Entries by David Tompkins

Purchase travel insurance if you travel to hurricane prone regions

With hurricane Dolly barring down on southern Texas or northern Mexico, this serves as a good reminder to purchase vacation insurance that offers some protection for your trip costs should a hurricane strike. Millions of vacationers this year could lose their vacation deposits if a serious hurricane strikes where they are traveling. If possible, you […]

9 tips Why should you get travel insurance

There are many reasons to purchase travel insurance. Here are just a few: If you don’t get travel insurance, you are taking the whole risk on yourself. Why not pass that onto the insurer’s shoulders. A serious sickness or injury can seriously jeopardize your finances. It is not unusual to see medical and evacuation expenses […]

Many travelers do not take travel insurance on their trip

It has recently been reported by the UK press that one in four UK citizens do not take out travel insurance when they travel. According to Sainsbury Finance, nearly a third claim that they do not even need travel insurance while one fifth state that they can’t afford travel insurance. The poll was conducted recently […]

Purchase baggage travel insurance

It has recently been noted in the news that the US Travel Insurance Association has urged Americans to purchase travel coverage for covering the delay. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics stated that the country’s largest airlines had a mishandled baggage rate of 7.35 reports per 1,000 passengers in the first three quarters of 2007. That […]

Swine Flu Tips for Travelers

The recent swine flu or H1N1 epidemic that has caused a great deal of concern for people who plan to travel this year. The illness has also made purchasing travel insurance even more important. To further assist you with information, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on its Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/, offers these precautionary tips […]

Travel Insurance for business travellers.

Business persons who are traveling should make sure that they get adequate travel insurance when they travel on business. The Travel Industry Association of America recently reported that business travellers are taking approximately 5 work related trips per year. Business owners should make sure that they are and their employees are covered by a comprehensive […]

Five things about travel insurance you should know

1. What does it usually cover? Travel insurance coverage varies from insurer to insurer, but there are two major types: Travel Medical & Evacuation Insurance: This covers the medical emergency expenses while you are on your trip Trip Cancellation & Interruption: This vacation insurance is probably the most common type of travel insurance policy sold in […]