Monthly Risk Spotlight: July

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Ebola Spreads to Neighboring Uganda From DRC Two cases of deaths due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were reported in Uganda in mid-June. Ever since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: June

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Recent Attacks in Benin and Burkina Faso Increase Instability in the Sahel Region In the past few months, terrorism in the Sahel region (mainly Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali) has increased, putting the…

LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Considerations and Resources

Author: Evan Garfield  Safety is a key concern for risk managers and travelers alike. For many organizations, attention is typically allocated to issues such as crime, terrorism, political instability, natural disasters, and health risks in preparation for travel. There is no question these are important areas to look at when assessing travel risk. However, there…

4 Fundamental Components of an Effective Travel Risk Management Program

Author: Jacob Newton The establishment and maintenance of an effective Travel Risk Management (TRM) program is a task that requires the attention and involvement of several stakeholders in order to meet the desired outcome: the safety of the travelers it’s intended to protect.  Furthermore, it can be tempting to implement a variety of available solutions…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: May

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Sudan – Political Uncertainty: The Way Forward The Sudanese socio-economic crisis that began in December 2018 culminated into a full-fledged political crisis on 11 April 2019 when the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir….

App-Based Homestay Services: Risk Mitigation Strategies

Author: Peter Barth When staying in foreign countries, travelers are increasingly turning to alternative forms of accommodations. App-based homestay services like Airbnb and VRBO are increasingly popular alternatives to hotels, especially for travelers operating on tighter budgets and those seeking a more immersive, cultural experience. Despite their popularity, many of these homestay accommodations do not…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: April

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Taiwan: Cross-Strait Relations and National Identity to be Central Themes in the Run-Up to Presidential Elections On March 18, a vocal proponent of Taiwan’s independence, Lai Ching-te, announced his intention of challenging the incumbent…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: March

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. The Americas Nicaragua – A Deepening Multi-Dimensional Crisis is Destabilizing the Country The intensifying public protests against the Ortega administration that started in 2018, after the introduction of unpopular pension reforms, has led to an economic…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: February

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Thailand Elections: Political Uncertainty and Military Control Likely to Continue On 22 January, the Election Commission of Thailand announced that the general election slated for 24 February would be postponed to 24 March. The…

The Latest Topics (and Hottest Trends) in Travel Risk Management

It can sometimes be a struggle to wrap your head around the current risk environment and where your organization has exposure—but we can help! On Call International’s Annual Global Risks Review, created by our team of highly-skilled Global Security Specialists, is for organizations like yours who want to stay informed on trending topics in risk…