On Call Celebrates 18 Years

On Call International is 18 years old! It’s been our pleasure to help travelers in need for nearly two decades. The On Call team celebrated aboard The Seaport Elite II and enjoyed safe and happy travels of our own with a scenic cruise around Boston Harbor. Check out the photos below to join the celebration…

On Call in Action: Heart Complications on Caribbean Cruise

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…

Summer Travel Round-Up: Our Best Advice for End-of-Season Trips

We hate to admit it, but summer is ending just as quickly as it arrived – but thankfully, it’s not over just yet! Last year, AAA Travel projected 33 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend.  With gas prices finally leveling off around the country, travel trends may…

BRIC: Emerging Business Travel Trends in the ‘Big Four’

Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four countries comprise more than 2.8 billion people, 40% of the world’s population, and cover more than one-fourth of the world’s land area—not to mention, they account for more than 25% of the global GDP. No wonder business travel is booming in these nations and it doesn’t appear to…

Study Abroad Part 2: Five Tips for a Safe Trip

In Part One of our series, we offered tips on staying healthy when you study abroad. In addition to your healthy habits, you should also be aware of some safety concerns you could encounter while you’re away from home. Since a new school year is just around the corner, in Part Two, we’re sharing the…

Travel Health Update: The New Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) FAQs

You may have been hearing a lot in the news lately about a disease called the coronavirus that has been cropping up around the world.  The new coronavirus, which experts recently named MERS-CoV or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, first emerged in Saudi Arabia in the Spring of 2012. Since then, it has spread to…

Studying Abroad Part 1: Five Tips for a Healthy Trip

With summer coming to an end and back-to-school season quickly approaching, many college students are preparing for a semester or year abroad.  In fact, the number of study abroad students is at an all-time high. According to the annual Open Doors Report, approximately 274,000 American students traveled abroad during the 2010-2011 school year. If you’re…

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do if Your Wallet is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

Losing your wallet—especially while traveling—can be nerve-wracking, frustrating and costly.  While that’s not a situation anyone would like to experience first-hand, if you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a lot easier on yourself. If you’re an On Call member, contact us right away and we’ll help you through it….