Tag: business travel

Travel Trend Alert: Corporate VolunTOURism

Volunteering to help people in need combined with traveling to faraway places is gaining in popularity. In fact, with more than 1.6 million people spending over $2 billion a year, “voluntourism” (aka social impact tourism) is claiming its spot as one of the fastest-growing travel trends today.  This trend also helps corporations, employees and volunteer… Read more »

Fit to Fly: 5 Tips for Healthier, More Productive Travelers

Are your employees ‘fit to fly?’ (or should we say …unfit from flying?). It’s no secret that business travel can be disruptive to employees’ regular sleep, exercise and eating routines–all of which can take a toll on their overall health and well-being. Unhealthy travel habits can also lead to less productive employees and can hurt… Read more »

Earth-Friendly Travel: How to Reduce Your Organization’s Carbon Footprint

Recently, Americans have been experiencing unpredictable weather such as drastic drops in temperature followed by weeks of warm weather. Many have been concerned by the temperature change and the potential effects of global warming. Let’s take a closer look at how your organization’s travel programs could make a difference in your carbon footprint. How is my organization… Read more »

The Sharing Economy: 5 Essential Safety Tips for a Safer Ride

Getting a ride wherever and whenever you need it has never been easier thanks to sharing economy services like Uber and Lyft. But this ease and simplicity also presents some risks, especially in unfamiliar surroundings. Read our tips below to keep yourself safe when using sharing economy services when you travel. 1. Wait in a… Read more »

Looking Ahead: 7 Business Travel Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s that time of year when we’re looking ahead, thinking what the future might hold. And while we can’t predict the future, we do see 7 interesting industry trends that could play a significant role in shaping the business travel climate in 2016: 1) Sharing economy demand. It’s no secret that sharing economy services like… Read more »

Surviving Holiday Travel: A Guide for Your Employees

The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, but they can be particularly stressful for business travelers. Travel takes a toll on their bodies and minds, and a recent study showed a 20% drop in work ethic due to lack of sleep. Whether your employees are traveling for business or pleasure this season, help… Read more »

On Call in Action: Broken Wrist in Tokyo

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: Fernando* and… Read more »

A Step Ahead: Sharing Economy Use During Business Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the popularity of sharing economy services like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb rises rapidly, people will inevitably start using these services on business trips (if they’re not doing so already). In preparation, employers are already adapting their existing travel policies to the new sharing economy, right? Well, not exactly… According to our recent national survey,… Read more »

Three (More) Emerging Trends That Could Affect Your Company’s Travel Policy

If your staff has been getting from Point A to Point B without any monumental issues, perhaps there’s no motivation to address your company’s current travel policy. However, why not be proactive and make a few updates before something actually goes wrong? Last month we talked about risky behaviors, bleisure and the sharing economy and… Read more »