Jet lag – it’s a condition most international travelers have experienced at one time or another. To learn more, I attended a presentation led by distinguished experts at The International Society for Travel Medicine’s 2015 bi-annual conference. But what is jet lag?
When you’re traveling and have eye problems, how do you know which symptoms could be potentially serious? The US Travel Insurance Association advises that, while itchy and red eyes may be common, some conditions, such as cuts, scratches, objects in the eye, and blunt injuries to the eye or eyelid, require emergency medical treatment.
Each year winter blizzards and sudden snow storms strand thousands of travelers. With winter storms generally not predictable more than a week in advance, travelers need to plan ahead and protect their vacation investment. The US Travel Insurance Association wants travelers to know that they don’t have to spend the night on an airport cot, forfeit an expensive vacation deposit, or foot the entire bill for extra hotel nights because they’re stranded during a storm.
Travel and Holiday Gifts: What To Know Whether bringing presents to friends or relatives or visiting Christmas Markets in Europe for holiday gifts, it’s important to know customs and security regulations, advises the US Travel Insurance Association. Below are some guidelines from TRIP, UStiA’s consumer resource center. Domestic Travel And Departing The U.S. …
Each year thousands of travelers become seriously ill or injured while traveling, requiring emergency evacuation or other medical transportation assistance. They may be in a remote area where adequate medical care is unavailable, their injury or illness may be so severe that they need specialized care, or they may be unable to return home safely without medical support.
According to the US Travel Insurance Association, most patients requiring medical transport fall into 4 categories
According to the US Travel Insurance Association, getting the right care, communicating with medical professionals and those back home, and paying for emergencies are issues that travelers may ignore until they are confronted with an illness or accident, especially when abroad.
UStiA urges travelers to be adequately insured so that they are covered in case of a medical emergency. To that effect, the association suggests that travelers ask the following questions:
When temperature and humidity soar, travelers — particularly children, the elderly, those with chronic medical conditions, and people who are substantially overweight – may be prone to heat stroke. Even young and healthy individuals can be vulnerable if they are too active.