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Assist Alert: Manila Airport's Main Runway Closed Following Thursday's “Crash Landing”
An aircraft owned by Xiamen Air had a rough landing Thursday at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in the Philippines when it skidded off the runway during heavy rainfall. 


The Traveler: August 2018
Welcome to the August Edition of The Traveler Newsletter! We hope you'll enjoy our e-newsletter packed with interesting security, health and travel-related articles.


Emergency Medical Evacuation from Punta Cana
Assist America provides global services in Punta Cana after Justin took a fall to the hip while on vacation with his wife. This is how Assist America helped them navigate their way back home. 


Assist Alert: Highway Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy Killing and Injuring Many Travelers
Earlier today, the Morandi Bridge (Ponte Morandi) in Genoa, Italy collapsed killing at least 22 people and injuring many others who were traveling on this road at the time. More than 200 firefighters and first responders were called to the scene. 


New Jersey Department of Transportation to Perform Major Construction on Lincoln Tunnel
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has deemed the 80-year-old Lincoln Tunnel to be structurally deficient and functionally obsolete which led to the initiation of a $90 million project to extend the bridge’s life by 75 years. 


5 Things You Need to Know About Travel Assistance
Traveling is great fun and most of us love an escape from the norm to go out and explore new horizons. However, traveling can also be risky and no traveler is safe from an emergency. To make your travels less stressful, a travel assistance package may be the right investment for you.


Teen helps blind, deaf man communicate on Alaska Air flight
Small actions create a long-lasting impact especially during your travels. Here's how a teen helps a blind, deaf man communicate on Alaska Air Flight on his way home.


This Is Why Planes Dim the Lights During Take-Off and Landing
Ever wonder why when you’re flying at night, the cabin lights are always dimmed for take-off and landing? Well, it’s not to distract you from your reading. The cause for the enforced darkness is actually a “safety precaution." 


Repatriation Testimonial from Florida
When Mia injured her leg during her romantic getaway to Florida with her husband, Assist America was there to guide her and get her back home safely. Upon returning home, she shared her experience with the team and this is what she has to say.


25 Things Solo Travelers Must Do on a Trip
There are endless advantages to traveling without anyone else in tow. You can choose your destination without having to consult or compromise. You set the budget, the dates, and the itinerary—and that’s all before you even arrive. Learn more about the benefits of traveling alone. 


8 Planning Tips to Help Protect Yourself from ID Theft While Traveling
Travel can make you particularly vulnerable to identity theft and frauds. It is crucial to prepare ahead of time and do what you can to protect your personal information and belongings.


Happy Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July from the entire Assist America Team. We wish you safe travels and a wonderful Independence Day!


The Best Fourth of July Celebrations Across the U.S.
Fireworks, food, and patriotic music are part of July 4 festivities throughout the United States, but beyond that, the observances differ as much as the locations themselves. From small towns to larger cities, citizens have created Independence Day celebrations that reflect their culture as well as their place in history.


Assist Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban
Assist Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Votes to Uphold Trump's Travel Ban. Check out our travel alert to find out what it means for nationals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.


Repatriation Testimonial from India
Assist America provides global services in India after the wife of a covered employee took a fall to her hip. See what she has to say and learn more about what Assist America has to offer you!


Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End
Balloons, body paint, joy and mourning — across the world Sunday, Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and the festivities took nearly as many shapes as the places they were held.


What it’s like to travel during Ramadan in Turkey, Morocco and the Middle East
What is it like to travel to a country when the majority of the population are observing Ramadan? How might it affect your trip? Here's a handy Ramadan travel guide.


A Guide to the 2018 FIFA World Cup
In two weeks only, one of the most important and exciting sport event, the FIFA World Cup, will begin in Moscow, Russia. For an in-depth guide to the 2018 World Cup, download the Assist America pdf guide here.


How Germs Are Fought at the Airport
Check out this article to learn some of the interesting tactics behind keeping the airports we love clean. Getting sick is one of the most common travel emergencies, so be sure to contact Assist America for help if it ever happens to you! 


Top Wine Destination in America, 2018
The results of a massive study show that the best wine according to reviews is actually found in a completely unexpected state. Click to find out what it is!