Archives for April 2014

On Call in Action: Student Burned While Studying in China

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…

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

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…

10 Simple Steps to Greener Business Travel

You’re probably already aware that Americans consume a disproportionate amount of the world’s resources. In fact, The United States has the largest per capita carbon emissions in the world with each person’s carbon footprint weighing in at a whopping 17.6 tons. Some additional perspective: as an American, you’re consuming as much energy as 31 of…

Business Etiquette Around the World: India

India, the world’s second most-populated nation after China, is projected to have one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. In fact, PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts India to nearly draw level with the United States by 2050. However, for Western travelers, doing business in India can be a bewildering experience. There are all kinds of nuances and…

Travel Assistance 101: What to Do If You Miss Your Flight

You know you can call us if you get sick or injured while traveling, but did you know you can also contact On Call for minor hiccups and inconveniences like a lost passport, stolen wallet or even a missed flight? Well, now you do! These are the types of things that aren’t life-threatening, but can be…