DON’T SWEAT IT: PROTECT YOUR SPRING TRAVELS WITH TRIP INSURANCE

Online Comparison Site InsureMyTrip.com Provides Peace of Mind Coverage for Family Vacations, School Breaks, and More

Warwick, RI, January 23, 2006—Now that you’ve booked a trip to Disney World with the kids, a fun in the sun beach break for your college student, or maybe a much anticipated honeymoon in Europe, the new year is off to a great start.  But don’t stop there.  Remember to protect your important journeys with comprehensive travel insurance.

“For many people, buying travel insurance is the most unfamiliar and maybe the least exciting element of planning your travels,” observes Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMytrip.com, “but without a doubt, it is also the single most important consideration you can make to protect your vacation investment and your personal well-being.”

Travel insurance provides coverage for a wide-range of travel risks including trip cancellation (if you have to cancel), trip interruption (your travels are brought to an unexpected and premature end), medical coverage (you need international coverage or to augment your current health benefits), and medical evacuation protection (air ambulance service).  While the average price of a policy is between 5 and 7 percent of the total trip cost, the return on consumer investment can be huge.

“A great example of this,” says Evans, “is the true story of one InsureMyTrip customer who went to visit her daughter in Spain, and at the same time, her son embarked on a bicycle trek through Italy. Knowing that her primary health benefits at home did not extend overseas, as a precaution she  purchased travel insurance protection for both of them.  Shortly into his journey, her son was critically injured in a car accident.  Our customer immediately ended her visit in Spain and flew to Italy to be with him. Nearly two weeks later, her son was transported home for long-term treatment and care.  The great news is, her son experienced a full recovery; and the insurance policies she purchased (a $54 investment) covered the family’s related transportation costs, accommodations and meals (an estimated $80,000), and saved them from devastating financial impacts.   It was a happy ending for all.”

Though we hope never to use or need it, travel insurance can provide a tremendous amount of security and peace of mind for a small fraction of the cost of a trip. InsureMyTrip.com allows consumers to review, rate, compare, analyze and purchase travel insurance from all the leading U.S. travel insurance companies in a completely secure environment. To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit InsureMyTrip.com online or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with one of our expert travel insurance professionals. Customer service representatives are available seven days a week, M-F 9 A.M.-9 P.M. & Sat.-Sun. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. ET.

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About InsureMyTrip.com

Established in 2000, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring insurance comparisons from the top 16 industry providers, InsureMyTrip.com is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. InsureMyTrip.com also specializes in providing integrated technology solutions for the travel insurance industry, with over 2,000 private-labeled and co-branded travel related websites around the globe. InsureMyTrip.com is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut and Oregon.

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