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Monthly Risk Spotlight: June 2022

AMERICAS New President, New Colombia? On Sunday, June 19, Colombia held its Presidential runoff elections. The election pitted two very different populists against each other, with both considered anti-establishment by traditional Colombia political elites. Gustavo Petro received more than 50% of the vote over challenger Rodolfo Hernandez and will become Colombia’s next President. Petro’s election

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Travel Health Update With On Call’s Chief Medical Officer: Summer 2022

As COVID restrictions continue to ease across the globe, many experts are predicting one of the busiest summer travel seasons on record. Curious about how to prepare for a safe and healthy trip this summer? Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michelle Nathan, weighs in on COVID, Monkeypox, and her overall sentiments on the current travel

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LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Information, Considerations and Resources

For many organizations, much attention is allocated to risks such as crime, political instability, natural disasters and health risks in preparation for travel. There is no question these are important areas to look at when assessing travel risk. However, there is also a need for awareness regarding travel safety and security for LGBTQ+ travelers and

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2022

AMERICAS Cyber Risk and Preparedness in Latin America On 27 April, the Russian cybercrime group, Conti, announced that it had hacked the Peruvian Dirrección General de Inteligencia (National Directorate of Intelligence) and would release sensitive information if payment was not made. This comes after Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Finance servers were

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What is Travel Risk Management? [Video]

Every organization, large or small, has a duty of care to protect their travelers wherever they may be. One of the most important things to remember is that Travel Risk Management (TRM) doesn’t just involve your organization’s response to major incidents and global pandemics. An effective travel risk management strategy will also help you prepare

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4 Common Travel Risk Management Planning Pitfalls (And How to Avoid Them!)

Like any global crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in travel risk management (TRM) plans as scenarios sketched out on paper played out just a little different than expected in real life. Several common TRM ‘planning pitfalls’ can be identified from this globally shared experience which forced many risk managers to learn on their feet

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Helping Travelers Every Day: Global Emergency Assistance Snapshot

From medical and security emergencies to more common concerns like a delayed flight or missing passport—here at On Call, every phone call (or live chat, text, or email!) we receive is an opportunity to help someone get prepared for travel or solve a problem while they’re away. Read our latest global emergency assistance snapshot for

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: April 2022

AMERICAS Global Prices Spark Unrest in Peru Peru is facing significant unrest as protesters have clashed with police and disrupted overland transit throughout much of country, including Lima and Ica, since late March. The story of how these protests were initiated and progressed is one of multiple chain reactions and exhibits how in a globalized

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A Fresh Start: 10 Tips for More Sustainable Travel

As travel continues to recover from the pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity to start fresh and choose a more sustainable path forward. So on this Earth Day (and every day!), let’s have a look at 10 ways you and your travelers can help contribute to a greener planet. 1. Choose Greener Flight Options –

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