Trip Insurance Ensures You See Green Even When Airline Doesn’t

American Airlines’ parent company has filed for bankruptcy, but travelers need not worry about losing their reservations, say industry analysts. But one just has to look back at other airline bankruptcies to note that filing for bankruptcy and canceling operations go hand-in-hand. Trip cancellation insurance can help save you and your trip against such a situation, so that you are not inconvenienced financially. Most travel cancellation insurance plans offer coverage against the bankruptcy of a travel supplier (be it a travel agent, hotel, or other travel-related service) or an airline. In the case of airlines, alternate arrangements are usually made. […]

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Insurance Protection from Irene’s Wrath

As the East Coast faces Irene and recoups from her devastation, the travel plans of several thousands of people have gone awry. The storm is particularly worrisome for international visitors without trip cancellation insurance who have less time to juggle their schedule around. Trip cancellation insurance covers most of the costs related to a flight getting cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance. A hurricane does fall under that category; however, to be valid, the travel insurance along with trip cancellation protection must have been purchased before a storm is identified and named. Most international travelers to the U.S. make trips […]

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Trip Cancellation Insurance Prevents Financial Disappointment

No one likes to see their well-planned trip cancelled. Add to that the worry of the financial losses related to the cancellation, and the frustration can be overwhelming. Trip cancellation insurance helps offset the financial part of the cancelled trip. Trip cancellation insurance is especially useful when you book the best deals, which can save you a lot of money. But the fine print contains details that usually include the disclosure that the expenses are not refundable, in case the reservations are not used. Trip cancellation insurance steps in to protect your “investments” in the trip. Trip cancellation insurance covers […]

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Student Travel Insurance Benefits

When you are studying in the United States at college or university money is often tight. That’s why student travel insurance can help by offering a budget travel insurance option for your vacations and study abroad trips. The cost isn’t the only benefit to a special student travel insurance policy. Student travel insurance covers you for medical expenses, medical evacuation and accidental death & dismemberment whether your trip is for spring break, an educational retreat, a class trip or a vacation. Travel insurance for students is an economical way of paying for this essential coverage. Most student insurance policies require […]

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Travel In Hurricane Season 2011

The US Department of State has issued its annual alert for Hurricane Season covering the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean, plus the Gulf of Mexico. If you are planning a trip to these areas make sure you have international travel insurance and keep up to date with any alerts. Travel insurance is an essential, just in case you are unlucky enough to be affected by a hurricane. The hurricane season lasts from June 1 to November 30. The Climate Prediction Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal season in 2011. This includes a 70% […]

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Travel Insurance: Five Reasons You Might Need It

Travel is a risky business. Jetting off to foreign shores brings excitement, relaxation and fun but may also cause you problems. Many people don’t buy travel medical insurance, thinking that nothing will go wrong. But a vacation without travel insurance is a big risk. Read on – you never know when you might need it. You arrive at your destination in the middle of the night and your bag with your prescription medicine in it is lost. Who will help you with filling an emergency prescription in a strange city and compensate you for the cost? You have a car […]

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Travel Insurance Tricks and Traps: How To Avoid Them

Buying travel insurance is an easy thing to do. However, not all travel medical insurance policies will be right for you. Some may be uneconomical or provide you with low-quality coverage. What should you look for when buying travel insurance? What traps should you avoid? If you have a pre-existing medical condition you should check to make sure you are covered for medical issues concerning this condition when you travel. Check that your insurer doesn’t have a set of exclusions that make almost any claim impossible – only choose a respected and established insurance company that doesn’t make you jump […]

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Serious Accidents and Illness Abroad

Losing a friend or relative is extremely hard. Losing a loved one while they are travelling abroad is even harder. According to the U.S. State Department, over 6,000 Americans die overseas each year. How can the U.S. State Department help? How can Medical evacuation insurance assist? With medical evacuation insurance you will be able to evacuate a seriously ill relative to medical facilities abroad, or bring them home to be treated in the US. If the worst happens, medical repatriation insurance assists you with returning the person’s remains to their home country. US consular offices abroad can also assist in […]

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The Problem of Air Rage

Air rage is an all-too-common experience on some flights today. The stress of a long flight, exhaustion and irritation can make some people violent towards cabin crew and other passengers. Why does air rage happen? Air rage is psychological or physical violence towards flight attendants or other passengers on the flight. Air rage can be brought on by many factors. The passenger in question may have been frustrated by delays and missed connecting flights, or exhausted due to lack of sleep. Sometimes the behavior of other passengers can push an angry person over the edge. In other cases, the passenger […]

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Safe Travel to Festivals Abroad

Summer’s around the corner and thoughts turn to outdoor festivals – music, food, dancing and socializing under the sun. And when you want to travel further afield for your festival fix, head to Europe, Canada, South America and many other destinations that now feature summer festivals. How can you make sure your festival trip is safe and fun? Buy travel medical insurance that fully protects you when you travel abroad. Your domestic health insurance probably won’t help you in Spain, or Montreal. Consider a plan including trip cancellation insurance in case you are unable to fly and lose the money […]

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