7 Great Mobile Apps for Students Studying Abroad

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It’s no secret that millennials are attached to their smartphones, especially now with the rising popularity of Pokémon GO (which has officially become the most played mobile game in the U.S.). A recent survey showed that 86% of people aged 18 to 29 own smartphones, so chances are, most of your students will use their…

Planning a Bleisure Trip This Summer? Here Are 5 Destinations You Won’t Want to Miss

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With summer in full swing, many travelers may plan to jump on the bleisure bandwagon in the coming weeks…and can you blame them? When the bleisure traveler walks out of their last meeting on Friday at 4pm, they’re not trucking to the airport or waiting in long security lines…instead, they’re getting ready to hit the town and…

Earth-Friendly Travel: How to Reduce Your Organization’s Carbon Footprint

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No matter where you spent your winter, it’s safe to say that you probably had a bit of an unusual one. Many Americans experienced drastic drops in temperature followed by weeks of warm, spring weather. While some enjoyed the break in snowfall, others were concerned by the temperature change and the potential effects of global…

Travel Etiquette Around the World: Cuba

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Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has been the topic of controversy since an embargo was put in place by the United States in 1960. And while jumping on a plane for a beach vacation to Cuba is still out of the question, under new regulations, more Americans are now able to experience a…

The Sharing Economy: 5 Essential Safety Tips for a Safer Ride

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Getting a ride wherever and whenever you need it has never been easier thanks to sharing economy services like Uber and Lyft. But this ease and simplicity also presents some risks, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Read our tips below to keep yourself safe when using sharing economy services when you travel. Wait in a Safe…

Looking Ahead: 7 Business Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

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It’s that time of year when we’re looking ahead, thinking what the future might hold. And while we can’t predict the future, we do see 7 interesting industry trends that could play a significant role in shaping the business travel climate in 2016: 1) Sharing economy demand. It’s no secret that sharing economy services like…

Top Headlines in Travel: 2015 at a Glance

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From restoring ties in Cuba to debates about the sharing economy, 2015 has certainly been eventful. As the year comes to a close, we’ve gathered a list of some of the biggest travel headlines from this past year: Cuba: The year began with great news. The U.S. restored diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embassies opened…

This Year’s Top Trends in Study Abroad

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If you’re responsible for international travel risk management at your institution, you’ll probably find the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Open Doors Report to be a helpful resource. Published annually in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the report is comprised through surveys sent to approximately 3,000 accredited…

Q+A with Dr. Wheeler: A Look at Cuba’s Healthcare Landscape

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It’s no secret that more Americans are venturing to Cuba due to loosened restrictions and the reopening of the U.S. embassy earlier this year. In fact, according to Business Insider, the island has seen close to 40% more American visitors since this time period last year. With so many organizations and higher education institutions taking…

A Step Ahead: Sharing Economy Use During Business Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As the popularity of sharing economy services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb rises rapidly, people will inevitably start using these services on business trips (if they’re not doing so already). In preparation, employers are already adapting their existing travel policies to the new sharing economy, right? Well, not exactly… According to our recent national survey,…