Travel Risk Management 101: Working Effectively With Your Organization’s Emergency Assistance Provider

This article was submitted by guest contributor, Marcia Henisz, former Senior Director of International Health, Safety and Security at Drexel University and Principal and Founder of SASSIE Consulting. Her work focuses on the management and mitigation of international risk for academic travelers, including helping clients with incident response, strategy, policy development and education of travelers.

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Travel Health Update With On Call’s Chief Medical Officer: COVID-19 Boosters

As COVID-19 regulations continue to ease across the globe, many travelers are looking for enhanced protection against the disease. According to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Nathan, “Staying up to date on vaccines, including boosters, is the most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. Since vaccine protection decreases over time, getting a

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Helping Travelers, Every Day: Security Evacuations in Hong Kong

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping

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Helping Travelers, Every Day: Security Assistance in Myanmar

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: September 2022

AMERICAS Upcoming Presidential Election in Brazil After four years with Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazil is scheduled to hold elections on Sunday, October 2 to select a new President. This vote, which also elects the National Congress and take place simultaneously with state legislative/executive elections, looms large as two controversial candidates compete to be reelected.

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Travel Risk Management 101: What is an Emergency Action Plan?

Before an organization sends travelers overseas, it is essential to have disaster and emergency response protocols in place. When travelers are involved in a crisis, several organizational decisions are necessary to help ensure a response is carried out in a timely and effective manner. This becomes even more vital when travelers are headed to high-risk

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Helping Travelers Every Day: Global Emergency Assistance Snapshot

From medical and security emergencies to more common concerns like a delayed flight or missing passport—here at On Call, every phone call (or live chat, text, or email!) we receive is an opportunity to help someone get prepared for travel or solve a problem while they’re away. Read our latest global emergency assistance snapshot for

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Female Traveler Safety: Preparation Tips and Strategies

Female travelers can face unique security risks when traveling, and mitigating those risks begins prior to departure. Share this helpful information with your female travelers headed abroad to help ensure their trips are safe and successful. Note: Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, anyone can take the advice in this piece, but those who identify

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LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Information, Considerations and Resources

For many organizations, much attention is allocated to risks such as crime, 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 is also a need for awareness regarding travel safety and security for LGBTQ+ travelers and

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