WARWICK, RI, October 30, 2006 –“There’s no place like home for the holidays,” states the ever- popular carol of old. Traditionally each year at this time, thousands of travelers pack up their families and head for the best destination of all: the holiday dinner table.
“The challenge can be getting there,” comments Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMyTrip.com. “According to the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), nearly half of all U.S. family travel consists of visits to relatives and friends. This means that during the holiday season especially, the overall number of travelers rises significantly, and the potential for en route challenges to occur also increases. At this time of year, it is most important to be an informed travel consumer and plan ahead with travel insurance.”
Travel insurance works to protect families (and your financial investment) while traveling, in the event that it is delayed, interrupted, or canceled, and can help you prepare for the unexpected. “Sometimes the thrill of seeing our loved ones for the holidays is suddenly sidelined by a case of the flu or other serious ailments,” explains Evans. “In fact, unforeseen illnesses and medical emergencies are the number one reason many family trips are canceled.” That’s why a variety of benefits, designed to address the needs of traveling families, are included on most travel insurance plans such as:
- Package Policies
- Travel Medical Policies
- Medical Evacuation Policies
- Flight Accident Policies
Trip cancellation package policies offer the broadest protection with coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, baggage, travel delay, and medical and emergency medical evacuation. Travel delay is always at the forefront of travelers minds during this period, and these package policies provide reimbursement for hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation caused by weather-related delays and cancellations.
So this holiday season, give the whole family a gift and visit www.insuremytrip.com for the family friendly coverage that best suits your travel needs, 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 7 A.M.-Midnight, Sat. 9 A.M.- 6 P.M. and Sun. 11 A.M.-6 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.