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Survey says cruise confidence is on the rise, here’s what travel advisors are saying
Survey says cruise confidence is on the rise, here’s what travel advisors are saying

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PRESS RELEASE

Monkeypox-Ready? Global Rescue Travel Risk Protection Services Prepared for New Viral Outbreak

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Monkeypox-Ready? Global Rescue Travel Risk Protection Services Prepared for New Viral Outbreak

Lebanon, N.H. – August 3, 2022 – Whether it’s monkeypox or any other infectious disease, Global Rescue will provide rescue and emergency transport services for travelers to their home hospital of choice in the event they are hospitalized or in need of hospitalization. 

“When it comes to managing patients infected with monkeypox, Global Rescue does not make any distinctions between monkeypox and other infectious diseases regarding our services. If members have questions related to monkeypox or become ill from the virus while traveling, our services still apply. This always has been the case, including for COVID-19,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce.    

“Whether a traveler needs a monkeypox screening and testing regimen for a trip or needs help finding a monkeypox-prepared health care facility, Global Rescue can assist before, during and after travel," Richards said.  

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. It is not related to chickenpox. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking the outbreak across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. The World Health Organization declared the monkeypox viral outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.  

The monkeypox virus spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has the virus. The CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox or who are at higher risk of being exposed to the disease.  According to the CDC, many people affected in the current global outbreaks identify as gay or bisexual and these populations represent the majority of global cases. Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.  

“Should an emergency occur, our medical and security experts can fully coordinate all aspects from advisory to evacuation, allowing travel companies to focus on delivering the best possible experience for their guests,” Richards said.  

“Seven-out-of-10 travelers are much less concerned about travel compared to the beginning of the pandemic. They feel safe enough to plan trips and vacations because they’re vaccinated, borders are open and they have confidence they’ll be able to get home if the worst happens,” Richards said. 

 

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

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.    

SURVEY: Cruising Comfort and Safety Levels Jump 21% 40% of Travelers Have Already Cruised Since the Pandemic

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SURVEY: Cruising Comfort and Safety Levels Jump 21% 
40% of Travelers Have Already Cruised Since the Pandemic 

Lebanon, NH – August 1, 2022 – Comfort levels for cruising climbed 21%, according to the world’s most experienced travelers responding to the Global Rescue Summer 2022 Traveler Safety and Sentiment Survey 

Nearly a quarter (23%) of respondents feel much safer or safe enough to cruise compared to only 19% of respondents earlier this year. Forty percent of respondents have already taken a cruise since the pandemic started or, if they haven’t, they plan to this year.  

“Confidence in cruising safety is reflected in traveler perception and behavior. The cruise industry will continue to rebound since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discontinued its COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships on July 18,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce.   

Cruise industry officials welcomed the end of the mandatory program in favor of a voluntary set of guidelines for public health.  

“This is an important step forward in the CDC aligning the guidelines for cruise with those it has established for other travel, hospitality and entertainment sectors,” said Cruise Lines International Association spokeswoman Anne Madison. The CDC will continue to publish guidance to help cruise ships continue to provide “a safer and healthier environment” for passengers, crew and communities. 

“Travelers are eager to make up for lost travel and they want to do it as safely and confidently as possible so they can regain their family vacations and adventure travels. Seven-out-of-10 travelers are less concerned about travel, including cruises, compared to the beginning of the pandemic. They are going forward with international and domestic travel despite rising costs and travel industry staff shortages,” Richards said.  

 

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

About the Global Rescue Traveler Sentiment and Safety Survey   

Global Rescue, the leading travel risk and crisis response provider, conducted a survey of more than 2,100 of its current and former members between July 12 and 16, 2022. The respondents exposed a range of behaviors, attitudes and preferences regarding international and domestic travel. 

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.  

Global Rescue Receives ISO 9001 Certification

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Global Rescue Receives ISO 9001 Certification 

Lebanon, NH – July 18, 2022 – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) awarded Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services, ISO 9001:2015 certification.  

“The ISO 9001:2015 certification demonstrates Global Rescue’s historic and ongoing ability to consistently provide outstanding service,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  

Global Rescue’s overall customer satisfaction is consistently over 95% and greater than 9 out of 10 customers would recommend Global Rescue to their friends or family. 

“The certification verifies Global Rescue’s commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The ISO certification reflects adherence to requirements for organization-wide quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and active involvement of both management and employees,” said Stephanie Diamond, Global Rescue’s vice president of Human Capital Management and a veteran international human resources expert. 

ISO 9001 is a quality management system standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which is an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. ISO 9001 certification requires an organization’s quality management system to consistently provide services that meet customer requirements through enhanced customer satisfaction facilitation by addressing risks and opportunities.  
 
Geneva, Switzerland-based ISO is an international standard development organization comprised of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries. ISO is an independent, non-governmental organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of products, services and systems. 

 

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

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. 

Officials To End Negative COVID Test Requirement To Enter The U.S.

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Officials To End Negative COVID Test Requirement To Enter The U.S. 

Lebanon, N.H. – June 10, 2022 – The Biden administration is expected to announce that the US requirement for travelers to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the US will be lifted.  

"The decision to end the requirement for a negative COVID test to enter the United States is long overdue and a welcome step toward recognizing the decreasing severity of the disease, the urgent need to restore confidence for travelers, and support for an industry badly damaged by the pandemic,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

"After many months of negative COVID tests not being required in virtually every other aspect of American life, the administration has finally decided to end its testing requirement for international travelers arriving in the U.S. This is long overdue and has been a barrier to the recovery of international travel globally," Richards said. 

 

Contact Bill McIntyre at bmcintyre@globalrescue.com or +1 (202) 560-1195 for more information or to schedule an interview.

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Bill McIntyre
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+1 (202) 560-1195
bmcintyre@globalrescue.com

 

 

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