Warwick, RI, August 16, 2007— As evidenced by the recent developments of Hurricanes Flossie and Dean and Tropical Storm Erin, August kicks-off the most active period of Hurricane Season 2007. In fact, expert predictions for a busier than average season, now also include forecasts for as many as sixteen tropical storms with nine reaching hurricane strength.
“With several more weeks of summer still to enjoy and the rapidly approaching fall travel season, travel insurance is the best protection for tropical vacations in hurricane prone areas,” advises Peter Evans, Executive Vice President of InsureMyTrip.com. “The key is to plan ahead as trip cancellation and interruption protection is based on the occurrence of unforeseen events. This means you need to purchase coverage before a tropical storm or hurricane is named and possibly affects a part of your itinerary.”
Travelers also need to know that not all policies are created equally. “Coverage for weather-related trip cancellations and interruptions differs by company and plan,” explains Evans. 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.
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.
Wherever and whenever you are traveling, travel insurance is a prudent investment that provides peace-of-mind protection. 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.