Determining a Travel Restart Strategy That Makes Sense for Your Organization

Earlier this year, COVID-19 became a global pandemic, which in turn, brought travel to a screeching halt. Now, the world is slowly opening back up again, but many organizations have questions around when to restart travel and, once they do, what traveling in the new normal will actually look like. To help answer these questions,…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: July 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team AMERICAS Business as Usual for Mexican Criminal Organizations With the Mexican government focused on the current pandemic, and the resulting economic fallout, large and small criminal groups continue their operations across Mexico. While some groups seek to take advantage of the global crisis to extend their hold over…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: June 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team AMERICAS Widespread Protests Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism in the United States Major protests erupted across all 50 states of the U.S. following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 25th of May 2020. The incident, which…

Picking Up the Pieces of Higher Education Travel [On-Demand Webinar]

As the world re-opens for travel, we know that many higher education institutions have questions around re-engaging their study abroad programs. To help answer these questions, we recently teamed up with our friends at URMIA and Texas Christian University to discuss the key factors that impact the decision of when to resume travel. Upon viewing…

On Call’s Ryan DeStefano Answers Top Travel Restart FAQs

The world is starting to open up for travel again…and we know you have some questions! While there is a lot of great information out there about restarting your organization’s international travel programs, it’s also getting increasingly more difficult to sift through what’s relevant and decipher what it really means for your travelers and your…

Travel Restart Phase 1: The Establishment of ‘Travel Bubbles’

By Evan Garfield, Global Security Specialist  The global pandemic has dealt a significant blow to world economies, including the tourism industry. As summer approaches, some countries are collaboratively attempting to salvage the tourist season by gradually easing restrictions while considering the implementation of special tourist corridors, also known as ‘travel bubbles.’ Travel bubbles are safe…

Making Informed Decisions Around Restarting Travel: On Call’s COVID-19 Travel Outlook Map

If you oversee international travel at your organization, one of the main questions you’re probably asking right now is: ‘How will we know when to restart travel?’ The reality is, there are many factors that should be considered when making this important decision. To give you a hand, our team of in-house travel health and…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team AMERICAS A Failed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Casts Light on the Weaknesses of the Venezuelan Opposition In early May 2020, with the world focused on the current pandemic, a group of some 60 Venezuelan exiles and at least two former American soldiers attempted a raid in Venezuela to…

On Call’s Global Assistance & Security Expert, Ryan DeStefano, Answers (More) Top COVID-19 Travel FAQs

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the conversation, it’s getting increasingly more difficult to sift through the abundance of information and decipher what’s really relevant for your travelers and your organization. On Call’s VP of Global Assistance Services, Ryan DeStefano, is here to help by answering more  FAQs we’ve been hearing from clients and travelers, while…

Proactive Risk Management: On Call Deploys Overseas to Assist With On-the-Ground Evacuation Planning, Crisis Preparedness, and More

Author: Eric White, On Call Global Security Specialist Hong Kong, once known as one of the safest cities in the world, was embroiled in protests at the latter part of last year, when a now withdrawn extradition bill allowing for the extradition of fugitives in Hong Kong to mainland China was proposed. Since the introduction…