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…

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….

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…

7 Travel Risk Management Trends & Predictions for 2018

High-profile events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and medical crises continued to dominate headlines last year, making travel risk management planning and strategy an even greater priority for organizations in 2018. But amid all the chatter, how can risk professionals hone in on the themes that really matter to their travelers and their organizations?…

Travel Emergency Planning: 7 Strategies for Creating a Resilient Organization

All organizations, no matter their size or scope, will at some point face a crisis situation. However, when a crisis develops overseas, responding and recovering can prove even more challenging, especially with unique, unfamiliar challenges outside the organization’s familiar environment. Achieving resiliency is often what organizations set out to accomplish when developing or revising their…

Part Three: Long Term Considerations: Operating in the Korean Peninsula Region

As stated in part 1 and part 2, at this time, based on indicators from the immediate region and geo-political considerations, there is a very low probability of an imminent full-scale military war in the Korean Peninsula Region. Nevertheless, a practical travel and security risk management plan would look beyond high-profile events and geopolitical rhetoric….

Part Two: Short-Term Indicators and Considerations in the Korean Peninsula: Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea is likely to continue to issue aggressive statements against any further imposed sanctions and perceived military posturing by the US and allies in the region. Weapons and further nuclear tests in the eastern coast of the country are also possible, but these are likely to remain symbolic acts rather than a show of…

Part One: Korean Peninsula – Of Practical Risk Management and Appropriate Duty of Care

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K. – North Korea) has carried out its seventh nuclear test in response to the latest round of sanctions and military posturing by the United States of America (U.S.) and its allies.” While this is a fiction statement, given the recent progress of the North Korean military missile and…

Minimizing Travel Risk Exposure: Situational Awareness and Surviving Violent Events Abroad

Given the current security outlook for Western Europe and recent terrorist trend of targeting public venues, there is a growing need for all travelers—not just those headed to high risk environments—to understand safe travel behaviors and extreme event survival tactics. Most recently, the attacks in Spain reconfirmed the need to properly prepare travelers before they…

How an On Call Medical Evacuation Works: A Guide for Organizations

There are a lot of steps involved in making sure your travelers are ready for a trip abroad. No one can predict when or where an emergency will take place; however, knowing how to react to these types of situations is half the battle. But how can you proactively prepare yourself and your crisis team…