By now, you’ve probably heard something about the oil spill in Texas that has shut down the shipping channel that connects Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Besides the obvious devastating effects this kind of event can have on the environment and the local economy, it’s also put a serious damper on cruise activity in the area. Jim Walker of CruiseLaw posted today about the nightmare unfolding for passengers trying to embark in Galveston for excursions to San Juan. In a response to his post, a user asked: “Is there any travel insurance that covers situations like this?”
We’ve probably got the smartest travel insurance team members alive right in this building, but the smartest travelers alive are out there in the world doing just that — traveling. When we had the opportunity to attend a major trade show and hear from those smart, savvy people, we couldn’t resist asking them to record their thoughts for posterity. Now we’re asking everyone else to join us in celebrating the smartest travelers alive by voting for the best tips among those we collected at the New York Times Travel Show.
It’s always a good day in our offices when we can say, definitively, that we’re doing what we set out to do: Give travelers the best customer experience we can provide, so they can confidently navigate the tricky world of travel insurance. It’s not always easy and we’re not always perfect, but that’s the top-of-mind goal that governs everything we do.