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…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: December

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Americas Russia Attempts to Buoy Maduro Regime as Venezuela Collapses In December 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro met in Moscow to discuss their nations’ alliance. The result was an announcement that…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Americas The Oderbrecht Scandal Continues to Entangle Peru As time passes, the 2014 Brazilian corruption scandal, originally known as Operation Car Wash or the Oderbrecht Scandal, has continued to unravel throughout Latin America. This exposes just…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad.   Americas Brazil’s Election Drama On Sunday October 7th, Brazil held the first round of the country’s presidential election. As the second round of the election looms on October 28th, the controversial right-wing candidate, Jair Bolsonaro,…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: September

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Americas Developments in the U.S.-Cuba Relationship On August 23rd, 2018, the U.S. State Department downgraded the travel advisory for Cuba from a Level 3: Reconsider Travel, to a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution. Many view this…