SOURCE: On Call International

August 16, 2007 10:56 ET

Media Advisory: On Call International Opens Peruvian Earthquake Emergency Hotline

SALEM, NH--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Global medical travel assistance company, On Call International, has set up a national Peruvian Earthquake Emergency Hotline for the family and friends of those business, leisure and student travelers visiting Peru that might have been affected by last night's three major earthquakes.

Those people looking to connect with family members or friends traveling or temporarily living in Peru should call the following hotline: 800-576-5172. Callers should have the tour operator name and if possible, the travelers' itineraries ready at the time of the call.

On Call will be deploying a "Go Team" for on-site assistance, complete with satellite phones, water, food and medicine. According to Michael Kelly, president of On Call International, "We have been receiving numerous calls from family members who have loved ones traveling in Peru and want to know their status. As of right now, no injuries have been reported, but we are in constant contact with our people on the ground in Peru and are offering the emergency hotline to anyone who has family members or friends in Peru."

Headquartered in Salem, N.H., On Call International provides customized medical, travel, security, concierge and insurance products to the travel, financial services, insurance, and direct marketing industries, 24/7, 365 days-a-year. The company serves more than seven million consumers through clients such as Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and Carnival Corporation, which includes Carnival, Costa, Princess, Cunard, and Seabourn Cruise Lines. On Call International is a member of the International Assistance Group (IAG) and specializes in delivering high-touch services to its consumer and corporate clients, including aero-medical evacuations anywhere in the world. For further information about On Call International, visit www.oncallinternational.com.

On Call medical director, Dr. Robert Wheeler, and president and CEO, Michael Kelly, are available for media interview.

Contact Information

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    Steve Schechter
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