Tag: travel risk management

Business Travel Risks: What Companies Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC]

Business travel risks

Health scares. Natural disasters. Political unrest. Unfortunately, unpredictable events like these are a reality in today’s global environment, and recent headlines have many businesses taking a good, hard look at business travel risks and how to protect their people abroad. In fact, 80% of travelers believe their companies have a legal obligation to protect them abroad. [1]… Read more »

Travel Risk Management: Implementing a Proactive Approach

If one of your travelers experienced an emergency, would it completely catch you off guard? Would you be dealing with the situation in “firefighting” mode? With new travel risks emerging every day and Duty of Care laws tighter than ever, HR and risk management professionals must take responsibility for proactively preparing their constituents. If your organization is only… Read more »

Customization & Travel Risk Management: A Winning Combo

It’s 2 a.m. when your phone rings. The head of your organization wants to know how many travelers are in Cairo. You turn on the news and see images of violent political demonstrations and civil unrest. Government and medical sources are reporting hundreds of people killed and several more wounded across the country. U.S. embassies and American citizens are at… Read more »

Travel Assistance and Your Company: 7 Common Myths (and Truths!) Behind Them

Travel assistance

Is travel assistance part of your employee benefit package? If it’s not, perhaps you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or how it works…or maybe you don’t think your company needs it. But the truth is, business travel doesn’t always go according to plan, and when it doesn’t, you and your employees need help… Read more »

Travel Risk Management: 5 Steps to Protecting Your Travelers

Post updated on 6/2/17. People face some unique challenges when they travel abroad. Terrorism, natural disasters, medical emergencies, culture shock…these risks are real. And how you protect — or fail to protect — your travelers can have far-reaching consequences. Luckily, there are some proactive measures you can take to help protect your people and your… Read more »

Meetings Abroad: Health & Safety Planning

People at a conference. There are many things to consider when planning an international conference

    Planning conferences, trade shows and corporate events in other countries is growing in popularity and a great way to make meetings exciting and memorable. A lot goes into coordinating a successful meeting abroad, but there’s one more thing you should also add to your list: protecting the health and safety of the meeting… Read more »

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… Read more »

Seven Tips for Employers with Traveling or Expatriate Employees

According to the U.S. Travel Association, business travelers make up approximately 20 percent of all travelers and there are 6.32 million Americans living overseas, in more than 160 countries. While life on the road can sometimes seem appealing from racking up frequent flier miles to overnights at popular hotels, true road warriors know that business… 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 »

NAFSA, a Success for On Call!

A big “Thank You” to everyone who joined us at NAFSA’s 63rd Annual Conference and Expo! Nearly 9,000 people from around the globe flocked to Vancouver for the largest international education event in the world.   View from the NAFSA Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada NAFSA 2011 Conference and Expo not only featured educational seminars… Read more »