CNBC, Oct 11 2019 – When it pays to buy travel insurance

One of the most popular types of travel insurance is trip cancellation. Just be sure you know what you are buying. “Across the board, the biggest mistake [people make] is not understanding the coverage,” said Megan Moncrief, chief marketing officer of Squaremouth, a website that compares travel insurance. The most comprehensive coverage is “cancel for […]

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MarketWatch, Sept 26 2019 – Why Thomas Cook’s sudden collapse would be financially catastrophic for customers if it happened in the U.S.

Not all travel-insurance policies will cover situations involving bankruptcies The good news: Thomas Cook customers are protected by the British government. The U.K. requires most tour operators to hold Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL). Operators who hold this license pay into a national fund when they book trips, and that money is set aside in […]

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Forbes, Sept 23 2019 – How to Avoid a Thomas Cook-like Travel Disaster

5) Purchase the right kind of insurance Travel insurance that provides cancellation protection can help minimize risk should airline, cruise company, hotel or tour operators become insolvent. Sandberg offers two suggestions: First, by purchasing directly from a supplier and not through a travel agent or intermediary, travelers have the option to purchase travel insurance to […]

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ITIJ, Sept 17 2019 – Travel insurance disparity in the US

It turns out that California, New York, Florida, Texas and Washington are responsible for almost 50 per cent of all travel insurance purchases in the US. And more striking still, the figures show that Californians spend twice as much as any other state, expending more on travel insurance in the past year than residents of […]

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Washington Post, Aug 31 2019 – What travelers should know about hurricane season, before or during a trip

Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski recalls a conversation when someone mentioned a great deal for getaways to the Bahamas and Florida in August and September. “I said, ‘You know why? That’s hurricane season!’ ” says Kottlowski, senior meteorologist and lead hurricane forecaster at AccuWeather. “Nobody goes down there during hurricane season.” While it is a slower time […]

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