Tag: current events

Ebola & Business Travel: What You Need to Know


Ongoing news reports surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its implications for international travelers have led to some uncertainty about the current state of business travel. In fact, a recent online survey taken by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported that 80 percent of respondents said that the Ebola crisis had little… Read more »

Ebola: What is it and Should You Be Worried?


  Update as of 7/31/14, 2:25 p.m. EDT: The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning and urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. You may have noticed Ebola, a severe acute viral illness that is native to several African countries, creeping up in the… Read more »

On Call in Action: Woman Fractures Foot at Sochi Olympics

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: Women Fractures… Read more »

2014 World Cup in Brazil: Health & Safety Advice for Travelers

Cheering soccer fans

Are you one of the lucky 140,000 Americans with tickets to the 2014 World Cup? With the event spanning twelve cities across Brazil, the country will be flooded with tourists and spectators from all over the world. The energy and excitement of this many people at a major sporting event makes for an amazing atmosphere,… Read more »

Winter Olympics: Health & Safety Resources for Travelers

Skating arena in Sochi, Russia

Recently, the Olympic Torch visited On Call on its way to Sochi, Russia. We had a great time hosting it and wish we could have followed it all the way there — after all, Sochi is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations! For those of… Read more »

A Look Back: Top Travel Headlines of 2013

From the security crisis in Egypt to the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, 2013 certainly was neck and neck with last year in terms of noteworthy travel headlines.  As December comes to an end, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most significant travel stories that shook the world this past year: Security… Read more »

Security Situation in Egypt…and How On Call Can Help

The security situation in Egypt continues to be unstable following President Mohamed Morsi’s refusal to step down despite a 48-hour deadline imposed by the military.  Millions of protesters have participated in nationwide protests calling for Morsi’s removal since June 30th–these demonstrations have turned violent in a number of areas as opposition groups clash with rival… Read more »