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AssistAlert: Strong Earthquake in Luzon, Philippines
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Monday afternoon, 5:11 pm local time.


AssistAlert: The U.S. State Department Announces a New Risk Indicator for Kidnapping and Hostage Situations
On April 9, the U.S. State Department announced a new risk indicator to warn U.S. travelers regarding the risks of getting kidnapped or taken hostage in certain countries and regions. 


Airbnb is giving people the chance to sleep under the iconic glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris
Airbnb is taking "Night at the Museum" to the next level with its latest overnight stay contest. This is the first time in history that art lovers will have the chance to sleep in the Louvre, spending the night alongside masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.


Assist Alert: Disruptions Continue for the Eurostar from Paris to London
Eurostar Disruptions Continue from Paris to London due to French Customs Strikes.


In Action: Medical Repatriation After a Fall in Turks and Caicos
The unexpected often happens. Thankfully, when Josh and Ashley got into a scooter accident during their last Spring Break vacation, they remembered they had access to Assist America's services through Ashley's job benefits. 


Assist Alert: Yellow Vest Protests Continue to Impact France
For the past several weeks, France has been shaken by weekly protests known as the ‘Yellow Vest’ movement. Here is a brief overview of how the protest may affect travelers that are going to France. 


10 airport security mistakes you're making that could cause you to miss your flight
You have your boarding pass, and you're ready to head through airport security on your way to somewhere awesome. When you reach security, however, you find you forgot to remove your five-ounce shampoo bottle. Mistakes like this can add unneccessary time to your airport security process.


The Traveler: February 2019
Welcome to the February Edition of The Traveler e-Newsletter! Enjoy a newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles.


Airlines Are Cracking Down on Hidden City Ticketing
If you’ve ever thought about pulling a fast one on an airline by attempting to book a ticket using “hidden city ticketing” you may want to think again. 


These Are the Most Exciting Museums Opening in 2019!
The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for museum lovers. Brand-new institutions debut their collections and exhibitions as cherished museums reimagine themselves in grand new buildings. 


Travel Tip Thursday
Before traveling to a foreign country, notify your bank of your travel dates and destination(s). It will prevent your bank accounts from being suspended for fraudulent or suspicious activity while you are abroad. 


Norovirus Outbreak on Cruise Ship Sickens 475 Passengers
The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship cut its journey short after 475 passengers and crew members were infected with a norovirus.


Boutique airports and airlines: Why smaller is better
We spend a lot of time celebrating aviation's brashest achievements -- biggest, fastest, longest. But for most of us, the everyday reality of travel is economy and short-haul, and that can often mean crowds, delays and wasted time. There are some regional airlines and airports making efforts to improve the short-haul experience, however, and to bring some of the humanity back to travel.


Where to find Winter Wonderland in the Middle East
Snow? In the Middle East? Yes, it does happen! Here are six places where you can find snow in the region this winter.


Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption
In May 2018, the Kilauea Volcano erupted on the island of Hawaii causing severe destruction in the area. However, if there’s ever a silver lining to this tragedy this is it.


Assist Alert: How the Current U.S. Federal Shutdown May Affect Your Travels
On December 22nd, the U.S. Federal Government began a shutdown due to the disagreement regarding fund assignments for the 2019 fiscal year. The shutdown is currently in its third week and is starting to impact tourism and travelers across the country. 


Assist Alert: U.S. Government Renews its Warning Regarding Travels to China
This Thursday, the U.S. Government renewed its travel advisory regarding travels to China. This warning is the result of what the U.S. Government considers as the arbitrary enforcement of local laws and the detention of several U.S. and Canadian citizens without cause.


Top 5 Business Travel Destinations for 2019
According to the World Tourism Organization, more than 1.3 billion people traveled in 2017 with more expected to have traveled in 2018. This increase in travel worldwide has not only created a more sophisticated leisure traveler but has also raised the bar for business travels. Providing assistance to millions of business travelers each year, Assist America has selected its top business meetings destinations. 


Assist Alert: Indonesian Authorities Warn of Possible New Tsunami as Volcano Still Shows Menacing Activity
Last Saturday night, a tsunami struck the Sunda Strait coasts in Indonesia without warning, killing at least 373 people and leaving almost 1,500 people injured on the islands of Java and Sumatra. 


Delta Has Barred All Emotional-Support Animals on Long Flights
The Atlanta-based airline company will update its service-animal policy later this month to include a ban on emotional-support animals (ESAs) on flights lasting longer than eight hours.