Read about Global Rescue’s most dramatic operations, hear from some of our 1 million members (and counting), and get helpful advice on subjects like traveling safely, what to do in an emergency, and the best (and worst) places to take your next adventure.
Global Rescue members —the world’s most experienced travelers — have definite ideas about their travel and are forging ahead with their plans. Here’s a roundup of the results from the Global Rescue Summer 2022 Traveler Safety and Sentiment Survey.
If you are traveling with a disability, planning a trip—especially internationally—can be met with daunting obstacles. Disabled travel is a reality experienced by most of the millions of disabled people who travel each year. A recent report by MMGY Global, Portrait of Travelers with Disabilities: Mobility and Accessibility revealed that “nearly all (96%) of […]
Contracting COVID-19 is nothing to shrug off. It’s a serious disease, especially for people who are older or have medical conditions that could complicate recovery. Unfortunately for Suzanne Blowers, a 78-year-old woman with three rare blood diseases, these were the circumstances facing her during a river cruise in France when she tested positive for coronavirus […]
You’re running late for a flight and stuck in a long security line. You’re juggling bags, laptops and liquids. And you have to get your shoes off…and your kids’, too. You look with longing at the passengers breezing through the trusted traveler line, shoes on, laptops in their bags, and no tiny laces to tie up. It seems too good to be true. Can one really access such unbridled security line freedom?
Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security and travel operations on a daily basis worldwide. Throughout the pandemic, and without any disruption, Global Rescue has responded to the needs of travelers at home and abroad.
The FIFA 2022 World Cup event in Qatar will have special international entry requirements for travelers including a Hayya Card. Getting there by air may be a challenge since Qatar Airways flight status will be optimized for the event. To assist travelers, Global Rescue released the “FIFA World Cup 2022 Risk Assessment.”
Need ideas of where to travel for Halloween? Visiting cemeteries across the globe may sound macabre, but tombstone tourists are learning the history of the city all in one place. Learn how to stay safe during dark travel.
Kristin Harila is a former cross-country skier from Norway. She’s new to mountaineering but has already broken climbing records. In the spring of 2022, she summited six 8,000+ meter peaks in 29 days, breaking the speed record set three years ago by Nimral “Nims” Purja, a member of the Global Rescue Mountain Advisory Council. We caught up with Harila a few days before her trip to the Himalaya where she will attempt to summit the remaining three peaks by November 3rd to beat another record set by Nims.
You’re out in the backcountry, enjoying your time off the grid. But an emergency occurs and you need to use your two-way communications device to contact Global Rescue. What do you say? Harding Bush, operations manager at Global Rescue, outlines the information rescue professionals need.