WARWICK, RI April 10, 2007—According to the Wichita State 2007 Airline Quality Rating report, “more passengers found themselves bumped, their flights delayed, or their bags lost last year than in 2005.”  Furthermore, the future of airline travel also looks turbulent.  As an increasing number of planes take to the skies, experts predict even greater stress for an already challenged air traffic control system.  Translation: more headaches for travelers.

Fortunately, there is a remedy for many of the aches and pains caused so often by travel today. “Though travel insurance can’t prevent such events from happening, it can help ease your travel woes and get your journey back on track,” stated Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of “Simply put, travel insurance is a traveler’s best defense against trip delays, cancellations, and baggage issues that are now more likely than ever to happen to you.”

Trip Cancellation Package Policies offer the broadest protection and can be used for cruises, tours, flights, and vacation rentals. A typical policy includes coverage for:

  • trip cancellation
  • trip interruption
  • travel delay
  • medical and emergency evacuation

“With concerns about travel delays so much at the forefront of travelers’ minds, it’s also important to know that these package policies provide reimbursement for hotel accommodations, meals, and transportation caused by weather-related delays and cancellations,” explains Evans.

Most travel insurance Package Policies also provide coverage for:

  • lost or stolen baggage
  • repair of damaged items
  • the purchase of essential items in the event of a baggage delay
  • additional accommodations and travel expenses in the event of lengthy delays

“Consumers should know that plans require specific documentation to file a claim including receipts.”

If the increasingly complex and challenging world of travel is complicating your life, then let travel insurance provide you security, protection, and peace of mind for a small fraction of the cost of your trip. 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 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, is the leading, consumer-oriented on-line travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  As mentioned in Consumer Reports, features insurance comparisons from the top industry providers, is a unique, one-stop resource designed to meet consumers’ comprehensive travel insurance needs all in a secure environment. 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. is headquartered in Warwick, RI with additional offices and data centers in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania.


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