Archives for January 2015

Get These Now: 10 Must-Have Apps for the Business Traveler

According to a 2014 Google survey of 1,500 business travelers, 63% of respondents admitted to using apps to help their business travel experience. But with all of the app choices on the market, it’s hard to know which ones could actually make a difference. Luckily, we put together the following list of apps that can…

On Call in Action: Emergency Appendectomy After Super Bowl

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…

Travel Assistance 101: What is a Rescue Nurse?

You’re at a high-stress business meeting in Hong Kong and you start to experience chest pain. You need immediate cardiac intervention (good thing you had On Call to refer you to an appropriate local facility with cardiac catheterization capabilities!) and after you’ve recuperated enough to begin rehab, you would like to return home to continue…

Trends in Study Abroad: 2014 Open Doors Recap

The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released the 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Open Doors, which is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is a comprehensive informational resource on international students studying at academic institutions in the U.S., as…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Essential Tips for Safe Winter Travel

The Old Farmer’s Almanac  predicts that the winter of 2015 will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the US. “Be prepared,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. “There’s plenty in the forecast to cause all sorts of mayhem.” Don’t have the time (or patience!) for mayhem? We don’t…

Holidays Around the World Part 2: Russia, India and Japan

Though the busiest holiday season has come to an end here in the U.S., many countries celebrate their major holidays throughout the rest of the year – some of which could impact your travels if you don’t plan accordingly. Our first post of this series focused on the official holidays observed in China, UAE and…

7 TRM Resolutions to Make (and Keep!) this Year

No matter what your company’s travel risk management (TRM) goals may be, you’ll want to take action before you lose momentum. To help you get a quick start, here are 7 resolutions we think any risk professional should vow to make—and keep—through the new year. Set Benchmarks: You recognize that when an employee travels as…