Spring Break: A Security Review of Popular Destinations With Considerations for Students and Administrators

Post updated on 3/12/18. As universities continue to develop more robust travel risk management plans, they are often confronted with uncertainties that identify a need to further define the extent of their duty of care obligations. Throughout the course of an academic year, numerous situations can cause administrators to reevaluate their roles when it comes…

Contemporary Female Travel: Issues and Risk Strategies

Now, more than ever, organizations are challenged to effectively balance risk management while empowering female travelers to embrace the opportunities this world has to offer. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call recently teamed up with a diverse panel of experts to present a webinar on female traveler safety in context of modern issues, recent events,…

Growing Opportunities, Growing Risks: On Call’s 2017-2018 Global Risks Review

We know it can be a struggle to do the research needed to truly understand the risk environment and where your organization has exposure—and we can help! Our new Global Risks Review not only focuses on big picture issues such as natural disasters and this year’s many important elections, but also discusses specific topics such…

Traveling With Pets: Tips for a Safer (and Smoother) Trip Abroad

Author: Betsy Perry For many pet owners visiting or moving to another country, one of the most important considerations is how to take beloved creatures along. Fortunately, On Call Global Security Specialist Betsy Perry is here to help travelers through the process of preparing for a trip overseas with a pet. Betsy shares, “My cat…

Less Stress, Healthier Travel: Tips and Strategies for Organizations

Business travel can be frantic – riddled with early mornings, late nights and non-stop meetings, all without the normal comforts and routines experienced at home. In fact, according to our national survey, over a third of business travelers (36%) believe that work-related travel makes them more stressed than normal. And it’s easy to see why….

On Call in Action: Dog Bite in Bali

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day:   Unfriendly Welcome in…

Top Trends in Study Abroad and Risk Management: 2017 Open Doors Recap

If you oversee international travel at your institution, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in study abroad can be a challenge. One fantastic resource is the Open Doors Report, published every year by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. This…

Business Etiquette Around the World [Round-up]  

Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of interacting with clients or colleagues in different countries is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs, and ways of thinking. However, navigating these cultural nuances can be a challenge for frequent and newbie travelers alike. To help employees prepare, we’ve compiled a list of our etiquette guides for some…

Why Your Organization Should Care About the Changes to Travel.State.Gov

Post updated on 4/12/18. Travelers heading abroad in 2018 may notice some new changes to the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website (i.e. travel.state.gov) and the travel alert process. In this blog, we’ll discuss what these changes are and how to interpret them, so that travel administrators, risk professionals, and individual travelers alike can…

7 Travel Risk Management Trends & Predictions for 2018

High-profile events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and medical crises continued to dominate headlines last year, making travel risk management planning and strategy an even greater priority for organizations in 2018. But amid all the chatter, how can risk professionals hone in on the themes that really matter to their travelers and their organizations?…