WARWICK, RI, August 19, 2008 — September will mark the mid-point of the 2008 hurricane season, and as we all watch the developments of Tropical Storm Fay we’re reminded of the disruption these storms bring with them. Although we can’t predict the weather, we can help you plan for its impact.

“If you purchased travel insurance and your trip is impacted by Tropical Storm Fay, examine the policy or contact us to understand your options,” advises Jim Grace, President and CEO of, the leading online travel insurance comparison site. “There are several trip cancellation benefits that will protect your travel investment, depending on the plan you purchased.” Grace recommends checking your policy for these coverages:

  • Cancellation due to Hurricane Warning: Some policies cover cancellation of your trip if your destination is under a NOAA-issued hurricane warning.
  • Common Carrier Stops Service due to Weather: This benefit protects your investment when airlines and cruise lines stop travel to a destination due to severe weather.
  • Destination made Uninhabitable: This covers you if a hurricane or other natural disaster hits your hotel or vacation rental property and it is no longer able to accept guests.
  • Cancel For Any Reason: If you selected this option, available on select plans from several insurance carriers, you choose whether or not you want to cancel your trip.

“If you are contemplating future travel plans during hurricane season,” notes Grace, “consider the peace of mind and financial protection offered by travel insurance.” In addition to the trip cancellation provisions mentioned above, most plans also provide coverage if your primary residence becomes uninhabitable due to storm damage. Always plan ahead – travel insurance, like all insurance, is based on the occurrence of unforeseen events.’s expert team of insurance professionals can help you understand all of the available protection options and select the one that’s right for you. Call us at 800-487-4722, or visit us today at to protect your travels.

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Established in 2000, is the leading, consumer-oriented online travel insurance aggregator worldwide.  Featuring 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 and Oregon.


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