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20 Facts Cruise Ship Operators Try To Keep Under Wraps
What all of these considerations share, though, is a common assumption: trust. Travelers trust cruise operators to provide them with a good time, yes. Even more fundamental, though, is travelers’ assumption that cruise lines will keep them safe and bring them home in one piece.


Assist Alert: Southeast Asia Braces Itself for Super Typhoon Mangkhut
Millions of people are at risk from Typhoon Mangkhut which could bring catastrophic floods, landslides, and huge waves to the countries on its path. 


Luggage Assistance From Vienna
When Emma required lost luggage assistance on her business trip, Assist America was there to help. This is how Assist America helped Emma in retrieving her lost luggage and successfully completing her trip.


Things to Know About Your Destination Before You Leave
Going to a foreign land, far from your hometown, can sometimes lead to a state of confusion and culture shock. To understand another culture and get used to the new streets, you should do some research of your own. Here are some tips about things that you should research prior to leaving for your trip!


101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students
Between exams, papers and maintaining an active social life, many college students feel they can't really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks. This is what all students going away from home should be doing on a daily basis.


How To Deal With Homesickness During College
Homesickness is more than the concept of missing home or missing family – it is the feeling of longing and feeling out of place. Whether they are in or out-of-state or studying in a foreign country, not only are students experiencing a new phase of life, but they are also at a new school, in a different state or a new country.


Assist Alert: Category-4 Hurricane Lane Approaches Hawaii
The archipelago of Hawaii is bracing itself for Hurricane Lane, a Category-4 hurricane, scheduled to make its way over the Hawaiian Islands late Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd.


The World's 11 Hardest Countries to Visit
Not all countries in the world have the same attitude when it comes to tourism. Some governments make getting a visa such a protracted experience that only the most die-hard travellers can be bothered. Remember that no matter where your travels take you, Assist America will be there to help as there are no exclusions for geographical locations. 


Assist Alert: Manila Airport's Main Runway Closed Following Thursday's “Crash Landing”
An aircraft owned by Xiamen Air had a rough landing Thursday at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in the Philippines when it skidded off the runway during heavy rainfall. 


The Traveler: August 2018
Welcome to the August Edition of The Traveler Newsletter! We hope you'll enjoy our e-newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles.


Emergency Medical Evacuation from Punta Cana
Assist America provides global services in Punta Cana after Justin took a fall to the hip while on vacation with his wife. This is how Assist America helped them navigate their way back home. 


Assist Alert: Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy Killing and Injuring Many Travelers
Earlier today, the Morandi Bridge (Ponte Morandi) in Genoa, Italy collapsed killing at least 22 people and injuring many others who were traveling on this road at the time. More than 200 firefighters and first responders were called to the scene. 


New Jersey Department of Transportation to Perform Major Construction on Lincoln Tunnel
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deemed the 80-year-old Lincoln Tunnel to be structurally deficient and functionally obsolete which led to the initiation of a $90 million project to extend the bridge’s life by 75 years. 


5 Things You Need to Know About Travel Assistance
Traveling is great fun and most of us love an escape from the norm to go out and explore new horizons. However, traveling can also be risky and no traveler is safe from an emergency. To make your travels less stressful, a travel assistance package may be the right investment for you.


Teen helps blind, deaf man communicate on Alaska Air flight
Small actions create a long-lasting impact especially during your travels. Here's how a teen helps a blind, deaf man communicate on Alaska Air Flight on his way home.


This Is Why Planes Dim the Lights During Take-Off and Landing
Ever wonder why when you’re flying at night, the cabin lights are always dimmed for take-off and landing? Well, it’s not to distract you from your reading. The cause for the enforced darkness is actually a “safety precaution." 


Repatriation Testimonial from Florida
When Mia injured her leg during her romantic getaway to Florida with her husband, Assist America was there to guide her and get her back home safely. Upon returning home, she shared her experience with the team and this is what she has to say.


25 Things Solo Travelers Must Do on a Trip
There are endless advantages to traveling without anyone else in tow. You can choose your destination without having to consult or compromise. You set the budget, the dates, and the itinerary—and that’s all before you even arrive. Learn more about the benefits of traveling alone. 


8 Planning Tips to Help Protect Yourself from ID Theft While Traveling
Travel can make you particularly vulnerable to identity theft and frauds. It is crucial to prepare ahead of time and do what you can to protect your personal information and belongings.


Happy Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July from the entire Assist America Team. We wish you safe travels and a wonderful Independence Day!