WARWICK, RI, August 16 2006–In recent years, our global community has regrettably experienced numerous terrorist attacks and security threats such as last week’s event in Britain. Besides the obvious impacts of such violent occurrences, world events like these significantly influence the way we travel today. Uncertainty and the “unknown” of what could happen to disrupt our journeys, has growing numbers of travelers securing travel insurance to protect themselves and their families.
“Purchasing travel insurance has become second nature to many seasoned travelers; but now even occasional trekkers are recognizing its value and benefits,” observes Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMyTrip.com. “Most recently, last week’s terrorist threat had many insured travelers wondering if they could cancel impending trips to impacted regions and be compensated for the loss of their financial investment,” continues Evans.
Trip Cancellation Package Policies are the most commonly purchased insurance plans because they offer the broadest protection in these circumstances including coverage for trip delays, interruption and cancellation. In general, most of these policies provide a terrorism benefit which enables you to cancel your trip if a terrorist incident occurs in your departure or destination city within 30 days of your scheduled departure. “In this particular case, there was no terrorist incident as the plot had been thwarted by British authorities.”
For travelers who want the freedom to choose whether or not to travel, or believe they may need to cancel their travels for reasons not otherwise covered, there is another option. InsureMyTrip.com providers M.H. Ross and TravelSafe, both offer a “Cancel for Any Reason “ provisional option. “Cancel For Any Reason” covers 75% of the non-refundable trip cost. “So, whether you have concerns for your personal safety, a last-minute conflict, or simply a lack of interest, this special option means that today’s travelers are free to cancel their impending travels for any reason at all.”
“Now more than ever, travel insurance can provide invaluable security and incredible peace of mind,” says Evans. “Bottom line: make sure you thoroughly understand the benefits and details of a policy before you make the purchase.” To learn more about the protection plans that best suit your travel needs, visit InsureMyTrip.com on-line or call (800) 487-4722 to speak with one of InsureMyTrip’s 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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Established in 2000, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented on-line travel insurance aggregator worldwide. Featuring insurance comparisons from the top 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.