Warwick, RI, May 29, 2007— Last month’s appearance by Tropical Storm Andrea marked an unanticipated and early beginning to Hurricane Season 2007 –-a 6-month period that officially begins June 1. Not so surprising however, are recent predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), for a season of ‘above normal hurricane activity.’ While this stormy forecast may very well affect your summer vacation plans, protecting your trips with travel insurance can help.
“Not all policies are created equally,” explains Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMyTrip.com. “Coverage for weather-related trip cancellations and interruptions differs by company and plan.” The coverage spectrum includes:
- Common carrier (airline, cruise line) stops travel to a particular destination due to weather
- Destination made uninhabitable – if your hotel or vacation resort is devastated by a storm
- Your own home sustains storm damage and is made uninhabitable
- Cancel for Any Reason – 75% of your trip cost can be recovered.
“Advance planning is key as trip cancellation and interruption protection is based on the occurrence of unforeseen events,” states Evans. “You need to purchase coverage before a tropical storm or hurricane is identified as possibly affecting a part of your itinerary.”
Another very important reason to plan ahead is to maximize the complete complement of benefits offered by trip cancellation policies. To be eligible for financial default protection and coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, the majority of the policies require that you purchase your policy within 7 to 21 days of your initial trip deposit.
Where ever and whenever you are traveling, travel insurance is a prudent investment that provides peace-of-mind protection. Remember to buy from InsureMyTrip.com so you can accurately identify the correct product for your particular travel needs. InsureMyTrip’s comparison tools and professional staff can help you with products from the entire travel insurance marketplace.
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 a licensed travel insurance professional. InsureMyTrip.com’s knowledgeable Customer Service team is available by phone and online seven days a week, M-F 7 A.M.-Midnight, Saturday 9 A.M. – 6 P.M. and Sunday 11 A.M. – 6 P.M. ET. These trained professionals are fully versed in all aspects of travel insurance from coverage definitions to the fine print details. So whether you simply need one question answered or want step-by-step help in selecting a travel insurance policy, InsureMyTrip’s personable Customer Service representatives can help you.
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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 New York.