Hundreds of protesters are angered by an anti-Islam film causing violence upon the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and the burning of the American flag.
Mike Kelly, CEO of On Call International, a provider of medical, security and travel assistance, says the violence in the Middle East is an example of the need for adequate support when traveling abroad, and the difference that travel assistance can make in safely handling such explosive situations wherever you go.
Kelly says that it is important to be up to date on travel alerts and travel news from events around the world. Social media sites provide the most up to date information for travelers, but it is best to trust vetted information sources only.
Kelly recommends that travelers educate themselves with the destination before their trip; and follow key travel and news influencers in the news and online while away from home.
On Call International offers preventive pre-departure information to help travelers reduce their exposure to risks when traveling to these destinations.
Kelly advises travelers to keep passports and other documents in a safe place. The company can also help travelers in any kind of emergency. Services range from help with a lost passport, to arrangement to the hospital of your choice and medical evacuation.
On Call evacuated over 300 people in 2011 including students, business and leisure travelers from Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, Egypt.
In addition, the number of higher education students enrolling in academic study abroad has more than tripled over the last two decades, according to The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. More than 250 colleges and universities are utilizing On Call’s travel assistance services in their study abroad programs.
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