Securing Leadership Commitment for Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management Programs

Author: Jacob Newton Securing active leadership support for your organization’s Travel Risk Management (TRM) initiatives is critical. Organizations invest numerous resources into travel annually, and the potential impact of emergencies can be catastrophic. Furthermore, engagement by the individual traveler in the TRM program can be the most difficult to accomplish, but is pivotal because they are…

Dating Apps and Travel: Safety Advice & Considerations

Author: Peter Barth Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are increasingly more popular, including amongst travelers. Users report that in addition to facilitating dates in unfamiliar places, these apps can be an excellent way to become more familiar with their destinations. Risk managers and travel administrators should take the popularity of dating apps into…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Indonesia Grapples With the Economic and Health-related Fall-outs of Massive Forest Fires Toxic smog resulting from forest fires on a greater than usual scale engulfed the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore…

The 5 Personnel Recovery Tasks: What They Are and Why They’re Crucial for Travel Risk Management Programs

Author: Jacob Newton Indicated in the graphic, the five PR tasks are embedded into the Execution phase of the spectrum.  All preparation, planning and adaptation of a TRM program must focus on better performing these 5 execution tasks because this is when lives are at risk. For the U.S. Military, “the sum of military, diplomatic,…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: September

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Hong Kong: Protests in Hong Kong Show No Sign of Abating: Will China Intervene? The twelve weeks of protests in Hong Kong are starting to have a significant impact on both business and travel…

Rugby World Cup 2019: Important Travel Safety Information & Recommendations

Author: Eric White The Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place in Japan for the first time in the tournament’s history. Matches are planned in twelve separate stadiums from September 20th to November 2nd.  Four hundred thousand foreign tourists are predicted to arrive in Japan for the games, and by following the advice and suggestions…

6 Real Travel Scams: How to Identify and Prevent Them

Author: Evan Garfield  For many people, international travel presents an opportunity for new experiences, insights, and adventures. However, it can also present an opportunity for criminals and swindlers to prey on those they perceive as easy targets and take advantage of travelers’ unfamiliarity with the local area. Here at On Call International, one of our…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: August

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  China’s Oppressive “Surveillance State” in Xinjiang Province At the session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2019, ambassadors of 22 countries joined in drafting a letter to express concern about China’s human…

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…