Archives for October 2013

On Call in Action: Student Injures Ankle in Ecuador

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: This Month: Study Abroad Student Fractures…

Advice for Vegan Travelers: Europe Edition

Think it’s impossible to travel and stick to your vegan diet? Think again! With the right planning and troubleshooting, vegan travel can be easy as (vegan) pie. Vegetarianism – and veganism, especially – are not as prevalent in continental Europe as in the U.S. and UK, so finding vegan meals can be more challenging than…

Five Tips for Working Moms Who Travel

Business travel for working moms can sometimes be tough, especially if you have to be away from your children for an extended period of time. Whether you travel often or just once in a while, you, your kids and your partner are put to the test as soon as you leave for the airport. Here…

Traveling with Diabetes: How to Plan for a Healthier Trip

Are you one of the 5.8 million people in the U.S. (that’s 8.3% of the population!) with diabetes? If you are, that doesn’t mean you can’t travel! Yes, it’s true—changes in meal patterns, activity levels and time zones can affect your blood sugar levels, but with some good planning, your trip can still be still…

The Do’s & Don’ts of Car Rental

If you’ve ever traveled for business, chances are you may have had to rent a car. In fact, a recent study from Travel Leaders Group stated that more than half of the travelers surveyed requested a rental car while on a business trip. But, with all of the car rental options available, how do you…

No-SPAM TNI

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Flu Vaccine FAQs

Fall is in full swing and ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season.  According to the experts at flu.gov, seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October. This means one thing for folks who don’t want their travel plans derailed by the flu—get your…

What to Try, Where: A Guide to Regional Cuisines

According to a recent study conducted by Mandala Research and sponsored by the World Food Travel Association, 30% of tourists deliberately choose destinations based on the availability of activities related to local food and drink. Although selecting your destination may be out of your hands if you’re traveling for business, experiencing authentic local cuisine while…

Travel Assistance 101: How Does Natural Disaster Evacuation Work?

In 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93% of which were weather-related disasters. In recent years, we have witnessed some unforgettable natural disasters that had tremendous impact on travelers— the 2012 Typhoon in the Philippines, the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti (just to name a few). Encountering a natural disaster while…