New Interactive Flight Attraction Opens in London

The latest, and one of the most state-of-the-art, visitor attractions in the world opened on July 6th in London. Emirates Aviation Experience was officially declared open by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and the president of Emirates Airline, ready for visitors to the UK’s capital. The Emirates Aviation Experience is an interactive attraction that pulls visitors into the world of aviation. Visitors undertake a journey into flight that cost the developers more than 4 million GBP to create, and is guaranteed to cause lines to form outside its doors. The attraction is a first for the UK and it includes […]

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World’s Safest Airlines 2012

The list of the safest airlines in the world has recently been released by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC), a German agency, and it reveals that Finnair is the safest around the globe. Followed by Finnair are Air New Zealand at number two, Cathay Pacific at number three, Emirates at four, Etihad at five, and followed by EVA Air, TAP Portugal, Hainan Airlines, Virgin Australia and British Airways at number 10. The results of this kind of safety survey can be interesting, but many people find them controversial. This is because the safety rating of an airline […]

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Here Comes the Sun – Keep Safe!

With summer just round the corner we’re all searching for some sun. Soaking up the rays and spending time outdoors on vacation recharges your batteries for the year ahead. But excessive sun exposure is dangerous. How can you keep safe in the sun? Ultraviolet (UV) light causes burns and blistering and can cause skin cancer. Avoid direct exposure to the sun from midday to 2pm and wear a broad rimmed hat and good quality sunglasses. Use a sunscreen with a factor SPF 15 or above. Beware of cheap brands – you may suffer from patchy protection if you don’t buy […]

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RoundTrip Insurance Eases Disappointment of Missed Travel

Joe Jinxed (say) is convinced that he is only successful in making plans for trips, not in making the trip! Thankfully, that has taught him that the first thing to buy after the tickets is trip cancellation insurance. The first time that Joe had planned a trip was to Europe and he bought the RoundTrip trip cancellation insurance plan after making all the arrangements for the trip. Unfortunately, the trip had to be cancelled because of the terrorist attack in London. However, he got back the maximum amount shown on the Confirmation of Coverage as The second time, he had […]

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Guard Your International Travel with Insurance

International travel is fraught with uncertainties. TravelGuard’s Essential Expanded Silver trip insurance plan offers a travel insurance policy that protects you from unforeseen expenses related to the trip. As with most travel insurance plans, the TravelGuard plan offers coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, trip delay, and baggage loss and delay. Medical benefits up to $15,000, emergency evacuation, and repatriation of remains are also covered in the plan. TravelGuard also features a $500 benefit exclusively for the return air fare of an interrupted trip. This coverage cannot be combined with regular trip interruption coverage. They are separate benefits, and are […]

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The Insurance Plan of a Hollywood Movie

A few days ago, I saw a wonderful movie on television, and the one thing I couldn�t help thinking was: I hope the protagonists had worldwide travel insurance, especially one that included trip cancellation insurance. The movie was �The Bucket List� starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. In the film, the two terminally ill men, who befriend each other at a hospital, decide to embark on a journey around the world to fulfil a wish list, called the �Bucket List.� They encounter many adventures along the way, Hollywood style, but Morgan Freeman decides to turn back halfway when he realizes […]

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Chalking Up Insurance Plans for School Year Extension

International travel is beset by many uncertainties, and added to the mix, for many travelers, is the question of whether to purchase trip cancellation insurance. Especially this year, the outbreak of the H1N1 virus has thrown many travel plans out of gear, and trip cancellation and international health insurance are more imperative than ever. In addition, some insurance companies are jumping in to also rescue travelers whose plans have been disrupted by a specific event: the extension of the school year because of school cancellations after the outbreak of the H1N1 virus. Many companies offer school extension insurance as an […]

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In Uncertain Times, Insurance Saves Cancellation Costs

In these recession-hit uncertain times, when travel across the globe has become necessary to save your business, trip cancellation insurance can save the day, and huge costs too! Let’s say that Chris, a small business owner, needed to travel from the U.S. to Mumbai on 27 Nov 2008 for an important business meeting, crucial to his company’s growth plans. Unfortunately, the previous day saw terrorists attacking a prominent hotel and other places in Mumbai, and India was on tenterhooks. All the airline tickets for Chris and his colleagues had to be cancelled (which were non-refundable), leaving him with a huge […]

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Is Multi-Trip Insurance Ideal for All Busy Travelers?

Busy travelers have unique insurance needs. Let’s say a small business owner who recently shifted her manufacturing to China makes several trips to the country. She also needs to visit Europe often for marketing meetings. She doesn’t quite know when she’ll be needed where, and usually has a secretary take care of the travel insurance policy for her. Just on the one trip that she forgets the insurance plan, she falls ill. That burns a huge hole in her pocket. Obviously, there must be a plan for people like her who make frequent trips abroad. There is, in fact, just […]

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Without Insurance, Food Allergies Leave Bad Taste

Sometimes, international travel health insurance can leave a bad taste in your mouth. Let’s say your friend is traveling to Korea. Just as she starts to enjoy the strange culinary delights of the country, all goes downhill. While eating her dessert after a heavy dinner, she is hit by a severe allergic reaction that requires her to be hospitalized. She didn’t know about her allergy, but her international travel health insurance plan does not reimburse her. As a result, she has sworn off travel insurance. Her only complaint is that she had bought insurance for precisely such a situation and […]

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