Minimizing Travel Risk Exposure: Situational Awareness and Surviving Violent Events Abroad

Situational Awareness and Surviving Violent Events Abroad

Given the current security outlook for Western Europe and recent terrorist trend of targeting public venues, there is a growing need for all travelers—not just those headed to high risk environments—to understand safe travel behaviors and extreme event survival tactics. Most recently, the attacks in Spain reconfirmed the need to properly prepare travelers before they…

How an On Call Medical Evacuation Works: A Guide for Organizations

There are a lot of steps involved in making sure your travelers are ready for a trip abroad. No one can predict when or where an emergency will take place; however, knowing how to react to these types of situations is half the battle. But how can you proactively prepare yourself and your crisis team…

How to Effectively Communicate With Travelers Abroad During a Crisis Abroad

How you communicate with travelers during a crisis situation is one of the most important things organizations should consider when developing their travel risk management programs. While we live in a world where staying in touch may seem easier than ever, the reality is communicating with travelers in other countries can be much more difficult…

Study Abroad Etiquette 101: Helping Students to Blend in and Avoid Culture Shock

culture shock

One of the most rewarding aspects of studying abroad is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs and ways of thinking. However, adjusting to these cultural nuances can sometimes be a challenge, especially for those with limited travel experience. To help students prepare, we’ve put together some general cultural etiquette guidelines—share this information with your students…

Terrorism in Western Europe & Its Implications for Your Travelers

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While the terrorism threat in Western Europe is real, it’s important to understand the context of this threat, how it affects your travel risk management strategy, and any implications to your overall duty of care. To help you do just that, our webinar, Terrorism in Western Europe & Its Implications for Your Travelers, provides unique…

On Call In Action: Medical Facility Concerns

Medical Facility Concerns

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: Hospital Safety Concerns Peyton was studying…

Mid-Year Travel Security Outlook for Western Europe

Travel Security

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…

Protracted Qatar Crisis Raises Travel and Business Risks in Gulf Region

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…

Bleisure and Travel Risk Management: 8 Important Considerations for Employers

business travel

Thanks to the rising trend of ‘bleisure,’ more and more employees are looking to incorporate leisure into their business trips. In fact, according to a recent study released by the GBTA, over one-third of North American business travelers extended a work trip for leisure, with the most common reasons being to visit a destination of…

What Is an Emergency Action Plan and Why Does Your Organization Need One?

emergency planning

Before an organization sends travelers overseas, it is essential to have disaster and emergency response protocols in place. When travelers are involved in a crisis, a number of organizational decisions are necessary to help ensure an appropriate response is carried out in a timely and effective manner. This becomes even more vital when travelers are…