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04/19

TSA Completion of Security Boost
It is now a fully implemented policy for travelers to remove all personal electronic devices (larger than a cell phone) from their carry-ons in the security check. You may also be asked to remove other items such as food or powders if they obstruct the screening. 

04/17

Expert Travel Advice
Highly experienced traveler Jada Yuan of the New York Times shares her answers to many travel issues, such as language barriers, and traveling alone as a woman. 

04/12

How to Pack Lightly and Still be Stylish
If you want to know how to pack lightly but effectively, check out prominent stylist Kate Young's top five suggestions!

04/10

Airport Control Towers Could Soon be Obsolete
Technological advancements in surveillance are digitalizing the entire air traffic control (ATC) process. This means an airport can now conduct ATC activities from remote locations. Click to learn more about this interesting industry trend. 

04/06

Assist Alert: The Philippine Government Closes the Island of Boracay
Boracay Island in the Philippines has long been known as one of the most sumptuous destinations in the world. However, after a recent visit from the country’s President, the government announced today a 6-month closure of the island following sanitation problems. 

04/05

The Worlds Largest Cruise Ship Departs For The First Time
On March 31st, the 1,188 foot long Symphony of the Seas cruise ship departed for the first time in Barcelona. Click to see pictures, and learn more about this awesome machine!

04/03

Repatriation Testimonial
"Your team is wonderful! I'm getting teary eyed just thinking about it!" Words of a member's daughter who was grateful for Assist America's role in successfully repatriating her mother. 

03/29

Hertz Asia Launches Hertz Chauffeur Website
Hertz Asia has launched Hertz Chauffeur website to make it easier for customers, including travel agents, to book chauffeur services for a full day, half a day and airport or city transfers.

03/22

Assist Alert: France Braces for Weeks of Disruptive Labor Actions
Spring is officially here, and with it comes the start of strike season in France. Strikes can be stressful and confusing for even the most experienced locals. To make it easier, here is a guide to the spring strikes and tips on how to cope with the disruptions.

03/21

A New International Tour Company Encourages Travelers to Unplug
Would you be willing to disconnect completely and leave your phone behind during your next vacation? The newly-launched travel company Off The Grid offers group trips with itineraries, lodging, and a daily breakfast included — and no phones allowed.

03/15

Public Outlook Towards: Hyperloop, SST, and Unpiloted Planes
This recent article summarizes the public's readiness for the future of travel. Could the largest threat to these immense innovations be consumer apprehension?

 

03/01

Flying Taxis Are Closer Than You Think
Several companies have been undergoing extensive testing and development for flying taxis. Uber, and Airbus are among these hopefuls, and reports indicate that the concept could become reality as early as 2020. Learn more here!

02/28

Assist Alert: Extreme Cold Wave Sweeps Across Europe and Impacts Travel
From Germany to Spain, a wave of biting cold weather called the “Beast of the East” is passing through Europe, impacting travel with snow falls and freezing temperatures. 

02/27

Airline Pricing: Industry Trend
Some airlines are trying to implement a pricing system that will charge different prices for different people. New technology will allow them to identify customers via their IP address, which can be used to "mine" for data, and create person-specific prices. Click to learn more!

02/22

Assist America: Repatriation Service
If you are hospitalized 100+ miles from home, but still need assistance post release, Assist America will arrange and pay for your tickets home, and an escort if needed, even if you live thousands of miles away!

02/20

Disney Releases Date for Toy Story Land!
This heavily anticipated attraction finally has an opening date! Be sure to book some tickets, activate your Assist America account via our mobile app, and have a wonderful time if you go!

02/15

The Traveler: February 2018
Welcome to the February Edition of The Traveler Newsletter! Enjoy a newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles.

02/08

TSA Firearm Discoveries in 2017
The TSA seized nearly 4000 firearms in 2017, a new record. Check out this link to learn more interesting facts about these discoveries!

02/06

Assist America In Action: 30 Foot Fall in Thailand
A member was studying abroad in Thailand when he fell off a 30 foot balcony. Check out the full story, and how Assist America was able to help!

02/01

Assist America: Anytime, Anywhere!
In 2017, Assist America assisted members in all 50 states, and 120 countries, including Nepal, Japan, New Zealand, Bhutan, Mozambique, and Brazil to name a few. With no restrictions on location or hours of operation, we will be there for you no matter where 2018 takes you!