Author: Christa Danisewicz

Fall Travel: 4 Considerations for Business Travelers

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and we fall back into routines (no pun intended!), a variety of options present themselves to business travelers. Here are some things to consider if you’ll be traveling for work this fall: Take advantage of… Read more »

Customization & Travel Risk Management: A Winning Combo

It’s 2 a.m. when your phone rings. The head of your organization wants to know how many travelers are in Cairo. You turn on the news and see images of violent political demonstrations and civil unrest. Government and medical sources are reporting hundreds of people killed and several more wounded across the country. U.S. embassies and American citizens are at… Read more »

On Call in Action: Business Traveler Needs Trip Planning Advice

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… Read more »

12 Hacks That Will Make Your Business Trips Easier

Business traveler packing

Are you looking for ways to make your days on the road less hectic? Here are some of our favorite tips that will not only simplify your travels, but will make life on-the-go a little more enjoyable: 1. Pack a travel first-aid kit: Staying at a destination off-the-beaten path? Chances are you won’t find a… Read more »

How to Keep Your Belongings Safe When You Fly

baggage loss

In recent years, you may have heard stories of airport employees robbing unsuspecting travelers of their valuables while they pass through security checkpoints and metal detectors. Which makes you think: if security agents are stealing, what is going on amongst gate agents, baggage handlers and even fellow passengers? There’s no need to be paranoid and… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Keep Your Medications Safe in the Heat

Medication

Picture this: you’re visiting friends at their lake house when your allergies start acting up. You pop an over-the-counter pill — which usually gives you quick relief — but you still feel uncomfortable. In fact, after several more doses, the drug still has no effect. What gives? Think long and hard where your medication was… Read more »

Ebola: What is it and Should You Be Worried?

ebola

  Update as of 7/31/14, 2:25 p.m. EDT: The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning and urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. You may have noticed Ebola, a severe acute viral illness that is native to several African countries, creeping up in the… Read more »

On Call in Action: Traveler Gets Injured on Beach Vacation

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: This Month: Traveler Gets… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

Woman with sunscreen

Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on your skin when you’re exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, you won’t want to miss this… Read more »

Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel

Business travelers relax on a plane

After one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for many parts of the US, summer is finally in full swing — and with that, more Americans are itching to get away.  According to travel counselors surveyed by American Express Travel, 45% said their summer travel bookings are up compared with last year,  despite… Read more »