Flu Vaccine FAQs

Fall is in full swing and ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season.  According to the experts at flu.gov, seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October. This means one thing for folks who don’t want their travel plans derailed by the flu—get your

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What to Try, Where: A Guide to Regional Cuisines

According to a recent study conducted by Mandala Research and sponsored by the World Food Travel Association, 30% of tourists deliberately choose destinations based on the availability of activities related to local food and drink. Although selecting your destination may be out of your hands if you’re traveling for business, experiencing authentic local cuisine while

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Travel Assistance 101: How Does Natural Disaster Evacuation Work?

  In 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93% of which were weather-related disasters. In recent years, we have witnessed some unforgettable natural disasters that had a tremendous impact on travelers— the 2012 Typhoon in the Philippines, the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti (just to name a few). Encountering a natural

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On Call in Action: Lost Luggage on European Vacation

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: This Month: Traveler’s Luggage

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An Insider’s Guide to Fall Travel

The lazy days of summer have come and gone – along with the busy summer travel season. As temperatures drop and the kids go back to school, a variety of options open up for fall travelers. Before you pack up the car for a long weekend or embark on your next business trip, consider the

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LGBT Travel: Considerations & Resources for Trips Overseas

Attitudes towards LGBT travelers around the world can be very different from those in the United States. And while most LGBT travelers won’t encounter any problems abroad, the better prepared you are, the less likely you are to run into any issues. We hope the following information will help you plan for your next international

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Beat the Clock: Our Best Advice for Fighting Jetlag

Jetlag. It’s a travel reality we can all relate to—you get off a flight in a completely different time zone exhausted, sore and grumpy and all you want to do is go to bed. Instead, you’re committed to a full day of business meetings or jumping into a power-packed vacation. No one likes feeling jetlagged

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Going Against the Grain: Tips for Gluten-Free Travel

A gluten-free lifestyle can be challenging, and gluten-free travel is no exception. Whether you have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity or follow a gluten-free diet by choice, finding restaurants and grocery stores that cater to your needs can be tricky – and the consequences of unintentionally consuming foods with gluten could pose serious health challenges during

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Senior Citizen Travel: A Guide to Healthier, Safer & Less Hectic Trips

For many, your golden years mean retirement and plenty of time for travel and exploration—in fact, some seniors might say that traveling is their fountain of youth! However, as seniors, you can have a different perspective on travel as well as your own set of health and safety considerations. Luckily, there are some things you

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