Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: A Pre-Travel Emergency Checklist for Employers

When your employees travel for work, there’s a lot to think about. And while many small to medium sized businesses may find it a challenge to meet their travel risk management (TRM) goals due to limited resources, the truth is, SMBs have the same duty of care responsibilities as larger firms. And neglecting these responsibilities…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Travel Vaccination FAQs

Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting the right vaccination(s) for your destination is vital to staying healthy.  Check out these five common questions and answers  about travel vaccinations, which will not only help you plan for better health on your next trip—but for years afterward. Q: How can I find out which…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 8 Productive Tips for Long Layovers

Long layovers…<insert sigh here>. We’ve all heard the saying, “good things come to those who wait,” and when it comes to finally arriving at your destination after a long business travel day, that couldn’t be more true. However, that doesn’t mean your layover needs to be “lost” time. We’re here to help with some creative ways…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Holiday Business Travel Survival Guide

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner – and, with that, some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you have personal or business travel planned during this hectic season,  check out these helpful hints for surviving the holiday travel rush with your sanity—and holiday spirit—intact (our gift…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Post-Business Travel Checklist

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When we think of travel checklists, we often think of things that need to get done before a trip. After all, aside from unpacking, there isn’t much to do when you get home anyways. Right? Wrong! In fact, neglect to take care of certain things when you get back, and you’re just asking for more…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: International Business Travel Checklist

International business travel

Traveling internationally requires more preparation than just grabbing your passport and packing your bags.  Use our checklist below to prepare for a safe, healthy and successful business trip abroad: √   Contact your bank and credit card companies to advise them of your travel dates and destinations. This will help you ensure your credit card won’t…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

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Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on your skin when you’re exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, you won’t want to miss this…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Protect Yourself from Foodborne Illness

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One of the best things about traveling to another country is trying local, authentic cuisine. However, it pays to know a few basic rules so you don’t become one of the 10 million overseas travelers to suffer a bout of traveler’s diarrhea or other foodborne illnesses each year.  Luckily, you can protect yourself from foodborne…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Drinking Water Safety 101

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 It may come as a surprise, but contaminated drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems for travelers, and can cause anything from mild gastrointestinal distress (traveler’s diarrhea) to serious bacterial diseases. In fact, the most common cause of water-borne illness is bacteria – such as E. coli, cholera and salmonella. However,…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Tips for Nervous Fliers

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We’ve all heard the facts: statistically speaking, flying is far safer than driving. Not only are airplanes continuously getting safer, but everyday activities from walking to driving are still considerably more dangerous than flying. In fact, according to the New York Times, a traveler could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be safe!  Rationally…