Archives for January 2018

On Call in Action: Dog Bite in Bali

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day:   Unfriendly Welcome in…

Top Trends in Study Abroad and Risk Management: 2017 Open Doors Recap

If you oversee international travel at your institution, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in study abroad can be a challenge. One fantastic resource is the Open Doors Report, published every year by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. This…

Business Etiquette Around the World [Round-up]  

Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of interacting with clients or colleagues in different countries is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs, and ways of thinking. However, navigating these cultural nuances can be a challenge for frequent and newbie travelers alike. To help employees prepare, we’ve compiled a list of our etiquette guides for some…

Why Your Organization Should Care About the Changes to Travel.State.Gov

Post updated on 4/12/18. Travelers heading abroad in 2018 may notice some new changes to the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website (i.e. travel.state.gov) and the travel alert process. In this blog, we’ll discuss what these changes are and how to interpret them, so that travel administrators, risk professionals, and individual travelers alike can…

7 Travel Risk Management Trends & Predictions for 2018

High-profile events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and medical crises continued to dominate headlines last year, making travel risk management planning and strategy an even greater priority for organizations in 2018. But amid all the chatter, how can risk professionals hone in on the themes that really matter to their travelers and their organizations?…