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Inc. Magazine Names Global Rescue “Best In Business” for Travel

December 7, 2022

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Lebanon, NH – December 7, 2022 – Global Rescue was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2022 Best in Business List in Travel and Hospitality for putting purpose ahead of profit. Inc.’s Best in Business Awards honor companies that have made an extraordinary impact in their fields and on society.  

 

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. Magazine for Global Rescue’s positive influence on our global communities and the travel industry through programs that support and encourage people to travel boldly with the peace of mind that comes with knowing we will rescue them from the point of illness or injury anytime, anywhere,” said Michael Holmes, VP of Marketing for Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services.   

 

“Inc. Magazine is dedicated to showcasing America’s most dynamic businesses and the great things they do. The Best in Business awards shine a light on those that have gone above and beyond their original mission to make a social, environmental or economic impact, benefiting those around them,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.  

 

Rather than relying on quantitative criteria tied to sales or funding, Inc.’s editors reviewed the companies’ achievements over the past year and noted how they made a positive difference in the world. Global Rescue was named “Best In Business” for Travel and Hospitality for four contributions: 

 

  • GRIDSM – The Global Rescue GRIDSM Medical and Security Mobile App places critical medical, security and other essential travel intelligence at travelers’ fingertips. In recent months the Global Rescue GRIDSM system was used to coordinate evacuations of travelers from war-torn Ukraine, help students and faculty get out of Russia, and provide security advisory services for foreign news correspondents working for several major U.S. news outlets.   
  • Local Field Rescue Expansion was introduced during the pandemic when travel became restricted, prompting Global Rescue to eliminate its 100-mile rule for services. With decreased international travel and an uptick in local travel, Global Rescue adapted quickly and expanded its services to members at no additional cost. Competitors require their customers to be 100 miles, 150 miles and even 300 miles or more away from home before they qualify for medical evacuation services. According to Sandra Rodgers, a member who was rescued from Washington, D.C. and transported to her home in New Hampshire, “People know Global Rescue can get you off of a distant mountain and now they know you can get you to safety locally, too.” 
  • Humanitarian Mission. Global Rescue launched a humanitarian aid mission to Haiti to provide emergency aid, medicine, and other essential relief materials for the children and families devastated by the earthquake on August 14th. The Global Rescue operations teams worked to gather, convey and distribute desperately needed aid to the area, rushing more than 500 temporary shelters and over 50,000 doses of acetaminophen to the island at the request of the Haitian government. Global Rescue coordinated its relief efforts with Haitian-based Food for the Poor, the Haiti Recovery Task Force as well as the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC) led by Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. 
  • Introduction of Worldwide Lifeline. The Worldwide LifelineSM program was developed by Global Rescue exclusively for AAA members. If a Worldwide Lifeline member gets sick or injured and needs advice or assistance Global Rescue will deploy to them and get them to safety. Worldwide Lifeline complements AAA membership by offering world-class emergency protection with field rescue, medical consultations and access to virtual doctor appointments, so members can roam with confidence anywhere in the contiguous United States and Canada. 

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Contact Bill McIntyre at bmcintyre@globalrescue.com or 202.560.1195 (phone/text) for more information.      

 

About the Inc. Magazine Best in Business Award   

Inc. Magazine is the world’s most trusted business-media brand offering entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community they need to build great companies. For nearly 40 years, Inc. magazine has been devoted to recognizing America’s most dynamic businesses and honoring the great things they do. For more information, visit www.inc.com. 

 

About Global Rescue   

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last two decades. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.  


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