Past articles in the 'Travel' section

US vacationers let taste buds plan the itinerary

Published by July 10, 2007

US vacationers are letting their taste buds do the talking when it comes to planning their break, according to new research. A study by the Travel Industry Association in partnership with Gourmet and the International Culinary Tourism Association found that food and wine were the deciding factors for one in five travelers. And this has […]

Ohio experts underline need for travel insurance

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Vacationers have been prompted to review their travel insurance before departing on a summer break. The Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio are reminding travelers that the right travel insurance deal can provide valuable compensation in the event of trip cancellation or interruption, potentially saving vast sums of money that would otherwise be non-refundable. Travelers are […]

Danger of lightning very real this summer

Published by July 6, 2007

This week is Lightning Awareness Week and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is educating families on the right course of action in an emergency. Only flooding has killed more Americans during storms over the past 30 years and the importance of preparation and protection cannot be overemphasized. “Lightning is usually the most dangerous […]

Premier golfing travel insurance from AIG

Published by July 5, 2007

Golfing vacationers now have no excuse to tee off without proper protection, with the launch of AIG Travel Guard’s premier golf travel insurance. Perks of the Tee, Tour & Travel insurance program include complimentary concierge services 24 hours a day, emergency travel services and refunds for any pre-paid golf fees in the event of cancellation. […]

Independence Day travel bonanza begins

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The Fourth of July has arrived and with it the mad rush to escape on vacation for an extended Independence Day break. Security is tight following the attempted terrorist attacks across the Pond – in London and Glasgow – just as the hurricane season gets into full swing and crowds start to amass in the […]

Access America travel insurance ideal for Delta flights

Published by July 4, 2007

Access America travel insurance deals can now be tacked on to flights with Delta Air Lines. America’s third largest carrier has paired up with the travel insurance provider to enhance its one-stop travel shop product at delta.com. Passengers can make savings of up to 15 per cent by booking flights online with the Atlanta-based carrier, […]

Stranded fliers saved by travel insurance

Published by July 1, 2007

Problems arise for thousands of Americans hoping to fly without their passports this week, as an applications backlog continues to cause airport chaos. The State Department was forced to permit fliers who were still waiting for their documents to access Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean, but many passengers without alternative documentation – or flying […]

Danger of lightning very real this summer

Published by June 29, 2007

This week is Lightning Awareness Week and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is educating families on the right course of action in an emergency. Only flooding has killed more Americans during storms over the past 30 years and the importance of preparation and protection cannot be overemphasized. “Lightning is usually the most dangerous […]

America prepares for record July 4th travel

Published by June 27, 2007

The American Automobile Association (AAA) is forecasting record travel over the Independence Day holiday week this year. An estimated 41.1 million Americans will take a vacation between June 28th and July 8th, 0.8 per cent more than last year, despite the fact that the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday. Reflecting the American love […]

Hurricane protection vital this summer

Published by June 25, 2007

Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has introduced a Hurricane Buster Protection policy, entitling passengers to free booking alterations during inclement weather. Announcing its latest range of low fares to the Caribbean, Latin America and destinations across the States, the Florida-based airline confirmed that its hurricane protection policy would remain in place. “We are pleased to offer […]