New York, N.Y. – May 25, 2016
Despite recent State Department warnings and global events, recent data indicates that 75 percent of Americans are still planning to travel this summer*. According to leading travel insurance comparison website, TravelInsurance.com, the top international destinations for their customers this summer are Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Canada. TravelInsurance.com reminds consumers looking forward to domestic or international travel that the best time to secure coverage for their getaways is before the season begins.
“Our customers are asking us about the Zika virus, heightened security in Europe and the upcoming Olympic games in Brazil this August,” said Stan Sandberg, Co-Founder of TravelInsurance.com. “While uncertainty around the globe isn’t stopping people from traveling, smart travelers are looking for ways to protect their trips. A quality travel insurance plan can protect a traveler’s investment and provide travel medical benefits and services while on their trips, helping give travelers peace of mind during their summer vacations.”
Whether sticking close to home or going overseas, consumers have a choice of many travel insurance policy options for their particular summer travel plans. TravelInsurance.com advises what to look for when researching policies:
- Trip Cancellation insurance covers pre-payments for holiday travel arrangements that may be interrupted or cancelled due to covered reasons such as extreme weather (flooding, hurricanes, etc.), sickness or injuries, and other issues. Coverage varies by policy.
- Medical Travel insurance limits the financial burden of emergency medical coverage for those who fall ill or are injured while traveling. Such coverage is particularly significant for international travelers, as standard health insurance plans sometimes do not cover medical bills from another country.
- Medical Evacuation insurance will cover costs associated with transportation costs to a qualified hospital in a medical emergency if the local facilities are inadequate. Such policies are particularly applicable to international travelers – especially those headed for remote destinations or off the tourist track.
- Adventure Sports insurance is offered as an optional upgrade to cover high-risk activities such as scuba diving, surfing, white water rafting, and other extreme sports popular with holiday travelers that would otherwise be excluded.
TravelInsurance.com makes shopping for travel insurance easy and affordable, empowering travelers with the ability to quickly find, compare and choose the appropriate travel insurance policy that meets their – and their family members’ – needs and fits their budget. TravelInsurance.com offers plans from a variety of trusted travel insurance companies. It takes only a few minutes online to discover the right plan at the right price with the right protection for any trip. Consumers can then buy directly and securely through the website and receive their policy via email within minutes.