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…

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…

LGBT Safety: Advice for Study Abroad Students and Their Institutions

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Post last updated on 8/22/2016. Preparing for a study abroad program can be both exciting and overwhelming—and for the members of the LGBT community, there may be some unique concerns and challenges as they embark on their international journeys. While most LGBT travelers won’t encounter any issues abroad, the better prepared they are, the less…

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…

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…

Security Landscape in Rio: Q+A with Jim Hutton

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Last month we sat down with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wheeler, to talk about the medical landscape in Rio and what travelers can expect if they need emergent medical care while traveling there. This month, we’re switching our gears to safety and picking our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton’s, brain on the topic. Read…

Medical Landscape in Rio: Q+A with Dr. Wheeler

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With the Olympic flame on its way to Rio this August—and the Zika virus being a top concern for many travelers these days—we’ve  received several questions regarding the medical landscape in Rio. To help answer these questions, we teamed up with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Robert Wheeler, to provide his advice and overall impressions…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Americans Cancelling Travel Due to Fear of Zika

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Would you cancel your trip to destinations affected by the Zika Virus? Survey says… You betcha. In fact, according to our recent Zika travel survey, 64% of Americans said they would cancel their travel plans amid the Zika virus outbreak. Women seem to be most concerned about the virus… and with good reason: many health…

The Zika Virus and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

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Zika has been making headlines lately, and for good reason. The virus, primarily transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has been linked to miscarriages and birth defects. The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency for International Concern and the CDC issued an Alert – Level 2 for travelers to affected areas. Want to know if you’re at risk for the…