A Simple Guide to Travel Etiquette [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the most rewarding aspects of living, working, or studying abroad is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs, and ways of thinking. However, navigating these cultural nuances can be a challenge for many travelers. We’ve put together some simple travel etiquette guidelines— read and share the advice for safely and successfully adapting to new…

On Call in Action: Medical Emergency in Remote Area of Chile

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: Medical Emergency in Remote…

Monthly Security Risk Spotlight – December

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Americas Russia Attempts to Buoy Maduro Regime as Venezuela Collapses In December 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro met in Moscow to discuss their nations’ alliance. The result was an announcement that…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Americas The Oderbrecht Scandal Continues to Entangle Peru As time passes, the 2014 Brazilian corruption scandal, originally known as Operation Car Wash or the Oderbrecht Scandal, has continued to unravel throughout Latin America. This exposes just…

The Ultimate Dictionary of TRM Terms That You (and Your Organization) Should Know

Here on the On Call blog, we’ve covered all things travel risk management (TRM), with the goal of sharing information and resources that you will find helpful as you continue to enhance your organization’s travel health and safety initiatives. As part of this goal, we thought it would be useful to create a holistic ‘TRM…

Trends & Developments in Global Risk [Free Q3-2018 Report]

Want to get ahead of risks instead of being in “fire-fighting” mode? We can help! On Call’s Global Risk Update is just what you need for garnering insights that can help your organization meet its duty of care and better protect your traveling population. This Global Risk Update looks at the third quarter of 2018 to help…

Air Pollution: Should You (and Your Travelers) Be Worried?

Alarming fact: Air pollution is not only the biggest environmental health risk, but it is currently one of the most significant challenges for global public health, says the World Health Organization. In fact, they say air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world, with 9 out of 10 people breathing air…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad.   Americas Brazil’s Election Drama On Sunday October 7th, Brazil held the first round of the country’s presidential election. As the second round of the election looms on October 28th, the controversial right-wing candidate, Jair Bolsonaro,…

On Call in Action: Rooftop Accident in Brazil

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: Rooftop Accident in Brazil…

Study Abroad Etiquette: Brazil

Before students travel abroad, encourage them to brush up on their etiquette so they can comfortably adjust to their new surroundings. In this blog, we’re sharing tips to help your students embrace the local culture and avoid common etiquette mistakes in Brazil. Greetings and Punctuality Brazilians are known to be friendly, relaxed people and tend…