Russia World Cup 2018: Safety Tips and Recommendations for Your Travelers

Authors: Betsy Perry and Ray Lyngdoh The Russia World Cup 2018 will take place amongst increasing diplomatic tensions, causing some additional safety and security concerns for visitors. However, if travelers take the right precautions, a safe and enjoyable experience is possible. Read on for safety tips and recommendations for those traveling to the Russia World…

Trends & Developments in Global Risk [Free Q1-2018 Report]

Staying informed of trends and developments in global risk means doing more than just flipping through news articles on your smartphone or reading a daily news digest email in the morning. At its heart, risk management is a learning process. The basic measurement of risk is likelihood and impact, and managing risk means effectively comprehending…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Female Traveler Safety in Muslim Countries

Author: Betsy Perry Female travel to Muslim countries is on the rise as businesses invest in the region and more higher education institutions support study abroad programs.  To help keep female travelers safe, it’s important to prepare them for the specific security concerns and cultural differences they may encounter. Share this information with your female travelers…

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…