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AssistAlert: Memorial Day Travel Expected to be Heaviest in a Decade
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer travel season, and this year, travel is expected to be the heaviest it’s been in a decade with Thursday, Friday, and Monday anticipated to be the busiest days for airlines. 


AssistAlert: E-Travel System Now in Effect in the Philippines
As of April 15th, the new E-Travel System was put into effect to collect data for passengers arriving in and departing from the Philippines for the purposes of establishing boarder control, health surveillance, and economic data analysis. 


Press Release: Assist America, Inc. Announces New Chief Revenue Officer
Assist America, Inc. announced today the appointment of Michael Babore to the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Babore, brings over 25 years of experience in sales and sales leadership in the insurance brokerage industry with a specific focus on the international traveler. 


AssistAlert: Possible Eruption for Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz
Planned evacuations within 15 kilometers of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano are underway after the Colombian government escalated the alert level for the volcano to orange following a surge in seismic activity in the area last week.


AssistAlert: Travel halted in Germany over Massive Transport Strike
Air, Ground, and Rail traffic were brought to a standstill in Germany on Monday, March 27th from a grand-scale 24-hour walkout by transportation workers. 


AssistAlert: Travel Delays in France Expected Amidst Widespread Demonstrations
Many major French cities are feeling the effects of the series of protests sweeping across the nation in the wake of the latest pension reform. While many smaller, impromptu strikes have taken place recently, the next organized, countrywide demonstration is anticipated to take place on March 28th


AssistAlert: Travel Demand Expected to Increase Dramatically this Spring
In the wake of popular destinations relaxing restrictions and more countries opening their borders internationally, crowd numbers for this Spring are anticipated to be one for the books.


AssistAlert: China to Fully Reopen Borders to Foreign Tourists (1)
In a move that signifies the final withdrawal of cross-border control in the wake of Covid-19, China intends to fully reopen its borders to foreign tourists on Wednesday.


AssistAlert: Mexico City Civil Society Protest
A mass march has been announced to take place on February 26th by activists in defense of the INE, the National Electoral Institute of Plan "B" of the Electoral Reform of the President of Mexico. 


AssistAlert: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Middle East
This morning at 4:17am, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake ripped through the middle east, causing catastrophic damage to Turkey and Syria. The two countries were hit exceptionally hard, suffering tremendous damage to buildings and infrastructure in the wake of the initial earthquake with an unusually powerful 7.5 tremor following. 


AssistAlert: Recreational Travel to Resume Between China and the U.S.
On January 5th, the United States reopened its gates to welcome back tourists from China for the first time since 2020 with strict guidelines in place. On January 8th, China officials relaxed stringent COVID-19 policies requiring enforced quarantine for all incoming travelers, reopening the country for tourism. 


AssistAlert: Demonstration and Civil Unrest in Peru
On the tails of the December protests, demonstrations are anticipated to resume on or around January 4th. The Demonstrations may result in strikes, cancellations, or transportation delays. 


AssistAlert – Countries Re-Open as COVID Practices Linger
Nearly three years of COVID later, countries with more stringent health policies are finally opening for tourism.


AssistAlert – U.S. State Department Updates Travel Advisories
The United States Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their respective travel advisory lists in response to the continuous changes of transmission rates for COVID and monkeypox infections.


AssistAlert: April 2022 Mask Mandate Extension
The Biden Administration announced a 15-day federal mask mandate extension for all public U.S. transportation services before the previous mandate’s April 18th expiration. The announcement comes in response to the considerable rise of COVID-19 cases, in particular with the BA.2 subvariant.


AssistAlert: Mask Mandate Extension
The White House announced a 30-day federal mask mandate extension for all public U.S. transportation services. The announcement comes after a national decline of COVID-19 cases, states removing their own restrictions and just days before the original mandate’s March 18 expiration.


AssistAlert -- European Travel: Impacts of the Ukraine/Russia Conflict
As global travel steadily approaches pre-COVID-19 levels, the travel industry is facing and responding to new challenges directly caused by the Ukrainian and Russian conflict.