Past articles in the 'General Information' section

Trip cancellation coverage | Travel Insurance

Published by April 11, 2014

Having the option to cancel a trip in the event of an illness or injury and receive a refund is one reason many travelers purchase travel insurance. Many travelers ask if they can purchase a policy that only offers cancellation coverage. These types of policies are available, however, if travelers only want cancellation coverage, Squaremouth […]

Tips for Traveling When Under the Weather

Published by March 28, 2014

Getting sick or catching a cold is never convenient, but becoming ill when traveling can be especially distressing. If a traveler finds themselves easily susceptible to illness traveling may not seem feasible. Travel Insured International and HTH Worldwide offer advice on how to handle an illness when traveling. Tips Before You Leave for your Trip […]

How to Prepare for an Emergency During Vacation

Published by March 21, 2014

Many travelers consider themselves prepared for their vacations, but are they truly prepared? Expecting the best but preparing for the worst is the smartest way to cover all the bases when getting ready to take a trip. Air Ambulance Card, HCC Medical Insurance Services, and Travel Insurances Services offer advice on how to prepare for an […]

Travel Tip Roundup: What to do When Weather Interrupts Travel Plans

Published by March 13, 2014

When taking a vacation, most travelers have planned the trip down to every last detail. So when the weather doesn’t particularly cooperate with a vacation that’s been planned far in advance, frustration can quickly set in. Travelex and RoamRight have offered a few tips on how to handle vacations that have been interrupted by less […]

iTravelInsured Position Statement on the Ukraine

Published by March 11, 2014

iTravelInsured Released: 3/07/2014 On February 28, 2014, the Department of State warns “U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine, and particularly the Crimean Peninsula, due to the potential for instability following the departure of former President Yanukovych and the establishment of a new government. Groups have staged protests, set up roadblocks, and occupied government buildings in several […]

RoamRight Position Statement on the Ukraine

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RoamRight Released: 3/7/2014 While RoamRight’s thoughts are with the people and travelers caught in the middle of the conflict in the Ukraine, our travel insurance policies exclude coverage for any “war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities between nations (whether declared or not), and civil war.” If a traveler is already in Ukraine and needs […]

What to Look for in a Customer Review

Published by March 7, 2014

Customer reviews can heavily influence a traveler’s decision on which travel insurance provider is best for them. Whether the review is negative or positive, there are certain points to look for when reading a customer review. Below are a few tips on what to look for when reading travel insurance provider reviews. Look at the […]

Travel Industry Embraces Technology | Travel Insurance Roundup

Published by February 28, 2014

The integration between humans and technology has become prevalent in the travel realm. The abundance of tools, apps, and gadgets available has made travel easier than ever. Squaremouth has gathered information on the best travel technology available from MedJet, Global Alert, April, and GeoBlue. Recommended Travel Apps There are many trendy travel apps available for […]

Tips for Students and Their Parents When Studying Abroad | Travel Insurance Roundup

Published by February 21, 2014

Studying abroad during spring semester is a popular choice for college students. The chance to experience another country’s culture, live abroad, and learn a new language can be a valuable resume-builder. However, for the parents of these student travelers, the opportunity for study abroad may give rise to worry and fear for their student’s safety. […]

Travel Affected by the Winter Weather May Not Be Over

Published by February 14, 2014

The extreme weather that many are facing this winter may not be done wreaking havoc just yet. Record breaking winter storms have brought snow to the south, shut down cities, and caused a numerous amount of flight cancellations and delays. Many are wondering how travelers affected by the winter weather will handle these cancellations and […]