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

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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

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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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TRM 101: How to Test Your Emergency Response Protocols

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Is your organization prepared to deal with a crisis abroad? Managing an incident without adequate preparation could lead to serious repercussions for not just your employees, but also your company. The good news? Proactive crisis management can help your company meet its duty of care objectives and prevent issues from becoming even more serious. One…

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Five Ways to Avoid Hidden Business Travel Costs

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As a business traveler, you’re responsible for ensuring that your travel expenses are in line with your company’s expense guidelines. This can be especially important if you work for a small company or start-up as you need to save the company’s precious financial resources. But with hidden costs lurking everywhere from major airlines to car…

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On Call in Action: Student is Victim of Criminal Activity 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 assistance…

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Holidays Around the World Part 3: Germany and Australia

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We’ve taken a look at the official holidays observed in China, UAE and Brazil as well as Russia, India and Japan. Now, we’re traveling to Germany and Australia for an overview of the major holidays so that you’re better prepared for your business travels to these regions. Germany –Last year, business travel spending in Germany…

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Public Transportation: A Safety Guide for Your Employees

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A recent report published by The Victoria Transport Policy Institute found that public transportation is overall a safe mode of travel—in fact, their research says that total per capita traffic casualties tend to decrease as public transit utilization increases. Couple this with the fact that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths…

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