Mishandled Luggage in 2010

Lost or delayed luggage may not be the worst thing that can happen on a vacation, but it is a situation where having a good travel insurnace policy helps.  Most travelers have at least one story that involves lost, damaged or delayed bags.  According to an article from MSNBC, the reported cases of mishandled luggage […]

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iTravelInsured Answers Earthquake Questions

Travel insurance carriers will often answer coverage questions in their agent newsletters.  The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan has prompted many travelers to ask how this is covered by travel insurance.  The following is from iTravelInsured’s newsletter answering some common questions about this situation. Ask the Insurance Experts: ´Is the earthquake that occurred in […]

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Flights Cancelled Because of Computer Problems

Not all flight delays are caused by weather or mechanical issues with the airplane.  Alaskan Airlines recently had to delay and cancel flights due to computer failure.  Passengers affected by the itinerary changes should check with the airline and their travel insurance policy to see what restitution is available.  A recent article from CBS provided […]

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Fire at the Miami Airport

This week a fire broke out at the Miami airport and many travelers are asking how travel insurance coverage would help in this situation.  Those concerned about upcoming trips through this airport should contact the airline to find out if there are any itinerary changes and check their travel insurance policy to see how they […]

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Study Abroad and Alcohol Consumption

Travel insurance isn’t just for the cruise or resort vacation.  Volunteers, business people, family members and students traveling can be protected as well.  The type of trip might mean different risks, making some coverage benefits more important.  A recent post on HTH Worldwide’s Healthy Travel Blog addressed alcohol as a substantial risk to student travelers. […]

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A Travel Triumph from Travelex

It is common for travel insurance providers to share customer experiences in their agent newsletters.  Learning how another traveler made use of the travel insurance coverage helps other travelers understand how a policy can protect them.  The following is an excerpt from the Travelex newsletter. I just wanted to thank Travelex for riding to the […]

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Airlines Adjusting Flights to Japan

The natural disaster and subsequent radiation risks are having a significant impact on travel to the region.  Cruises are adjusting itineraries to avoid some Japanese ports and airlines are being cautious about flying to certain Japanese airports.  Those whose travel plans are being changed should check their travel insurance policy to see exactly how they […]

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Cruises Cancelling Calls to Japanese Ports

The recent disaster in Japan is having a large impact on travel to the region.  Travel insurance coverage may be limited, depending on the policy and the specific situation.  Many destinations are uninhabitable, flights are being delayed or cancelled and cruises are adjusting itineraries to avoid disaster areas.    An article from USA Today addresses in […]

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Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

A massive earthquake hit Japan this morning and subsequently led to a tsunami wreaking further damage to the island nation.  Travel insurance can help travelers experiencing delays, interruptions and cancellations because of this natural disaster.  An article from MSNBC provided more detail about the events. The U.S. State Department is urging tourists to avoid travel […]

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Last Minute Travel Insurance

Last minute travel is becoming very popular.  It is increasingly easier to quickly find the last minute travel deals from travel comparison websites and through social media.  For those booking last minute travel and also interested in travel insurance, a few helpful tips can avoid a frustrating claim experience. The absolute last chance to purchase […]

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