4 Things NOT to Take Home from a Trip

It’s hard enough remembering to re-pack all the essentials when your trip is over. But did you know that bringing back the wrong things could actually spell BIG trouble? Unfortunately, many travelers are unaware they may be packing items that could lead to major issues—not just when they get back to the U.S, but also…

Private Accommodations Rentals: 5 Tips for a Safe (and Legal) Stay

A popular trend in the business travel world, sites like Airbnb allow people to rent rooms in someone’s home, cottage or apartment for low nightly rates. Budget-conscious companies are embracing these services, and their travelers who prefer the comforts of home (and the ability to live like a local!) aren’t complaining. However, if your company…

Business Travel Risks: What Companies Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business travel risks

Health scares. Natural disasters. Political unrest. Unfortunately, unpredictable events like these are a reality in today’s global environment, and recent headlines have many businesses taking a good, hard look at business travel risks and how to protect their people abroad. In fact, 80% of travelers believe their companies have a legal obligation to protect them abroad. [1]…

On Call in Action: Study Abroad Student Faces Legal Trouble

Worried college student

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…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Prepare for an Unexpected Legal Crisis When Traveling

Passport? Check. Visa? Check. Make sure you’re prepared for a legal mix-up overseas? Hmmmm…did we lose you on that one? The US State Department reports that in recent years, consular officers conducted more than 9,500 prison visits, and assisted more than 3,500 Americans who were arrested abroad. Not like you’re planning on breaking the law…

12 Reasons for Travel Assistance in 2012

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Why not make an easy change that will improve your safety and well-being on your travels this year – all without breaking the bank? From the political crisis in Egypt, to the natural disasters in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2011 showed us that planning ahead is crucial to…

Road Trip: How to Drive Safely in Mexico

Taking to the road to explore neighbor to the south? Driving around Mexico offers great opportunities to see the sights off the beaten path. With the right precautions, you’ll be set for an amazing adventure. Here are some tips to help make your trip safer: *Always purchase insurance. If you’re involved in an automobile accident…