Author: Jacqueline Coffin

What Makes a Well Prepared Study Abroad Candidate?

We recently hosted a webinar, Mitigating Travel Risks with University Policies and Procedures, in conjunction with URMIA, as part of their Risky Business Week. In this webinar our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, discussed the characteristics of a well-prepared study abroad candidate and what universities can do to help mitigate risks when students travel abroad…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Top Headlines in Travel: 2015 at a Glance

From restoring ties in Cuba to debates about the sharing economy, 2015 has certainly been eventful. As the year comes to a close, we’ve gathered a list of some of the biggest travel headlines from this past year: Cuba: The year began with great news. The U.S. restored diplomatic ties with Cuba. The embassies opened… Read more »

Surviving Holiday Travel: A Guide for Your Employees

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, but they can be particularly stressful for business travelers. Travel takes a toll on their bodies and minds, and a recent study showed a 20% drop in work ethic due to lack of sleep. Whether your employees are traveling for business or pleasure this season, help… Read more »

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Travel: Common FAQs

One of the most overlooked travel illnesses is deep vein thrombosis, aka DVT. Roughly 1 in 1,000 people will experience DVT each year, and research has shown that anyone sitting in one place for longer than four hours, such as during a long flight, can be at risk.  The CDC is working to raise awareness,… Read more »

Malaria and Travel: Are You at Risk?

In 2013, there were 198 million cases of malaria and over 500,000 deaths. Malaria is prevalent throughout the world in tropical and subtropical countries, particularly Africa and South America. And while the disease can be fully treated if caught early enough, there are actually several preventative measures travelers can take to prevent Malaria in the… Read more »

LGBT Safety Advice for International Business Travelers

Post last updated on 8/22/2016. Attitudes and laws toward the LGBT community around the world can be very different from those in the United States. And while most LGBT travelers won’t experience any issues abroad, without proactive planning your LGBT travelers—and your organization—could be at risk. Share this information with your LGBT travelers to help them prepare… Read more »

Adapting and Aligning Your Company’s TRM Strategy to the New Sharing Economy

With sharing economy services like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb gaining popularity, it’s no surprise that these companies are beginning to cater to business travelers. Yet, according to our latest national survey* only 12% of business travelers have used a ride sharing service, and only 4% have stayed in accommodations booked through Airbnb. When asked what… Read more »

Top International Destinations for Corporate Meeting Planners

It’s that time of year again! Summer is on its way out and we’re headed into the busy conference season. We’ve talked about health and safety planning for your meetings as well as some top planning trends, but how do you know where to hold your next, big meeting? Check out these great international destinations… Read more »