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06/19

Symptoms of Dry Drowning Every Parent Should Know
Dry drowning is something every single parent needs to know about -- especially in the summer months, as more children go into the water to evade the heat.

06/15

These Are The Most Dangerous Tourist Destinations In The World
Here is a list of the 15 most dangerous places on earth to take a vacation. Thankfully, in case you still want to check the places out, Assist America will be there to assist you in case an incident happens! 

06/14

Assist America, Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Sales, David L. Nagengast
Assist America is pleased to announce and welcome David L. Nagengast as the new Vice President of Sales. David brings more than 20 years of sales and business development experience in the Group Insurance industry and extensive expertise in the domestic and international employee benefits sector.

06/13

ASSISTANCE CASE STUDY
Situation: Mr. Patel and his family where just over 180 kilometers from home, on his way to his parents' house, when a car hit them at full speed. While Mr. Patel and the children were unharmed, Mrs. Patel was unfortunately badly hurt. Thanksfully, Assist America was there help! 

06/08

Gulf Crisis is Latest Strain on 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The diplomatic crisis in the Middle Eastern Gulf has had an immediate effect on transportation, travel, immigration, supplies, and oil price. Another impact that sport fans should be aware of is how it may affect the 2022 World Cup in Qatar if the situation isn't resolved soon. 

06/06

Assist Alert: MENA Diplomatic Crisis
On June 5th, several countries decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, including air, land and sea links to the country beginning Tuesday, June 6th. Read our report on the on-going situation and its impact on travelers.

06/02

A Flight Back in Time with the World's Oldest Serving Flight Attendant
At 80 years of age, it's safe to say that Bette Nash, still flying today, seen it all and served them all. She shares stories from her carreer up in the air and takes us back through the history of commercial air travels.

05/30

No laptop Ban on Europe Flights, For Now
The U.S. will not extend the laptop ban to flights from Europe to the U.S. for now, but the possibility is still "on the table," the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.

05/25

Assist Alert: Martial Law Declared in the Philippines Amid Violent Clashes
Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared the imposition of martial law on May 23 at 10:00 pm for the Island of Mindanao. This decision follows clashes between military forces and rebels in Marawi City (or Maranaoan in Filipino), a city located on the Island of Mindanao.

05/24

Increased Threat Level in the UK After Manchester Bombing
The government has raised its security threat level from "severe" to "critical" following the suicide bombing at a concert in Manchester which killed 22 people.

05/23

List of Countries That Require U.S. Citizens to Apply for Visas
If you plan on traveling internationally, no matter your citizenship, always verify whether your destination requires a visa. The list of countries that require visas for Americans includes some surprising travel hotspots such as Australia and Brazil and some more obvious destinations like Cuba.

05/15

The Traveler Newsletter: May 2017
A quarterly informational bulletin on security, medical, and travel related issues.

05/11

US ‘likely’ to impose laptop ban on flights from Uk and other European Countries
Reports in the US say that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is “likely” to extend this ban to inbound flights from the UK and Europe due to continued security fears.

05/09

How Will the Next Virgin Supersonic Jet Be Like
Nearly 14 years after the last flight of the Concorde, Supersonic air travel is back in fashion. The Virgin-backed Boom project, aims to get passengers from London to New York in 3.5 hours and they want to ensure you enjoy every minute of the ride.

05/04

Assist Alert: Europe-Wide Travel Warning by U.S. State Department
On May 1st, the U.S. Department of State issued a Europe-wide travel alert. The warning covers a period of 4 months ranging from May 1st to September 1st. This alert is meant as a reminder for travelers going to Europe during this period of the current elevated terrorist threat in the region. 

05/02

How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?
Once you have checked your bags in at the check-in desk, your bags are in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airport. We found a great video which follows our checked bags in their airport journey.

04/27

Assist Alert: Zika Virus Update
While it has faded from many newsrooms, the Zika Virus still poses a real health threat to travelers, especially pregnant women. As the summer and mosquito season approaches, we created an updated report on the Zika virus to help you protect yourself and your family from this virus when traveling to high-risk areas.

04/25

Two-thirds of Travel Booking Sites Deemed ‘Unreliable’ by EU Authorities
A study led by the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) network found that 235 travel booking websites had prices that were ‘not reliable’. If you are planning and booking a trip online, make sure you compare the prices on several sites before you process payment.

04/20

Top 5 Cities to Host a Corporate Event
Corporate events offer the opportunity to interact face to face with clients, partners and colleagues and play a strategic role in maintaining strong business relations. Check out our 5 favorite cities that we think are the most suitable to satisfy all of your event’ requirements and delight your guests.

04/13

Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets? 54 Days in Advance
For the second year in a row, surveys show that the best time, on average, to purchase a plane ticket for domestic U.S. flights is 54 days in advance.