Proactive Crisis Response Planning: Why it Matters During a Natural Disaster

On April 25th, 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, followed by another quake on May 12th. The disaster killed more than 8,000 people, destroyed villages and left thousands stranded without access to basic necessities. This initial quake was the deadliest earthquake to strike the region since 1934. Many organizations found themselves struggling to…

Travel Trend Report: The Rise of the “Bleisure” Traveler

What do you get when you mix business and leisure travel? The growing trend of bleisure travel (aka, bizcations) isn’t just taking time out from a business trip to relax; but rather, it’s the act of rolling business trips and vacations into one. For example, a savvy bleisure traveler with an upcoming trip to Paris…

How to Plan a Business Trip…With Your Kids

As business and personal life become more blended for the modern worker, taking family on a “bleisure” trip is becoming more popular for working parents. This can be a great way to spend time with the kids and explore new destinations with them – as long as you can also get your work done. If…

Holidays Around the World Part 5: Spain

We’ve taken you around the world to places like China and Brazil as well as Russia and Japan to educate you on some of the holidays celebrated in these regions. Our latest post in this series focused on Germany and Australia. Now let’s travel to Spain so you can prepare yourself for wherever your business…

Private Accommodations Rentals: 5 Tips for a Safe (and Legal) Stay

A popular trend in the business travel world, sites like Airbnb allow people to rent rooms in someone’s home, cottage or apartment for low nightly rates. Budget-conscious companies are embracing these services, and their travelers who prefer the comforts of home (and the ability to live like a local!) aren’t complaining. However, if your company…

On Call in Action: DVT on Long-Haul Flight

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: Felicia*, a…

Business Etiquette Around the World: Japan

With business travel expected to grow more than 3% in the next year, you may find yourself traveling more frequently. As the market continues to improve, don’t be surprised if your next trip is to Japan. The country is home to the third-largest economy and has seen steady growth since the end of the recession….

7 Great Apps for International Business Travelers

Business travel is not always as glamorous as it may seem. In a recent survey, business travelers were found to experience as much as 6.9 hours of stress per trip! That’s valuable time that could be better spent resting or working. With our list of some of the best apps for international business travel, your…

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…

Make Sure It’s Legal and 5 Other Safe Taxi Tips for Your Employees

Traveling by taxi is generally a safe alternative to driving or even walking in an unfamiliar destination, but like any other form of transportation, it’s not entirely without risk. Make sure your travelers keep these crucial tips in mind when traveling by taxi, mini cab or other private hire vehicles: 1) Make Sure It’s Legal:…