Tag: safe travel

Dating Apps and Travel: Safety Advice & Considerations

Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are increasingly more popular, including amongst travelers. Users report that in addition to facilitating dates in unfamiliar places, these apps can be an excellent way to become more familiar with their destinations. Risk managers and travel administrators should take the popularity of dating apps into account when educating… Read more »

6 Real Travel Scams: How to Identify and Prevent Them

For many people, international travel presents an opportunity for new experiences, insights, and adventures. However, it can also present an opportunity for criminals and swindlers to prey on those they perceive as easy targets and take advantage of travelers’ unfamiliarity with the local area. Here at On Call International, one of our top priorities is… Read more »

How Does Your Institution Stack Up? Travel Risk Management in Higher Education

The results are in! On Call International recently conducted an in-depth, qualitative Travel Risk Management survey to help institutions like yours identify best practices, proactively understand strengths and gaps within their current education abroad programs, and benefit from benchmarking data for comparative purposes. And now, we’re excited to announce that our resulting Benchmarking Study: Travel… Read more »

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… Read more »

Protests and Demonstrations: Traveler Safety and Preparation Advice [INFOGRAPHIC]

In certain areas of the world, protests and demonstrations are quite common—and while they can be influential and exciting, they can also lead to chaos, violence, and can compromise one’s safety. Whether initiated by activists, unions, police, hate groups, or others, it’s important for your travelers to know what they should do if they find… Read more »

Travel Risk Strategies: Advice to Follow if Arrested Abroad

Interacting with security and law enforcement officials in another country can be a nerve-racking experience, and in the event a visitor is accused of committing a crime, the situation can be even more stressful. It can also be difficult for organizations to plan and prepare for the possibility of having a traveler detained or arrested… Read more »

On Call in Action: Safety at Risk in Barcelona

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: Safety at Risk in… Read more »

Spring Break: A Security Review of Popular Destinations With Considerations for Students and Administrators

Post updated on 3/12/18. As universities continue to develop more robust travel risk management plans, they are often confronted with uncertainties that identify a need to further define the extent of their duty of care obligations. Throughout the course of an academic year, numerous situations can cause administrators to reevaluate their roles when it comes… Read more »

Contemporary Female Travel: Issues and Risk Strategies

Now, more than ever, organizations are challenged to effectively balance risk management while empowering female travelers to embrace the opportunities this world has to offer. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call recently teamed up with a diverse panel of experts to present a webinar on female traveler safety in context of modern issues, recent events,… Read more »

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… Read more »