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5 Top Study Abroad Destinations: A Travel Security Review

With a new semester starting soon, now is a great time to take a closer look at what academic institutions need to consider when preparing students for a complex travel security climate. Global trends are shifting and creating the need to assess specific security concerns in every region of the world, including countries that are… Read more »

Airport Security: ‘New World’ Considerations for Your Travelers

In the wake of tragic recent events like the Istanbul and Brussels airport attacks, airport security is a real—and valid—concern for organizations and their travelers. According to our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, “These attacks will continue to impact the way we look at airport security; and correspondingly, risk professionals need to be imaginative about… Read more »

Travel and Technology: 5 Tips for Data Security on the Road

A recent survey of professionals from 515 organizations in 56 countries worldwide said that data security is expected to have the biggest impact on their travel programs this year. Given the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, these results are hardly surprising but have many organizations wondering: how can we minimize our data security risks? Ensure… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How a Medical Evacuation Works

Sometimes we travel to places where the quality of medical care isn’t the same as what we’re accustomed to in the U.S. According to our Transportation Manager, Juan Ives, “If a member needs critical medical care while they’re away, our main goal is to ensure they’re treated in a facility that is properly staffed and… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: What is a Rescue Nurse?

You’re at a high-stress business meeting in Hong Kong and you start to experience chest pain. You need immediate cardiac intervention (good thing you had On Call to refer you to an appropriate local facility with cardiac catheterization capabilities!) and after you’ve recuperated enough to begin rehab, you would like to return home to continue… Read more »

Domestic Assistance: A Key Component of Your Travel Risk Management Strategy

Do you ever think about what your travelers would do—and the resources that are available to them—in the event of a domestic travel emergency? When organizations think of travel risks, they often think of the issues that could creep up when people are traveling abroad. But the truth is, emergencies can happen anywhere and it’s… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: Common Travel Fears and How On Call Can Help (Part 2)

You’ve read our first round-up of common travel fears and how On Call can help. However, there are a few more fears we hear that keep some travelers up at night. Keep calm and travel on:   What if I lose my passport? If your passport is lost or stolen when traveling abroad, your first action… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: Common Travel Fears and How On Call Can Help (Part 1)

Whether you’re new to travel or a seasoned road warrior, most people have at least one thing that worries them when they leave home(and it’s not just fear of flying). Here is our first round-up of common trip-related fears we hear from novice travelers and professional jet-setters alike and how On Call members can turn to… Read more »

Travel Assistance and Your Company: 7 Common Myths (and Truths!) Behind Them

Is travel assistance part of your employee benefit package? If it’s not, perhaps you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or how it works…or maybe you don’t think your company needs it. But the truth is, business travel doesn’t always go according to plan, and when it doesn’t, you and your employees need help… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How to Use On Call’s Concierge Service

Imagine: You just booked a last-minute trip to London for a meeting with an important new customer. You need to take your clients to dinner the night before, followed by a show at the Lyceum Theatre. Unfortunately, you’re not familiar with the city or its restaurants, and you have no time to research. Everything needs… Read more »