*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,… Read more »
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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,… Read more »
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,… Read more »
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”… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Exclusive Travel Assistance Flash Sale Code Now Available!
This week, On Call International is celebrating the one- year anniversary of our Single Trip, Annual, and Academic Memberships, and we’d like you to join in the excitement! Missed the details? Check our sale announcement to learn more. Use the code in our exclusive, one-hour flash sale on August 26th. At 2 pm ET, 11am… Read more »
Tips to Prepare for Your Study Abroad Travels
As we head into back-to-school season, many college students are prepping for semesters abroad. If studying abroad is on your schedule this school year, here are some tips as you pack and plan your trip. * Take brand name products you can’t live without. This is especially important if you’re traveling to Africa, Asia and… Read more »
Advice and Tips for London-bound Travelers
For the past several days, rioting and looting in London has been widespread. While the U.S. State Department has not issued any Travel Alerts or Travel Warnings for visitors to the U.K., On Call recommends that travelers avoid visiting retail centers and follow the advice and emergency public service announcements from authorities. Additional violence is… Read more »