Eurobound Designs Paris-Versailles-Chantilly Package in Royal Style Eurobound–specialists in custom individual and small-group travel to Europe– has designed a one-week fully-customizable package to Paris, Versailles and Chantilly, inspired by exhibits at New York’s Metropolitan Museum and Los Angeles’ Getty Center. Celebrating the Metropolitan Museum’s “Visitor to Versailles” and the Getty Center’s “A Queen’s Treasure from … Continue reading
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Medical Evacuation: A Flying Emergency Room
A serious illness or injury can happen anytime, and travelers, especially to more remote areas, should be sure they are covered for medical evacuation, advises the US Travel Insurance Association. Local hospitals in some parts of the world may be ill-equipped to handle severe trauma or illness, and a sick or injured traveler may need to be evacuated and air lifted to the nearest appropriate medical facility. Continue reading
UStiA Dispels Six Common Travel Insurance Myths
Travel insurance offers a wide array of benefits in any number of emergency situations. Yet, many people are willing to gamble with their vacation investment. A survey conducted for the US Travel Insurance Association, for example, revealed that only 22% of Americans — or roughly one out of five –whose travels were impacted by medical conditions, natural disasters and other events, had travel insurance. Continue reading
Americans Average 2.4 Trips, says UStiA Survey
Sixty-one percent of Americans say they will travel in 2014, taking an average of 2.4 vacation trips, according to a survey conducted for the US Travel Insurance Association. Of those traveling, nearly 70% said they will take one to two trips next year, with another 30% reporting three or more trips. Continue reading
Protect Your Travels From Winter Storms
Every year blizzards and snow storms strand thousands of travelers. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), winter storms generally can’t be predicted more than a week or two ahead. So it’s smart to plan in advance and have a winter travel strategy in case your travels are impacted by bad weather. Continue reading
More than 148 Million Covered by Travel Insurance
More than 148 million U.S. travelers were covered by various types of travel insurance and related services in 2012, according to a recently-released survey conducted for the US Travel Insurance Association. Included in this number are emergency transport programs, assistance plans, and other services provided by UStiA member companies through credit cards, annual membership programs, affinity groups and individual or group travel insurance. Continue reading
Why Travel Insurance Matters
Travel insurance is designed to help travelers when the unforeseen happens. According to the US Travel Insurance Association, the most popular travel insurance is referred to as trip cancellation, often sold as a package, or comprehensive plan.
A package – or comprehensive – plan includes three types of coverage in a single policy Continue reading
Don’t Gamble with Your Family Vacation, Advises UStiA
According to UStiA, one comprehensive policy can insure all family members traveling together, covering them against a wide range of possible mishaps. Some travel insurance companies offer special family policies that may cover children at no additional cost or at discounted prices.
The following are some situations where travel insurance can help save the day. Continue reading
Travel Insurance Helps Protect Against Airline Change Fees
Travelers who have to cancel or change their flights because of illness or other emergency may be in for a surprise with the recent increase in airline change fees to $200 or more.
In addition to change fees, fliers may incur airline re-ticketing charges for arrangements purchased through a travel agent or through an online agency. Travelers are also responsible for paying any applicable increases in airfare on re-ticketed flights.
When a traveler has to cancel or change flight arrangements due to illness or other types of emergencies, the airlines are not responsible. So, what does a traveler do? Continue reading
Eye Emergencies: Eye-Saving Travel Tips from UStiA
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. Continue reading