Archives for December 2015

Top Headlines in Travel: 2015 at a Glance

From restoring ties in Cuba to debates about the sharing economy, 2015 has certainly been eventful. As the year comes to a close, we’ve gathered a list of some of the biggest travel headlines from this past year: Cuba: The year began with great news. The U.S. restored diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embassies opened…

Our Favorite Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are here! Since it’s the season for giving, we’re sharing our favorite tips on how to stay safe, healthy and stress-free during your holiday travels: Air Travel 8 Productive Tips for Long Layovers Air Travel Etiquette: 5 Ways to Be a Better Passenger Air Travel Etiquette: 5 (More) Ways to Be a Better…

On Call in Action: Accident on Holiday Break

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…

This Year’s Top Trends in Study Abroad

If you’re responsible for international travel risk management at your institution, you’ll probably find the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Open Doors Report to be a helpful resource. Published annually in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the report is comprised through surveys sent to approximately 3,000 accredited…

Air Travel Etiquette: 5 (More) Ways to Be a Better Passenger

In an era where airplane seats are getting smaller and personal space is gold, it’s no secret air travel can be stressful at times (oh come on, don’t you love being trapped in a vessel the size of a preschool classroom with a bunch of strangers?). Sometimes so stressful we find ourselves reverting to old…