Travel Insurance for Thai Vacations

Thailand, the Asian paradise and popular vacation destination for visitors from all over the world, is not the safest country to visit according to recent reports. Despite the welcoming people and the stunning scenery, Thailand offers various risks that young travelers in particular often fall victim to. The Australian foreign affairs and trade department said recently that Thailand is the most dangerous country for Australians, with 403 deaths occurring between 2006 and 2011 and a large number of injuries. And there were 296 deaths of UK visitors in just one year. The importance of travel insurance for visiting Thailand cannot […]

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Does Domestic Health Insurance Cover Me?

When it comes to travel, health insurance is probably the most confusing consideration you have to make. You probably realize that your home contents insurance doesn’t cover your belongings when you are abroad, and that you don’t already have trip cancellation insurance included in your domestic insurance packages. But does your health insurance plan cover you when you travel overseas? It is important to make sure you understand what your coverage extends to when traveling or you may find you are traveling without adequate insurance protection. If you are a US citizen and have a US health insurance plan, your […]

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Common Scams to Avoid as a Tourist

One of the best things about traveling is meeting new people, whether they are locals or fellow tourists. Chatting with people and finding out about their lives is an experience not to be missed, and you will learn a lot from the people you meet. But unfortunately tourists are the targets for people who want to do more than make friends – these scam artists want your money. The difficulty lies in distinguishing a genuinely friendly local or a lost tourist from a clever trickster. Watch out for these situations which are well known to be set-ups for scams. Look […]

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Liquids Rule on Flights

Since the terrorist incidents that changed the face of air travel, passengers have had to comply with a range of different restrictions. But these restrictions have not remained the same over time, although many people are unclear exactly how they are affected. For example, you can now bring liquids, aerosols and gels onboard an aircraft – these items are not banned completely. But your cosmetics, toiletries, medications and foods are subject to certain rules. How much liquid can you take on a flight? What restrictions are there on carrying gels and liquids onboard? The regulations on liquids according to the […]

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How to Rent Out Your Room to Tourists

Do you have a spare bedroom? Live in a place where tourists visit, or at least close to a tourist city or town? Then you could make money by renting out your spare room to vacationers. While many people see their spare room as a storage closet or a waste of space, it could become an earner if you treat it correctly. Increasing numbers of people are listing their spare rooms on websites like Airbnb.com and iStopOver.com for extra cash they put towards little extras like travel and clothes. These specialist websites help you advertise your room and get trustworthy […]

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Expatriate Health Insurance Explained

With a large number of different insurance plans on offer today it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Some plans you may not have heard of before but can offer significant benefits for travel and overseas living. For example, expatriate insurance comes with many advantages for people who are living abroad. Find out more about expatriate insurance below. Expatriate insurance, as the name suggests, is for expats – people who are living for extended periods of time outside their home country. They may have moved for work, or their spouse’s work, for study or to […]

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Vacations Linked to Good Health

Here’s some news that we’ve probably all suspected to be true for quite some time now – vacations are good for the health. Did we ever think that wasn’t the case? But scientists at the Nuffield Health institute have carried out a study and discovered that taking a break can help to bring your blood pressure down and a vacation can improve your stress levels. Sounds great, right? It proves what people say when we look anxious and stressed – a break will do you good. In the study 12 lucky people were sent on a vacation in order to […]

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J1 and J2 Visa Coverage

Do you know about insurance coverage especially for J1 and J2 visa holders? J1 and J2 visa holders are required to have full insurance coverage for the time they are in the United States, as specified on their visas. It is important to fulfill the requirement for insurance and find the correct coverage at the right price. Why is it important for J1 and J2 visa holders to also hold insurance? One reason is that the government stipulates that visa holders must be insured, in order to comply with the program. If someone holding a J1 visa deliberately fails to […]

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Health Insurance for Immigrants

Every year thousands of people come to the United States as immigrants to start a new life abroad, as a result of marriage or other family issues, work or as a result of a successful visa application. All these recent immigrants will experience a great deal of change in the first months and years they are in their new country. With change come new benefits and sks- and the need for insurance. Why do recent immigrants need health insurance? Health insurance for US immigrants is designed to protect immigrants from huge medical bills. Healthcare is not free in the United […]

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Overview of Ski Season Success

Ski resorts often have a difficult time making money when unpredictable snowfall and dwindling visitors bring a rough season. Thankfully for the ski travel industry this season has been better than previous. Storms in late December bringing snow to many North American resorts has helped make up for last year’s poor snowfall, and the amount of snow this year has encouraged more people to book at the last minute for this year. The picture didn’t look too encouraging, with advance reservations at resorts across the US and Canada down for December on the previous year. Many people were hedging their […]

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