Archives for March 2015

TRM 101: How to Test Your Emergency Response Protocols

Is your organization prepared to deal with a crisis abroad? Managing an incident without adequate preparation could lead to serious repercussions for not just your travelers, but also your organization. The good news? Proactive crisis management can help you meet your duty of care objectives and prevent issues from becoming even more serious. One way organizations…

Five Ways to Avoid Hidden Business Travel Costs

As a business traveler, you’re responsible for ensuring that your travel expenses are in line with your company’s expense guidelines. This can be especially important if you work for a small company or start-up as you need to save the company’s precious financial resources. But with hidden costs lurking everywhere from major airlines to car…

On Call in Action: Student is Victim of Criminal Activity Abroad…

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…

Holidays Around the World Part 3: Germany and Australia

We’ve taken a look at the official holidays observed in China, UAE and Brazil as well as Russia, India and Japan. Now, we’re traveling to Germany and Australia for an overview of the major holidays so that you’re better prepared for your business travels to these regions. Germany –Last year, business travel spending in Germany…

Public Transportation: A Safety Guide for Your Employees

A recent report published by The Victoria Transport Policy Institute found that public transportation is overall a safe mode of travel—in fact, their research says that total per capita traffic casualties tend to decrease as public transit utilization increases. Couple this with the fact that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of deaths…