Turmoil in the Middle East…and How On Call International Can Help

The violence in the Middle East resulting from an anti-Islam film illustrates the need for adequate support when traveling abroad, and the difference that having travel assistance services can make in safely handling such explosive situations wherever you go. Here is some valuable information to keep in mind before and during your trip if you…

Six Safe Travel Tips for the Olympic Games in London

London, always a highly popular destination, will welcome a flood of visitors this summer as host of the 2012 Summer Olympics. If you plan to be among them, you’re probably well aware that the influx of spectators coupled with the usual tourist mobs will make for a crowded capital city. Luckily, we’ve put together some…

Protect Your Traveling Students, Faculty and Staff with Searchlight

Medical Emergencies. Natural Disasters. Political Unrest… As much as we don’t like to think about it, all of these issues could affect your academic institution’s traveling population. As your students, faculty, and staff navigate the world, you’re constantly asking yourself if there’s even more you could be doing to ensure that they — and you…

12 Reasons for Travel Assistance in 2012

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Why not make an easy change that will improve your safety and well-being on your travels this year – all without breaking the bank? From the political crisis in Egypt, to the natural disasters in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2011 showed us that planning ahead is crucial to…

On Call A Day in the Life of an On Call Assistance Coordinator

*This post was guest written by former On Call International Assistance Coordinator Hayley Mackay December already! It’s a month full of snow and ice (depending on where you live), good food and the holidays. The average American family is taking time off to visit friends and family. The bags are packed, the dog is kenneled,…

Medical Monitoring – A Life-Saving Service

As a travel assistance company, we help thousands of travelers every year with medical incidents they’ve encountered while on vacation, business trips, or while working or studying abroad. In fact, we oversee more than 7,000 medical cases every year. Many of those cases result in medical evacuation or other medical transportation, while in other cases,…

Share Your Story Contest!

We like hearing interesting travel stories, and we like giving people free travel assistance. What does that mean for you? You have the chance to share your travel story with us and be entered to win a free (yes, free) Annual Membership! If you’ve ever been in a tricky travel situation, even a life-threatening one,…

What is Medical Evacuation?

We get this question all the time: What exactly is medical evacuation? And how does it work, and why or when do I need this coverage? Today, we’ll help you understand this technical term and why this life-saving benefit should matter to you. So, what is medical evacuation (sometimes also referred to as “med evac”…

Top 5 Reasons Travel Agents Should Offer On Call Memberships

We just returned from the Travel Retailing and Destination Expo, hosted by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA). We had a blast talking to agents and networking with others in the travel industry, as well as sharing with everyone just why having travel assistance is so important for every trip! Many people rely on…

Tips for Safe and Fun Labor Day Travel

The end of summer is upon us. As everyone prepares for cooler weather and back to school, many are planning Labor Day trips for summer’s last hurrah. Whether you’re planning a long weekend of camping, visiting the beach, or staying with family, here are some tips to help make sure your travels are safe and…