National and International Affiliations
U.S. Travel Insurance Association – An association of organizations within the travel insurance industry that promote fairness, integrity and a commitment to excellence. MEDEX is a charter member of UStiA.
National Business Travel Association (NBTA) – An association of more than 2,500 travel managers and service providers. NBTA is dedicated to the advancement of business travel management. MEDEX has been a member since April 2007.
Traveler's Supply – MEDEX has partnered with Traveler's Supply for over 6 years to provide these products for you. For more information and to purchase medical kits and travel supplies, visit their site at http://www.travelersupply.com.
World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) – A Maryland based not-for-profit organization that offers comprehensive training & specialized consulting for global companies. MEDEX is a WTCI Premier Partner.
Pack for a Purpose - Make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit.
European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) – ECDE imparts information about current and emerging threats to human health in an effort to strengthen Europe’s defenses against infectious diseases.
GlobePharm – A directory of links to many Ministries of Health and Medical Agencies worldwide.
United Nations – The UN is dedicated to maintaining international peace and security. This is the official home page of the UN, which offers member profiles, issues and extensive resources for current international events.
World Health Organization (WHO) – WHO is the health agency of the United Nations. This link provides international travel and health information.
Official Travel Resources from Governments
Diplomatic Glossary - Dictionary of current diplomatic terminology. Compiled using: Overseas Briefing Center, Foreign Service Institute. Protocol for the Modern Diplomat. U.S. Department of State: Washington, DC.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) – Part of the British FCO website with advice tailored to travelers.
Foreign Embassy Information – A comprehensive search engine for all embassies across the world. Also offers information on international rentals and real estate.
Consular Affairs Bureau –Provides a variety of resources for Canadian travelers abroad.
Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) - Established in 1985 by the U.S. Department of State to foster the exchange of security related information between the U.S. Government and the American private sector operating abroad.
- OSAC Reports Utilize this link for direct access to reports on Safety & Security for countries across the globe.
Transportation Security Administration – As part of the U.S. State Department, the TSA provides airport regulation information for travelers.
US Embassy Information – Provides travelers with links to U.S. embassies across the globe as well as information regarding passports, visas, and emergency services for U.S. travelers abroad.
US State Department Travel Guide - The U.S. State Department's online directory with access to travel warnings and worldwide country information. Also includes information about obtaining & replacing travel documents.
World Factbook 2008 - CIA website outlining statistics, facts and a detailed background on countries across the globe. Includes reports on topics such as People, Economy, Communications, and Transportation for each country.
Travel Health Resources
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) - ASTMH is dedicated to prevention and control of tropical diseases. This page offers a worldwide travel clinic directory and information on tropical diseases.
Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) – As part of the U.S. State Health Department, this page offers links to U.S. State Health Departments websites.
International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) – ISTM is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel. Its website offers a travel clinics directory for nearly 50 countries.
Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) – PHAC offers a link to travel clinics in all Canadian provinces. This page publishes its resources in both English and French.
Lodging, Airport & Flight Resources
Biz-stay.com Extended Stay Lodging – A complete directory of short-term furnished rentals, corporate housing, extended stay hotels & serviced apartments across the world for consumers with extended travels.
International Travel Directory - Comprehensive directory for travel related web sites, offering destination guides, travel news and travelogues. Allows travelers to book cheap airfares, discount hotels and car hires.
Last Minute Travel – Booking site that assists consumers with finding flights, hotels, and transportation for their travel plans.
Park Stay & Fly – Provides you with a night in a comfortable hotel near the airport, up to two weeks parking while you are away, and includes complimentary round-trip transportation to the airport. Available in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Travel Notes - An organized travel directory providing country/state information, web site reviews, regular travel articles, and online ticketing for car hire, hotel reservations and discounted flights.
Trip Advisor - Offers a compilation of over 10,000,000 traveler reviews, opinions of hotels and vacation spots all over the world. Also provides a travel search engine and directory to assist with travel plans.
Worldwide Holiday Homes & Rentals - Portfolio of self-catering holiday homes from around the world. Provides listings in over fifty countries.
Time, Currency & Technology Resources
Currency Converter – Provides up-to-the-minute exchange rates.
Teleadapt – Offers products to assist with International Modem Connectivity.
Time Around the World – Determine what time it is in your destination, or the time difference between two locations.
OANDA – Provides current information on exchange rates as well as advisories, tips & resources. Also includes a program to calculate expenses in a foreign country.
Fodor's Travel Guides – Offers comprehensive destination guides to 275+ locations and allows travelers to compare and contrast prospective vacation spots.
Frommer's – Presents current information about travel destinations across the globe. Also gives users access to specialized guides on each country and articles about a variety of travel subjects.
InfoHub Specialty Travel Guide – Contains an abundant amount of information on specialized and unique travel plans such as Bicycle Tours in Holland and Sacred Journeys through Peru.
Let's Go Travel Guides – Specializes in helping travelers to coordinate economical excursions all over the world.
Lonely Planet - Publishes over 650 guidebooks in 14 different languages, covering every corner of the planet. Also features travel stories and blogs where travelers can learn about others’ experiences.