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July 2016
Common Travel Scams (And How to Avoid Them!)


Heading overseas for a conference? Spending your summer semester abroad? Or maybe you're turning a week long business trip into a leisure trip for the whole family. Regardless of your destination or the purpose of your visit, there's always a chance you could find yourself a target of local crime.

Airport Security: 'New World' Considerations for Travelers


In the wake of tragic recent events like the Istanbul and Brussels airport attacks, airport security is a real—and valid—concern for organizations and their travelers. According to our Chief Security Officer, Jim Hutton, "These attacks will continue to impact the way we look at airport security; and correspondingly, risk professionals need to be imaginative about security and think of various ways to ensure the safety of their travelers in the long-term."

Fit to Fly: 5 Tips for Healthier, More Productive Travelers


Are your employees 'fit to fly?' (or should we say …unfit from flying?). It's no secret that business travel can be disruptive to employees' regular sleep, exercise and eating routines–all of which can take a toll on their overall health and well-being. Unhealthy travel habits can also lead to less productive employees and can hurt your organization's bottom line

Don’t Leave Home Without It


You’ve got your RV packed, your campsites booked, the family and pets loaded up – ready to hit the open road. Even the best laid plans can take an unexpected turn…your back goes out, the kids get sick, your chest develops a sharp pain, or you lose your glasses… and your trip takes a turn for the worst. Follow these Good Sam Travel Assist pre-trip planning tips to make sure you have everything you need in case of an emergency.

Important Notice: Good Sam Travel Assist is not responsible for costs or expenses arising from travel to a country for which a formal recommendation in the form of a Level 4 Advisory for International Travel from the U.S. State Department has been issued preceding your arrival into that country. We strongly urge all international travelers to continue to check for advisories in your destination country prior to departure at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html