WARWICK, RI, December 20, 2006—With the hustle and bustle of the holidays nearly over, many are now looking forward to the post-season wind down and a relaxing cruise. In fact, record numbers of cruises are booked each year during January through March; earning this peak, three-month period the industry nickname of ‘Wave Season.’ But before you make your great escape aboard a sleek, white ocean liner, consider these important facts about travel insurance.
“Travel insurance can protect a traveler’s health and well-being, and save you considerable expense should anything go wrong before or during your cruise,” explains Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMyTrip.com. “The key is to plan ahead and protect your vacation before it even begins.”
Truly a traveler’s best defense against the unexpected, travel insurance provides coverage for a wide-range of travel risks including:
- Trip cancellation (if you have to cancel)
Trip interruption (if your travels are brought to an unexpected end while on your trip)
Medical coverage (if you need emergency medical coverage or an augmentation of your current health benefits)
Medical evacuation protection (air ambulance service)
“Lastly and perhaps most importantly, travel insurance consumers should know their coverage options,” says Evans. “Typically, if you purchase travel insurance directly through a travel supplier such as a cruise line, airline, or tour operator, you cannot protect yourself should that the travel supplier go bankrupt or become financially insolvent. Many of these policies do not extend to cover the company from which you purchased your covered trip for bankruptcy. Therefore, it is most prudent to purchase your travel insurance protection from a third-party source.”
“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 your 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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Established in 2000, InsureMyTrip.com is the leading, consumer-oriented online 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, New York, and Pennsylvania.