Author: Christa Danisewicz

Warm Weather Roundup: Our Favorite Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

The 4th of July and summer vacations are upon us. Have fun this season and don’t forget to check out our advice to stay safe and healthy on your summer travels! Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy Plan Ahead: Don’t Let Summer Weather… Read more »

On Call in Action: Study Abroad Student Faces Legal Trouble

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: Study Abroad… Read more »

Travel Assistance and Your Company: 7 Common Myths (and Truths!) Behind Them

Travel assistance

Is travel assistance part of your employee benefit package? If it’s not, perhaps you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or how it works…or maybe you don’t think your company needs it. But the truth is, business travel doesn’t always go according to plan, and when it doesn’t, you and your employees need help… Read more »

Chikungunya: What Is It and Should You Be Worried?

Chikungunya virus

You’ve probably noticed that Chikungunya (pronounced “chik-un-GUHN-ya”), a viral illness spread by mosquitos, has recently attracted some extra media attention in the United States. The virus, more commonly found in Asia and Africa, has spread to a number of Caribbean islands and cases have even been reported on our home turf in Florida.  Health officials… Read more »

On Call in Action: Woman Fractures Foot at Sochi Olympics

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: Women Fractures… Read more »

What Is MERS and How Can I Prevent It?

MERS coronavirus

You may have noticed that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has been recently creeping back up in news. On May 2, 2014, the first US case of MERS was confirmed in a traveler from Saudi Arabia to the US. Since then more cases have… Read more »

2014 World Cup in Brazil: Health & Safety Advice for Travelers

Cheering soccer fans

Are you one of the lucky 140,000 Americans with tickets to the 2014 World Cup? With the event spanning twelve cities across Brazil, the country will be flooded with tourists and spectators from all over the world. The energy and excitement of this many people at a major sporting event makes for an amazing atmosphere,… Read more »

Business Etiquette Around the World: China

Shanghai China

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), China is expected to surpass the U.S. as the world’s most dominant business travel market as early as 2016. With Chinese business expected to be a growing revenue source for many U.S. companies, chances are you may find yourself in China in the near future. So if you’re… Read more »

On Call in Action: Student Burned While Studying in China

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 Student Burned… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Tips for Nervous Fliers

Sleeping on plane

We’ve all heard the facts: statistically speaking, flying is far safer than driving. Not only are airplanes continuously getting safer, but everyday activities from walking to driving are still considerably more dangerous than flying. In fact, according to the New York Times, a traveler could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be safe!  Rationally… Read more »