Mid-Year Travel Security Outlook for Western Europe

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The international focus on Western Europe has only intensified over the past half year, with continued concern over the terrorism threat and ongoing attention on the rise of nationalist politics in key countries. The short-term outlook for terrorist activity in Western Europe is bleak, as terrorist groups (primarily ISIS) have displayed not only the desire…

Travel Health Update: Dengue Fever FAQs

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Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that tends to be less publicized in the United States, but according to the CDC, the dengue virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. There are currently no vaccines to prevent infection with the dengue virus, which makes education about the disease…

Protracted Qatar Crisis Raises Travel and Business Risks in Gulf Region

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Author: Garrett Khoury Saudi-led Arab states’ demands raise prospects of a prolonged dispute with increasing political and economic risks, including for travelers and businesses. Situational Overview: Three weeks after abruptly severing diplomatic relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and its partners issued a list of harsh demands that Qatar must comply with within ten days or…

Advice for Protecting Your Travelers From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

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The Zika virus was a trending topic last year, with many Americans cancelling trips abroad due to the outbreak. According to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Siegart, “Zika is still a big concern and organizations should continue to have an open dialogue with travelers regarding the disease.” “Despite the significant media coverage the Zika virus…

Yellow Fever and Travel: FAQs and Preventative Advice

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Yellow fever, a virus endemic to numerous tropical regions in Africa and South America, has been a topic of discussion in the travel sphere since the CDC issued an Alert – Level 2 late last year. According to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, “Since the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported an outbreak of…

Football’s Championship Game in Houston: Travel Safety Considerations & Advice

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The Big Game is almost here! One of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, Football’s Championship Game will be played in the Houston Texans’ home stadium on February 5, 2017. Are your travelers prepared for a safe trip? Our security team has some important safety considerations and advice for organizations and their travelers…

A Look Back: Top Travel Headlines of 2016

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2016 has certainly been an eventful year to say the least. From the rise of eco-tourism and commercial flights to Cuba from the U.S., to the devastating attacks across the world, we’ve certainly had our share of ups and downs in the travel sphere. How many of these events affected your travel plans this year?…

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Summer Games in Rio: Tips for a Safe & Healthy Trip

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Rio and its residents are preparing for hundreds of thousands of visitors in addition to thousands of athletes, staff and media for the Games this summer. The energy and excitement of this many people at a major sporting event certainly makes for a great atmosphere, but it also opens up some health and safety concerns….

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…

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…