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How to Drive Safely While Traveling Abroad

According to the U.S. State Department, motor vehicle crashes — not terrorism, crime, infectious disease or plane travel — are the number one cause of death to healthy Americans traveling abroad. Often we’re out of our element when we’re far from home, sometimes causing us to forget common sense precautions that could save our lives…. Read more »

Turmoil in the Middle East…and How On Call International Can Help

The violence in the Middle East resulting from an anti-Islam film illustrates the need for adequate support when traveling abroad, and the difference that having travel assistance services can make in safely handling such explosive situations wherever you go. Here is some valuable information to keep in mind before and during your trip if you… Read more »

ACs: Your Lifeline to Medical, Security and Travel Assistance

Recently, we had a new graduating class of Assistance Coordinators (ACs). Congratulations to our newest ACs! Left to Right: Katie, Kim, Justin, Djenebou, Maria , Sarah, Kristin (Training Manager)                 Here at On Call International, our Assistance Coordinators are on the front lines helping travelers around the world,… Read more »

Six Safe Travel Tips for the Olympic Games in London

London, always a highly popular destination, will welcome a flood of visitors this summer as host of the 2012 Summer Olympics. If you plan to be among them, you’re probably well aware that the influx of spectators coupled with the usual tourist mobs will make for a crowded capital city. Luckily, we’ve put together some… Read more »

Protect Your Traveling Students, Faculty and Staff with Searchlight

Medical Emergencies. Natural Disasters. Political Unrest… As much as we don’t like to think about it, all of these issues could affect your academic institution’s traveling population. As your students, faculty, and staff navigate the world, you’re constantly asking yourself if there’s even more you could be doing to ensure that they — and you… Read more »

Travel Con Games + Travel Tips to Avoid Them

The following is a guest blog post from our friend and well-known travel expert, Rudy Maxa. You’re driving along a highway in Italy and a car pulls up beside side you beeping and pointing to your rear tire.  The concerned-looking driver’s gestures suggest you pull over to the side of the road. Don’t do it…. Read more »

Healthy Travel Tips for Pregnant Travelers

What to expect when you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child is always a hot topic of conversation for moms to be. Whether you’re traveling for a “babymoon” with your partner or hitting the road for business, you’re not alone. Many expectant moms don’t let pregnancy stop them from taking a trip. That’s… Read more »

Seven Tips for Employers with Traveling or Expatriate Employees

According to the U.S. Travel Association, business travelers make up approximately 20 percent of all travelers and there are 6.32 million Americans living overseas, in more than 160 countries. While life on the road can sometimes seem appealing from racking up frequent flier miles to overnights at popular hotels, true road warriors know that business… Read more »

12 Reasons for Travel Assistance in 2012

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Why not make an easy change that will improve your safety and well-being on your travels this year – all without breaking the bank? From the political crisis in Egypt, to the natural disasters in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2011 showed us that planning ahead is crucial to… Read more »

Top Travel Trends in 2012

Where will you be heading on your vacations in 2012? After a tough 2011, it might have been expected that leisure travel would be one of the areas experiencing cutbacks. Instead, experts predicting the top travel trends for 2012 report that expenditure on vacations is going to remain buoyant. Maybe it’s all that bad financial… Read more »