Study Abroad Etiquette: Italy

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As statistics have shown, the number of students studying abroad has tripled in the last year and is expected to grow more in the coming year. In this blog series, we’ll provide some simple etiquette tips for popular study abroad destinations. Along with the United Kingdom, Spain and France, Italy was listed as one of…

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Fit to Fly: 5 Tips for Healthier, More Productive Travelers

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Are your employees ‘fit to fly?’ (or should we say …unfit from flying?). It’s no secret that business travel can be disruptive to employees’ regular sleep, exercise and eating routines–all of which can take a toll on their overall health and well-being. Unhealthy travel habits can also lead to less productive employees and can hurt…

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Planning a Bleisure Trip This Summer? Here Are 5 Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

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With summer in full swing, many travelers may plan to jump on the bleisure bandwagon in the coming weeks…and can you blame them? When the bleisure traveler walks out of their last meeting on Friday at 4pm, they’re not trucking to the airport or waiting in long security lines…instead, they’re getting ready to hit the town and…

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Brexit: How it Could Affect Your Travelers

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With the summer travel season already underway, many people and their organizations are wondering how the U.K.’s departure from the European Union will impact U.S. travelers headed overseas. Our European Security Analyst, Nick D’Intino, shares a breakdown of the situation, including how “Brexit” could affect travel, transit and global security both in the short and…

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On Call in Action: Appendicitis in Tanzania

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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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Airport Security: ‘New World’ Considerations for Your Travelers

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In the wake of tragic recent events like the Istanbul and Brussels airport attacks, airport security is a real—and valid—concern for organizations and their travelers. According to our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, “These attacks will continue to impact the way we look at airport security; and correspondingly, risk professionals need to be imaginative about…

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The Games in Rio: Travel Health & Safety Advice

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With the Games in Rio just weeks away, our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wheeler, and our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, are sharing the following information with your travelers for a safer and healthier trip. Mosquito-Borne Illnesses: Pregnant women are advised to postpone travel to Rio due to the Zika virus, which can be transferred from…

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4 Ways to Help Your Students Get the Most Out Of Their Study Abroad Experiences

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Are your students prepared for a safe, successful, and enjoyable trip abroad? Most people will say their travels abroad provided them with the cultural experience of a lifetime—but sometimes students have trouble adapting and may even isolate themselves from the local culture. Whether they’re spending several months overseas or just a few weeks – share…

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Mumps and Travel: How To Prevent It and What To Do If You Get It

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Similar to measles, mumps is a contagious disease that is spread when infected people cough, sneeze, and even talk. Mumps remains a common disease in many parts of the world, including regions in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific—and also in industrialized countries like the UK and Japan which do not routinely vaccinate against the…

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The New Norm: Travel Safety Considerations During Europe’s Soccer Tournament

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Following the attacks in Paris and Brussels, there has been significant focus on security and what that means for U.S. travelers in Europe. On May 31, 2016, the State Department issued a travel alert specific to those headed to major sporting events. “Euro Cup stadiums, fan zones, and unaffiliated entertainment venues broadcasting the tournaments in…

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