Tag: trip planning

What to expect from a 2018 Cruise!

by Jeremy Miville Wave season is here! The itineraries are set, and ships are filling up. The cruise industry is always full of innovative ideas and intriguing experiences to heighten the thrills their boats offer travelers as they cruise from port to port.  Here are three trends we are happy to see for our  2018 cruisers! Virtual reality

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More than one trip this year? An Annual plan may be right for you!

Is this year shaping up to be your “Year of Travel”? If you have more than a couple of trips planned this year then a multi-trip, or annual travel insurance plan could be the right option for you. And great news! More often than not, there is a financial benefit to buying a multi-trip insurance

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Travel insurance & mental health issues?

Over the weekend, NPR ran a story entitled “Don’t Count on Travel Insurance to Cover Mental Health.” The article told the story of a couple whose travel plans needed to be changed, based on recommendations by their adult son’s doctors that he not be left alone as he began a new treatment regimen for mental health problems. When the would-be travelers submitted a claim for trip cancellation to their travel insurance company, it was denied. Does this family’s story really mean that travel insurance will never cover mental health issues? We reached out to our providers to get their take on the question, and found some surprising answers:

Vacation during hurricane season?

As predicting the unpredictable goes, Hurricane Season is one of the best opportunities travelers have to gaze into the crystal ball of “known perils” and take early steps to prevent vacation disasters. Of course, you might argue that no two hurricane seasons are alike, and some are very mild — almost a non-event. You might also have your confidence bolstered by early models that predict a less active season than usual. So why not just wait and see how the season shapes up before insuring your trip?