: Take advantage of…

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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

Customize

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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