Holidays Around the World Part 2: Russia, India and Japan

Though the busiest holiday season has come to an end here in the U.S., many countries celebrate their major holidays throughout the rest of the year – some of which could impact your travels if you don’t plan accordingly. Our first post of this series focused on the official holidays observed in China, UAE and…

On Call in Action: Traveler Stranded at Airport Days Before Christmas

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…

Holidays Around the World Part 1: China, UAE and Brazil

In business, timing is everything – and before you go abroad, it’s important to learn what other countries consider an appropriate and respectful time of year to schedule your plans. With the U.S.’ holiday season in full-swing, we thought we’d take a look at some popular international business destinations and the major holidays they celebrate…

10 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Business Travelers

Need a holiday gift idea for the frequent business traveler in your life? (Or, are you a frequent business traveler looking to treat yourself?) Fear not – we’ve scouted some out-of-the-box, fun, and even practical gift ideas that will be sure to impress even the pickiest business traveler in your life. Happy shopping! What business…

On Call in Action: Students Encounter Political Unrest 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…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Holiday Business Travel Survival Guide

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner – and, with that, some of the busiest travel days of the year. If you have personal or business travel planned during this hectic season,  check out these helpful hints for surviving the holiday travel rush with your sanity—and holiday spirit—intact (our gift…

Ebola & Business Travel: What You Need to Know

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Ongoing news reports surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its implications for international travelers have led to some uncertainty about the current state of business travel. In fact, a recent online survey taken by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported that 80 percent of respondents said that the Ebola crisis had little…

On Call in Action: Expatriate Faces Trauma in Afghanistan

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…

5 Great International Hotel Ideas for Your Next Business Event

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If you’ve already read our post highlighting the Top 10 Trends for Corporate Meeting Planning, you know that choosing a great location and venue has become a top priority for meeting planners. In fact, a survey conducted by hospitality management company, Destination Hotels & Resorts, found that venue rates alone are no longer the clear-cut…

13 Dining Etiquette Tips for Your Next Business Meal

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Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or need to impress a client at a formal dinner, maintaining a professional image is important. However, dining in a business setting can sometimes be tricky. Never fear!  Here’s a refresher of business dining etiquette tips to help you mind your manners and make a good impression…