Adventure Travel Trend Covered by Travel Insurance Industry, Squaremouth says

Published by January 21, 2009

St Pete Beach, FL January 22, 2009 – From outer space to the bottom of the sea, adventure travel has become an affordable alternative to traditional resort holidays. With physical, cultural and nature-based trips all firmly on the rise, Squaremouth launches new travel insurance products to cover these activities.

In the past, diehard mountain climbers, snowboarders and skydivers found their options for travel insurance sorely limited. Now, with the introduction of new adventure travel products from companies like Travel Guard, fans of edgier trips are covered more completely than ever before.

“The insurance industry is recognizing that people are becoming more adventurous with their holidays,” says Chris Harvey, CEO of Squaremouth, America’s fastest growing comparison web site for travel insurance. “So they need policies that are custom-fit to more active and exotic tastes.”

Travel Guard’s Adventure Travel Protection Plan* is one such example of a just-launched policy catering specifically to modern adventurers.

The plan covers activities typically excluded in traditional plans — from mountaineering to aviation, hang gliding, skydiving, parachuting and bungee jumping.

Along with basic coverage, it includes:

  • increased benefits for lost or delayed sports equipment, plus a refund for the cost of licenses or permits if an out-of-state trip had to be cancelled or interrupted.
  • optional rental car insurance; air flight accident insurance; increased medical insurance and medical evacuation insurance
  • the choice to boost maximum coverage of sports equipment and personal effects from $2,500 to $5,000
  • an option to cancel travel for work reasons — or for any reason – as long as the policy is purchased within 15 days of putting down a trip deposit
  • coverage at no additional cost for one child under age 17 per accompanying adult

Adventure travel enthusiasts can search Squaremouth.com to compare details of this and hundreds of other travel insurance policies, all laid out in an easy-to-search format.

About Squaremouth
Squaremouth is America’s fastest growing travel insurance comparison site, helping customers instantly quote, compare and buy policies from every major carrier. Squaremouth has web sites in the US and UK, and an extensive network of partner sites worldwide. The company is headquartered in St Pete Beach, FL., with offices in Fort Wayne, IN. Visit Squaremouth.com or Squaremouth.co.uk.

About our Zero Complaint Guarantee
The cornerstone of our commitment to customers is Squaremouth’s guarantee to remove any company from our website if there is a customer complaint that cannot be resolved to our satisfaction. Squaremouth offers the broadest selection of insurance with an emphasis on quality and follow-up care in companies featured. We also factor in independent evaluation from the insurance industry watchdog AM Best.

Squaremouth offers products from the following travel insurance carriers:
CSA, ElviaGlobal Alert Admin, Global Rescue, Global Underwriters, HTH Worldwide, ITravelInsured, Medex, Medjet Assist, MH Ross, Multinational Underwriters (MNU), On Call International, Seven Corners, Travel Guard, Travel Insurance ServicesTravel Insured, Travelers Liberty, Travelex, TravelSafe and USA Assist.

AVAILABLE TOPIC EXPERT:
Chris Harvey
charvey@squaremouth.com
Toll-free (800) 240-0369
Direct (727) 490-5802
U.S. travel insurance – http://www.squaremouth.com
U.K. travel insurance – http://www.squaremouth.co.uk
International Medical Insurance – http://www.squaremouth.com/international-medical-insurance

*Travel Guard Insurance is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania Insurance Company (NAIC #19445) with its principal place of business at 70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10270, currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. All coverages may not be available in all states.