Study Abroad Etiquette 101: Helping Students to Blend in and Avoid Culture Shock

One of the most rewarding aspects of studying abroad is the exposure to different cultures, beliefs and ways of thinking. However, adjusting to these cultural nuances can sometimes be a challenge, especially for those with limited travel experience. To help students prepare, we’ve put together some general cultural etiquette guidelines—share this information with your students…

Travel Risk May Not Be Your Only Risk Overseas: How Are You Protecting Your Supply Chains?

Author: Benjamin Longworth While developing a travel risk management program is critical, organizations should also consider alternative global and domestic risks that can affect their people, assets, profits, and reputation. When organizations evaluate their supply chain risk, many tend to focus internally rather than on global threats with severe and long-term disruption implications. While some organizations…

Terrorism in Western Europe & Its Implications for Your Travelers

While the terrorism threat in Western Europe is real, it’s important to understand the context of this threat, how it affects your travel risk management strategy, and any implications to your overall duty of care. To help you do just that, our webinar, Terrorism in Western Europe & Its Implications for Your Travelers, provides unique…

Protracted Qatar Crisis Raises Travel and Business Risks in Gulf Region

Author: Garrett Khoury Saudi-led Arab states’ demands raise prospects of a prolonged dispute with increasing political and economic risks, including for travelers and businesses. Situational Overview: Three weeks after abruptly severing diplomatic relations with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and its partners issued a list of harsh demands that Qatar must comply with within ten days or…

Bleisure and Travel Risk Management: 8 Important Considerations for Employers

Thanks to the rising trend of ‘bleisure,’ more and more employees are looking to incorporate leisure into their business trips. In fact, according to a recent study released by the GBTA, over one-third of North American business travelers extended a work trip for leisure, with the most common reasons being to visit a destination of…

What Is an Emergency Action Plan and Why Does Your Organization Need One?

Before an organization sends travelers overseas, it is essential to have disaster and emergency response protocols in place. When travelers are involved in a crisis, a number of organizational decisions are necessary to help ensure an appropriate response is carried out in a timely and effective manner. This becomes even more vital when travelers are…

Traveling With Pets: How to Plan for the Unexpected

Anyone who travels frequently knows all too well that leaving a four-legged pal at home can be difficult. Aside from finding credible sitters and boarding facilities, the guilt factor alone can make travel less enjoyable for many pet parents—and for those planning longer-term stays, it may actually be more cost effective to bring Fluffy along…

How to Align International Medical Insurance With Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management Strategy

Overseeing your organization’s travel risk management policies and procedures can be a challenging task. In addition to managing your travelers’ well-being and complying with duty of care regulations, you may also be responsible for helping to limit your organization’s financial exposure. That’s why aligning your organization’s risk management and insurance initiatives can be an effective…

7 Steps for Creating a Pre-Travel Emergency Plan

Anyone involved in their organization’s travel risk management (TRM) strategy knows that taking a proactive approach to emergency planning isn’t always easy. However, without clearly-defined processes before travel takes place, your organization could miss important details–details that could potentially lead to duty of care oversights and worst of all, hinder the health and safety of…

Your Organization’s Guide to Implementing a Proactive Online Risk Management Strategy

In today’s complex global landscape, having the ability to identify, locate and communicate with your travelers during a crisis is critical to not only keeping them safe—but also meeting your  organization’s duty of care. But when your travelers and expats are spread all around the world, this level of proactive and continuous oversight can be…