The Zika Virus and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

Zika has been making headlines lately, and for good reason. The virus, primarily transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has been linked to miscarriages and birth defects. The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency for International Concern and the CDC issued an Alert – Level 2 for travelers to affected areas. Want to know if you’re at risk for the…

On Call in Action: A Theft 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…

Football’s Championship Game: Important Travel Safety Precautions

With the most highly-anticipated football game of the year making its way to the San Francisco Bay Area on Feb. 7th, our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, has some important safety tips for organizations and their travelers attending the big game:     Think About the Weather:  California is known for its Mediterranean-like climate with warm,…

Webinar Recap: Mitigating Travel Risks with University Policies and Procedures

Recently we teamed up with URMIA to give international travel risk professionals an inside look at what a well-prepared study abroad candidate looks like. During this webinar, our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, drew from his 30+ years in security and risk management to provide insights on how to properly align policies, procedures and people…

Road Rules Around the World: Brazil

Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of healthy U.S. citizens who travel to foreign countries? Often we’re out of our comfort zones when traveling internationally, which can cause us to forget important safety precautions–not to mention laws and unspoken rules in other countries are often quite different from those…

5 Travel Risk Management Resolutions Your Organization Should Make This Year

If you’re looking for ways to enhance your organization’s travel risk management strategy, take action before you lose momentum (and motivation!). To help you get a quick start, we’re sharing five TRM resolutions we think your organization should make—and keep—this year:   1) Keep Security Top of Mind: The recent events in Paris have brought…