LA Times, July 22nd 2014 – Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

Published by July 23, 2014

Whether travelers can get refunds for, say, a tour if they wish to cancel a trip depends largely on the travel insurance policy, said Megan Singh, marketing manager at SquareMouth, which compares travel insurance policies.

Travelers need to have read their policies and understand what constitutes a covered reason that would allow refunds for cancellations, Singh said. The situation is fluid, she noted, and the resolution is often differs case by case.

But generally, she added, those who have a trip planned for the future will be covered if they have what’s known as “cancel-for-any-reason” insurance, she said. Concern about what may happen often isn’t covered on standard policies, but cancel-for-any-reason insurance is just that.

Read the full article online at: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-israel-flights-canceled-new-warning-state-department-20140722-story.html