Growing Opportunities, Growing Risks: On Call’s 2017-2018 Global Risks Review

We know it can be a struggle to do the research needed to truly understand the risk environment and where your organization has exposure—and we can help! Our new Global Risks Review not only focuses on big picture issues such as natural disasters and this year’s many important elections, but also discusses specific topics such…

Traveling With Pets: Tips for a Safer (and Smoother) Trip Abroad

Author: Betsy Perry For many pet owners visiting or moving to another country, one of the most important considerations is how to take beloved creatures along. Fortunately, On Call Global Security Specialist Betsy Perry is here to help travelers through the process of preparing for a trip overseas with a pet. Betsy shares, “My cat…

Less Stress, Healthier Travel: Tips and Strategies for Organizations

Business travel can be frantic – riddled with early mornings, late nights and non-stop meetings, all without the normal comforts and routines experienced at home. In fact, according to our national survey, over a third of business travelers (36%) believe that work-related travel makes them more stressed than normal. And it’s easy to see why….

On Call in Action: Dog Bite in Bali

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:   Unfriendly Welcome in…

Top Trends in Study Abroad and Risk Management: 2017 Open Doors Recap

If you oversee international travel at your institution, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in study abroad can be a challenge. One fantastic resource is the Open Doors Report, published every year by the Institute of International Education in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. This…

Business Etiquette Around the World [Round-up]  

Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of interacting with clients or colleagues in different countries is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs, and ways of thinking. However, navigating these cultural nuances can be a challenge for frequent and newbie travelers alike. To help employees prepare, we’ve compiled a list of our etiquette guides for some…

Why Your Organization Should Care About the Changes to Travel.State.Gov

Post updated on 1/19/18.   Travelers heading abroad in 2018 may notice some new changes to the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website (i.e. travel.state.gov) and the travel alert process. In this blog, we’ll discuss what these changes are and how to interpret them, so that travel administrators, risk professionals, and individual travelers alike…

On Call in Action: Financial Troubles in Kenya

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:   Financial Troubles in Kenya A…

Chronic Illness and Travel: Preparation Strategies and Advice From Our Chief Medical Officer

According to the CDC, as of 2012, roughly half of all adults had one or more chronic health conditions.  As an organization sending individuals abroad, it’s your duty of care (i.e. your moral and legal responsibility) to prepare and protect all of your travelers. It’s also important to consider spending a bit of extra time…

Natural Disaster Planning and Crisis Management

Author: Benjamin Longworth  Natural disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes are one of the key threats to travelers abroad. While you may already have some preparations in place to protect your travelers’ safety, consider some of the often-overlooked steps your organization should also take to help mitigate risk for these types of events. When planning…